Introduction Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) had concluded the negotiation of the first trade agreement under the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade.1 This is the first bilateral trade agreement since the promulgation of the Taiwan Relations Act in 1979. Unlike bilateral trade agreementsin the 20th century that aimed at lowering or eliminating the tariffs on the trade of goods, this US-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement (USTW) touches on the non-tariff measures (NTM) of bilateral goods and service trade...
LCS & Partners is a top tier law firms in Taiwan that constantly handles the largest and most complex cross-border transactions and litigation in Taiwan. Our main practices include Competition, Corporate M&A, Capital Markets, Infrastructure, IP, Litigation, Real Estate, Securitization, TMT, Tax and Trust. In 2016, LCS won the EUROMONEY Women in Business - Taiwan Law Firm of the Year. LCS attorneys are consistently ranked as Tier 1 individuals by IFLR, Chambers and The Legal 500. In 2016, The Legal 500 ranked LCS as Tier 1 law firm in Capital Markets, Corporate M&A, Employment, Energy & Projects and TMT.
LCS is now:
● One of the five largest law firms in Taiwan
● Firm of the Year awarded by Taiwan Stock Exchange
● Tier one law firm in Capital Markets, Corporate M&A, Competition, Energy, Infrastructure, FINTECH, Securitization, Real Estate and Trust
● EUROMONEY Women in Business Award - 2016 Law Firm of the Year in Taiwan
Our principal practices include:
● Banking & Derivatives (including Structured Finance, Acquisition Financing and Project Finance)
● Capital Markets & Securities
● Corporate M&A
● Cross-Border Investments
● Employment & Labor
● Fund Formation (including private equity, hedge fund, venture fund)
● Insurance (including claim review, compliance & litigation)
● Intellectual Property and Licensing (including all aspects of IP practices)
● Litigation & Arbitration
● Real Estate & Real Estate Securitization
Managing Partner: Kai Yu ([email protected]); Dr. Pijan Wu ([email protected]); Mark Harty ([email protected])
Notable Partners and Senior Counsels: PJ Wu (Infrastructure); Victor I Shiu Chang (Fund Formations and Corporate M&A), Kevin Chang (Capital Markets and Insurance), Chi-hsi Chao (IP and Corporate), Amy Chin (Cross-border M&A and Capital Markets), David Chuang (Real Estate, Securitization and Corporate Finance), Mark Harty (Banking and Insurance), Tan Hu (Litigation), Tom Hsieh (Insolvency, Capital Markets and Commercial Disputes), Margaret Huang (Anti-trust and Employment), Grace Ku (Securities, Trust and Banking), Bob Pan (Trademarks and Patents), Winnie Wei (Banking, Fund Formation and Corporate), Pijan Wu (TMT, Entertainment and Energy), Adam Yang (Litigation), Alex Yeh (Insurance and Corporate), Lucia Yiou (IP & TMT), Brian Yu (Capital Markets and Corporate)
Year this Office was Established: 1998
Lawyers Worldwide: 100
Languages: Chinese, English and Japanese
Areas of Practice
Following the requirements and qualifications of foreign bidders to participate in government procurement projects, this chapter will focus on the bidding preparations and risk analyses before moving forward in the projects. On-Site Investigations Due to factors such as Taiwan’s multivariate geological environment, it is possible that the actual conditions may differ significantly from the geological and underground data provided by the procuring entity in the tender documents...
LCS and Partners is pleased to announce that Amy Chin, Senior Counsel, has been selected as one of the IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021 in the Asia Pacific region. Amy Chin’s practices include international capital markets and cross-border M&A. She received her LL.M. degree from Duke University. Between 2005 and 2006, Chin acted as one of the six commissioners of the Financial Supervisory Commission, the single financial regulator in Taiwan She also supervised the Department of Legal Affairs. IFLR1000’s “Women Leaders” is a supplement to the IFLR1000, an annual guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms...
Chambers & Partners has recently ranked LCS & Partners’ Amy Chin, Senior Counsel, as a Band 1 lawyer in Capital Markets - Taiwan. According to Chambers, Amy Chin is renowned for her deft handling of equity listings and frequently sought after by international and domestic clients. One client says: "Amy is very experienced and sophisticated in providing advice, and she can communicate easily with senior management staff in our company." Additionally, Chambers ranked Weita Liao as “Up and Coming” in Capital Markets – Taiwan. According to Chambers, Ms. Liao is a rising star with experience assisting on equity capital markets mandates...