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Formosa Transnational Attorneys At Law

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Chairman: Yulan Kuo
Managing Partners: Wen-Yueh Chung
Number of Partners: 24
Number of Lawyers: 81
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Established in 1974, Formosa Transnational (FT) has endeavored in providing high-quality legal service, fostering social justice and advocating the rule of law. With the spirit of specialization, teamwork and professionalism, FT always stands at the forefront of industry development, assisting companies, entrepreneurs, agencies and organizations whether multinational or domestic to resolve various and myriad problems that have arisen as result of technological improvements and economic growth. FT attorneys actively participate in the National Bar Association and Taipei Bar Association, and three partners of the firm served as the President and many others served as Directors of both associations, as well as Judicial Reform Foundation, Taiwan Law Society, among others. Two of the founding partners, Mr. KC Fan and Mr. Henry Rai, were respectively appointed to serve as the Secretary General and the President of the Juridical Yuan in 2003 and 2010 for their prominent reputation in the legal profession.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION
Dispute Resolution/Public Infrastructure & Governmental Procurement/Employment

9 partners; 30 fee earners based in Taipei Taiwan
■ Representing government agencies in litigation and arbitration involving public infrastructure and construction projects such as mass transportation systems and government procurement disputes worth billions.
■ Representing leading energy industry players as well as plastics conglomerates in various environmental disputes and public safety incidents involving billions of dollars in operations losses.
■ Representing famous construction companies in issues arising from urban renewal involving projects worth billions.
■ Defending politicians, entrepreneurs, and celebrities for high-profile white collar crimes including forgery, corruption, securities fraud, insider trading and bribery. ■ Representing well-known international companies in various employment disputes involving retirement plans, lay-off arrangements, non-competition disputes, and sexual harassment, many involving investigation or mediation with hundreds of employees.
Contact Partners: Georgia Chang, Ya-Fen Lin, Jackson Huang, Feng-Jou Liou, Jui-Hua Fan, Peng-Kuang Chen, I-Ming Chen, Chih-Hung Chen, Andre Hung
Tel: 886-22755-7366 Email: [email protected]

TRANSACTIONAL AND COMMERCIAL MATTERS
Corporate/Finance/Investment/Banking & Securities/Capital Market/M&A/Shipping/ Insurance/Restructuring & Insolvency/Antitrust/Unfair Competition:
5 partners; 32 fee earners based in Taipei Taiwan
■ Advising a global leading insurance broker on purchasing another insurance broker in quite short days at the amount of USD5.7 billion, which becomes the biggest deal in the company’s 147-year history.
■ Representing a Swiss bank, a HK branch of a leading Chinese bank, a US based hedge fund manager and leading domestic finance industries, in negotiations for various agreements in projects worth millions of dollars and compliance checks for bank and securities regulations
■ Assisting a British trading company in acquiring shares of a globally renowned chain of tea beverage company, including due diligence and compliance checks, agreement negotiation.
■ Assisting a renowned multinational conglomerate in a boardroom dispute against some shareholders(investors) over operational control of the company and successfully secure the client’s management right.
■ Representing an Arabian chemical carrier in a vessel collision claim against a national navy vessel.
■ Representing a leading US-based technology industry applying for tax deduction for investment.
Contact Partners: Chun-Yih Cheng, Sam-Rong Hwang, Delphine Chen, Hwai-Li Hsu, Albert Kao, Wen-Chih Chen
Tel: 886-22755-7366  Email: [email protected]

TECHNOLOGY LAW
Intellectual Property/Telecommunications and Internet/Environmental Law & Green Regulations:

7 partners; 53 fee earners based in Taipei Taiwan
■ Success in well-known patent infringement cases, involving billion-dollar claims, for a leading LED company, a leading motorcycle company, several pharmaceuticals, leading electronics and technology companies
■ Representing clients in the cultural and entertainment industries in anti-counterfeiting enforcement
■ Represented leading pharmaceuticals and won cases in patent infringement, declaratory action for non-infringement, as well as invalidation action against leading international pharmaceuticals
■ Advising clients in the technology industry on chemical regulations, energy laws and environmental issues
■ Handling a large-volume of multijurisdictional patent prosecutions and trademark applications for a leading multinational telecom enterprise and a well-known conglomerate for material sciences
■ Conducting due diligence for a globally renowned internet security software company for acquirement of the IP of the target company
Contact Partners: Yu-Lan Kuo, Fa-Li-Lin, Wen-Yueh Chung, Frank Lu, Jane Wang, Brian Hsieh, Monica Wang
Tel: 886-22755-7366 Email: [email protected] 

INTERNATIONAL WORK
China-Related Practice:
FT assists clients to proceed in investment, build up IP portfolios, pursue legal protection for transactions and enforce intellectual property rights in China. FT also helps enterprises from China to pursue inbound investment in Taiwan. International Work: International work for clients in the US, Japan and Europe accounts for more than half of FT’s business. Most of FT attorneys have multijurisdictional legal training and are fluent in at least one foreign language.

PRACTICE AREAS
Dispute Resolution
Construction/Real Estate
Public Infrastructure & Procurement
Corporate & Investment/M&A
Banking, Securities & Capital Markets
Maritime, Shipping & Insurance
Intellectual Property/IT/Telecom
Biotech & Life Sciences
Environmental Law & Green Regulations
Employment & Taxation
Antitrust & Unfair Competition

Asia-Pacific

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021

Contributions

Total 1 contributions

Trends and Developments

Trade Secrets 2021 in Taiwan

Authors: Yulan Kuo, Jane Wang, Brian Hsieh

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Taiwan

Dispute Resolution
Band 1
Employment
Band 3
Intellectual Property
Band 1
Real Estate & Projects
Band 2

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Taiwan

Dispute Resolution


Georgia Chang
Band 3

Intellectual Property


Shao-fan (Frank) Lu
Band 4
Yu-Lan Kuo
Band 1

Real Estate & Projects


Ya-Fen Lin
Band 2

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