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Managing Partner: Jennifer Lin
Number of Partners: 17
Number of Lawyers: 57
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, a top-tier Taiwan-based full service law firm, provides services to clients around the globe on all aspects of commercial transactions and cross-border dispute resolution and litigations. The firm was founded in 1965 by Ruchin Tsar ( -1993) and Paul C. Tsai( -2013), and has since grown to its present size of over 80 professionals, including lawyers, trademark agents, and patent attorneys and engineers. The firm has long been renowned as one of the most prestigious law firms in Taiwan, and has recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary and continues to make efforts to provide practical and best quality legal services to its clientele. 

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
6 partners; 12 fee earners
Recent Key Representations:
■ Served as Taiwan legal counsel for the financing parties, a consortium of 20 Taiwanese and international financial institutions, in successfully closing the Formosa 2 (376 MW) offshore wind project financing announced on October 29, 2019. The total facility amount of the Formosa 2 project financing reached NTD 62.4 billion (approximately USD 2 billion)
■ Served as Taiwan counsel for 19 domestic and foreign banks, including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and successfully assisted the syndicate banks in completing the project financing of German company WPD AG 640MW Yunlin offshore wind power project dated on May 30, 2019. The total amount of financing reached NTD 94 billion (US 3.03 billion), making it the largest project financing in the Asia-pacific region
■ Successfully assisted E Ink Holdings Inc., through its wholly-owned investment company, to enter into an agreement with SES-imagotag, a société anonyme organised under the laws of France and listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (ISIN FR0010282822), to subscribe the new shares to be issued by SES-imagotag. The total subscription price is €26 million (approx. US$30.1 million)
■ Represented the financing parties of Formosa 1 offshore wind farm, including, among all 11 of them, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, Cathay United Bank Co., Ltd., BNP Paribas, and EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency, to successfully achieve the financial closing of the NT$18.7 billion project financing of 128MW Formosa 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan
Key Clients: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, E Ink Holdings Inc., Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, Cathay United Bank Co., Ltd., BNP Paribas, EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency, CICC, Alibaba Group.
Contact: Jackie Lin / Janice Lin
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions:
6 partners; 15 fee earners
Recent Key Representations:
■ Assisted Kongsberg Gruppen ASA in the successful acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, a transaction of approximately USD 525,000,000.
■ Successfully assisted Spectris plc in the sale of its environmental monitoring business to an entity jointly formed by Spectris plc and Macquarie Capital
■ Successfully assisted Ennoconn International Investment Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Ennoconn Corporation (an industrial computer manufacturing arm of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co), to acquire 47.15% shareholding of semiconductor equipment supplier Marketech International Corp. through tender offer. The purchase price totals approximately NT$4.92 billion (approx. US$163 million)
■ Successfully assisted the well-known aero group MB Aerospace Group to acquire 100% shares of Asian Compressor Technology Services Co., Ltd. The parties successfully entered into the acquisition agreement in late October 2017 and completed the closing on January 22, 2018
Key Clients: Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, Spectris plc., Ennoconn International Investment Co., Ltd., MB Aerospace Group.
Contact: Jackie Lin / Lynn Lin
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Litigations:
7 partners; 16 fee earners
Recent Key Representations:
■ Successfully represented Fei & Cheng Associates at the Taiwan High Court Taichung Branch level in reversing a criminal conviction rendered by the first instance court for violating the Government Procurement Act
■ Successfully assisted Taishin Financial Holdings Co., Ltd. in obtaining a favorable civil judgement of second instance court against the Ministry of Finance for breach of contract
■ Successfully assisted Wei Chuan Corp. in obtaining a not-guilty judgment in the criminal case pertaining to the alleged violation of the Food Sanitation Management Act
Key Clients:
Fei & Cheng Associates, Taishin Financial Holdings Co., Ltd., Wei Chuan Corp.
Contact:
Edgar Chen / Vincent Lin
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
4 partners; 10 fee earners
Representation Records:
■ Successfully represented Power Integrations, Inc. in securing a non-infringement decision rendered by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court in an action filed by Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC for patent infringement
■ Successfully represented Chang Chun Petrochemical Co., Ltd. in seeking to invalidate all claims of the Taiwan Patent No. I356069 owned by Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd
■ Successfully assisted Dairen Chemical Corporation in prosecuting a trade secret misappropriation case and obtained a guilty verdict rendered by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court in January of 2018 against its former employees violating the Trade Secrets Act
■ Successfully represented Giga Solar Materials Corp. at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court in obtaining a non-infringement decision for a patent infringement case filed by Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC, owner of a patent on conductive paste for photovoltaic cells
Key Clients: Power Integrations, Inc., Chang Chun Petrochemical Co., Ltd., Dairen Chemical Corporation, Giga Solar Materials Corp.
Contact: Joyce Ho / Jeanne Wang
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]


Offices
TAIWAN
Taipei:
11th Fl., No.100 Songren Rd.,
110, Taipei
Tel: +886 2 2781 4111 Fax: +886 2 2721 3834

Hsinchu: A6, 3F, No. 1, Li-Hsin 1st Rd.,
Hsinchu Science Park, 300, R.O.C.
Tel: +886 3 5633 999 Fax: +886 3 5779 965