K&L Gates is one of a few international firms with a significant presence and domestic capabilities in Taipei. Taiwan is one of the largest investors in China and a leading manufacturer and exporter of high-tech products. Our office in Taipei is an important part of our Asia strategy providing access to the important Taiwan market as well as considerable cross-border opportunities in China and elsewhere in the world. Our Taipei office is a full service firm in Taiwan, and its core practices include domestic and cross-border corporate finance, inbound and outbound investment, M&A, general corporate counselling banking and finance including funds formation and regulatory matters, securities, energy, intellectual property, employment, antitrust, anticorruption, litigation and regulatory compliances. We advise clients across a broad range of industries, including high tech companies, retailers, wholesalers, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, financial services; energy and resources; oil and gas; aviation; media; and telecom. Our clients include funds, government and government-owned companies, as well as multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Our corporate team boasts one of the leading M&A, capital market and funds practices in Taiwan. Our capital market team handled the first foreign company’s successful emerging stock market listing in Taiwan. We act for domestic and international banks, asset managers and other financial institutions to establish funds and advise on securities and regulatory issues. As an affirmation of our credentials in this field, we also act for industry groups and regulators in new developments and in law and regulatory reforms. In addition, we have substantial capabilities in cross-border M&A as well as in assisting companies to tap public and private funding in international markets working in tandem with our offices worldwide. We act for a number of investment banks and issuers in global capital markets work.
Our Taipei office also has a leading intellectual property practice that can assist clients from trademark registrations, IP infringement actions, and IP counseling to licensing and litigation. As intellectual disputes cross jurisdictions, our IP team in Taipei works closely with our counterparts in other offices to field an integrated team to seamlessly litigate IP disputes in other jurisdictions. We serve many of the largest semiconductor companies whose main offices are located in Taiwan and whose operations are found worldwide. Our Taipei-based IP lawyers also assist clients facing IP issues when exporting their goods.
Our Taipei office has extensive experience assisting clients tackle commercial disputes in Taiwan. We work closely with our clients to choose the correct strategy when faced with a commercial dispute, whether through mediation, arbitration, or litigation.