K&L Gates

K&L Gates


K&L Gates


Tel: 2326-5188

Fax: 2325-5838

30F, 95 DunHua S. Rd., Sec. 2, Da an District, Taipei City, Taiwan, 10682

Legal Services

Website: www.klgates.com

Company Description:

Company Description:

K&L Gates is one of few international firms in Taipei with a significant presence and domestic capabilities in Taiwan. Our Taipei office is an important part of our Asia strategy, providing access to the crucial Taiwan market, as well as considerable cross-border opportunities in the region and beyond.

Our lawyers in Taipei are US, UK and Taiwan-qualified and deeply embedded in the community, with over 30 years of experience. They are further supported by our strong regional presence, which includes over 400 lawyers working across major Asia-Pacific commercial hubs (Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo) and our fully-integrated global platform comprising the combined knowledge, resources, talent and experience of nearly 1,800 lawyers and policy professionals located in key capital cities and world financial centers across five continents.

Our primary areas of experience in Taiwan are:

  • Antitrust, competition, and trade regulation
  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate
  • Capital markets
  • Energy, infrastructure and resources
  • Inbound and outbound investment
  • Investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Policy and regulatory
  • Privacy, data protection and information management

We are widely considered to have one of the leading mergers and acquisitions and capital markets practices in Taiwan, serving major international and domestic clients. Our notable achievements include assisting the first foreign company list on the Emerging Stock Market of the Taipei Exchange, assisting two Taiwan-listed biotech companies list on NASDAQ, and advising the first fintech startup to be accepted into Taiwan's regulatory sandbox. We are also considered one of the go-to firms in Taiwan for European Corporate Bond listings. We regularly are consulted by and provide feedback to regulators on new developments on behalf of our clients operating in quickly evolving, highly regulated industries.

Our corporate team advises on fund formation and related regulatory matters, as well as on securities and equity financing transactions. We also regularly advise multinational companies doing business in Taiwan on various commercial legal issues, including employment, privacy, product launch, consumer protection, and antitrust issues.

Our energy, infrastructure, and resources team regularly assists clients with major project development, project finance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions work and with negotiating other important agreements, including power and equipment supply agreements, EPC and O&M contracts, asset management agreements, and other corporate and commercial agreements, in the oil and gas, conventional power, solar power, onshore and offshore wind farms, wave power and other renewable energy sectors. We also regularly advise clients on related regulatory issues and on clean technology and battery-related deals.

Our intellectual property practice is fully equipped to assist clients on matters ranging from trademark registration and intellectual property counseling to licensing and litigation, leveraging our local and foreign intellectual property knowledge across our fully integrated global platform. Our team is renowned for assisting leading manufacturers and exporters of high-tech products, as well as some of the largest semiconductor companies whose main officers are located in Taiwan, with their diverse intellectual property-related needs.

Our dispute resolution team has extensive experience assisting clients with corporate, commercial, energy, construction, project-related, toxic tort, and intellectual property disputes, working closely with clients to choose the correct strategy, whether through mediation, arbitration, or litigation. We also assist clients involved in governmental investigations and white collar criminal cases.

Members from K&L Gates

AmCham Taiwan

Minsheng East Rd., Section 3, #129, 7F, Suite 706 Taipei 10596, Taiwan