Taiwan Practice

Davis Polk has one of the most sophisticated Taiwan practices among the international firms in Asia. We have been active in Taiwan for over 20 years and have strong relationships with numerous Taiwanese companies, as well as many other financial institutions, law firms, and governmental agencies.

As one of the top-tier practices among U.S. firms in Taiwan, we have been involved some of the largest and most complex Taiwanese cross-border transactions, giving us extensive knowledge of the various business, regulatory and cultural considerations associated with such matters. We also advised the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Development Fund of the Executive Yuan, and the Taiwan Stock Exchange on securities law matters.

Across the firm's offices in Asia offices, our team of lawyers dedicated to the firm’s Taiwan practice focuses on providing strategic and practical advice on the full range of our clients' corporate transactions throughout the region and internationally.

Recognition

  • #2 in Taiwan M&A – Thomson Reuters 2015 league tables
  • IFLR1000 – Recognized as "a notable firm for capital markets work"

Notable Matters

  • Far EasTone Telecommunications’ strategic alliance with Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia in connection with the acquisition of China Network Systems from MBK Partners
  • Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s tender offers in Taiwan and the United States for common shares and ADSs of Siliconware Precision Industries
  • ChipMOS Technologies Inc. (ChipMOS Taiwan)’s proposed merger with its parent company, ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda), which ChipMOS Taiwan will become the surviving company
  • MediaTek, a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company, on its acquisition of the assets related to the Analog Devices, a Massachusetts-based leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology
  • Chi Mei Optoelectronics, a Taiwanese manufacturer of thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCDs) for portable and desktop applications, on the establishment of a JV with IBM Japan, a subsidiary of IBM World Trade

Capital Markets
  • The underwriters in connection with a Regulation S offering of million currency-linked zero coupon convertible bonds by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc, one of the world's largest independent provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services
  • The underwriters on the concurrent Rule 144A/Regulation S zero coupon convertible bonds offering and offering of GDSs by TPK, a touch solution provider for smartphones, tablet PCs, notebook PCs, wearable devices, automotive monitors and other touch-enabled applications
  • The underwriters in connection with Intel Corporation’s SEC-registered offering in Taiwan of aggregate principal amount of senior notes; Intel Corporation is a world leader in computing innovation
  • Comcast Corporation on its SEC-registered offering in Taiwan of notes; Comcast is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal
  • The underwriters in connection with a Regulation S offering of zero coupon convertible bonds by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.
  • Himax Technologies on its SEC-registered secondary ADS offering; based in Taiwan, Himax is one of the world’s leading fabless semiconductor solution providers which designs, develops and markets display driver integrated circuit products and non-driver integrated circuit products
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