Taiwan

Benchmark Litigation Reviews

Dispute resolution
Chen & Lin

Chen & Lin is recognised for its work across the dispute resolution spectrum with extensive experience in white-collar crime and intellectual property (IP) litigation. Key members of the firm include Che-Hung Chen who focuses on commercial litigation and IP-focused partner Shelly Chen. Edward Liu has been active in trade secret disputes.   

A well-known Gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry sought out the firm’s expertise in criminal proceedings and claimed damages against a former employee who illegally replicated the client’s trade secrets and joined a competitor. The firm also represented a Taiwanese bank in a criminal breach of trust that involved the sale of one of its subsidiaries. In another case, the team acted for a food company against the Consumers’ Foundation in a class action lawsuit involving tainted oil.  

Eiger

Clients seek Eiger for its expertise in litigation, arbitration and crisis-management. The firm represents clients before domestic and overseas courts and arbitral tribunals. Partners John Eastwood and Eve Chen are key litigators in the firm’s IP and employment practice.  

During the research period, the firm represented clients such as World Family English, TOMS, Tiffany and Prada in matters related to IP infringement. The firm has been active in employment and criminal disputes as well.  

Eiger actively supports the Chinese-European Arbitration Centre. 

Formosa Transnational

Market watchers praise full service law firm Formosa Transnational for its exceptional dispute resolution and IP practice. In commercial litigation matters, the firm advises clients in the banking, construction, energy and media sectors. Active in commercial and transactions’ disputes, Georgia Chang is a key individual.

Formosan Brothers

Founded in 1997, full service law firm Formosan Brothers is strong in antitrust, commercial and transactions, construction, labour and employment, IP and product liability disputes. Commercial litigator Yvonne Lin, IP-focused Jessie Lee and construction dispute specialist Chiu-Hua Chen jointly head the firm.  

The firm had a busy year dealing with antitrust matters, defending various clients against the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC), including dealing with the investigation by the commission to dissuade potential sanctions for a world-leading electric vehicle company concerning its strategy of price reduction.  

Other case highlights include acting for a Japanese scooter company on an international scam and money laundering scheme; and representing a German automotive company on a patent infringement claim concerning a car part.  

Lexcel Partners

Supported by a robust commercial disputes practice, Lexcel Partners is lauded for its involvement in large disputes connected to finance, investment and labour and employment. Partners David Tsai and Kang-Sheng Liu are key litigators in the firm’s commercial and transactions practice.

Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is acknowledged for its work in commercial, construction and white-collar crime disputes. The team regularly advises corporate and individual clients on civil cases and criminal investigations by government agencies, white-collar defence, and complex litigation. The team has a particular focus on government projects and administrative proceedings.  

Within the team, key figures George Lin and Matthew Chen specialise in construction and commercial disputes respectively.  

Over the past 12 months, the team has been busy acting in various construction and infrastructure-related disputes representing contractors, operators and government agencies.  

Case highlights include acting for Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, a Spanish rail system developer, in proceedings concerning the violation of government procurement laws in connection to Kaohsiung Light Rail Project’s phase 2 public tender; representing Opennet, a Taiwanese start-up providing support services to offshore online gaming operators, in ongoing criminal prosecution; and defending one of Taiwan's largest banks against a class action lawsuit brought by structured notes investors.  

The firm also continues to work on the 2014 Kaohsiung explosion case and is currently representing Kaohsiung City Government in appealing the first instance decision of the Kaohsiung High Court. 

Notable clients include Home Semiconductor Corporation, Ornatus Taiwan, National Taiwan University, Railway Reconstruction Bureau and Taoyuan International Airport.  

Tsai Lee & Chen

Full service intellectual property law firm Tsai Lee & Chen enjoys a stellar reputation for its patent litigation practice. The clients of the firm span across the semiconductor, financial technology, artificial intelligence and pharmaceuticals sectors. IP litigator, Victor SC Lee leads the firm.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm’s dispute resolution team is particularly renowned for handling complex commercial and transactions and IP-related contentious matters. The team has extensive experience representing local and international clients before district courts, high courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the Republic of China. 

Edgar Chen is regarded as a key individual in the commercial and white-collar disputes space. Managing partner Jennifer Lin’s specialisations include intellectual property law, antitrust and corporate law. With 30 years of experience in arbitration and dispute resolution, Lillian Chu advises clients on infrastructure projects. 

Winkler Partners

The intellectual property team at Winkler Partners enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful in the market. The firm also has a growing commercial disputes practice. It boasts a roster of prominent clients from diverse sectors. Luxury goods brands, pharmaceutical brands as well as Grammy Award-winning artists seek the firm for its litigation expertise.  

Christine Chen who focuses on commercial and employment disputes and IP-focused Gary Kuo are prominent figures in the team.  

A highlight for the team was representing a car parts manufacturer suing a rival for the sale of infringing goods in the market before the Supreme Court. In another case, the team acted on behalf of an American e-commerce company regarding a trade mark cancellation dispute in China.