Christine Chen

Christine heads our Employment and Immigration Practice and is an experienced litigator, handling employment, IP and commercial disputes. Her employment practice covers contentious and non-contentious employment work, including advising on employee handbooks, termination matters, and localization of employment agreements (including restrictive covenants and trade secrets protection), as well as attending mediation on behalf of clients. She has assisted in the issuing of work permits and residency for foreign executives, as well as Taiwan entry permits for Chinese nationals, on behalf of some of the most prominent entertainment, technology and pharmaceutical corporations in the world. Christine also has significant experience assisting foreign investors plan their investment structures and establish Taiwan entities.

Christine has litigated more than 300 cases since she was admitted to practice in Taiwan in 1999. In recent years, she has litigated a number of complex employment cases for international clients. She also frequently appears before the Intellectual Property Court and her clients include an international television network, one of the world’s largest media groups, a Hong Kong movie studio, and several leading consumer brands. Her IP enforcement work includes cooperating closely with customs and police to interdict counterfeit goods, conduct market sweeps, and resulting litigation and settlements. In 2009, Christine won the largest trademark infringement award ever in Taiwan for a luxury brand.

Christine regularly assists clients in enforcing foreign judgments, and acts for clients in commercial disputes and litigation arising from exclusive OEM/OED agreements. She also regularly advises clients on data protection, trademark and domain name issues.

Christine is a regular contributor to the Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law, Towers Watson’s Employment Terms and Conditions, the World Bank’s Doing Business Report and many others. She also contributes employment law updates for UK law firm Taylor Vinters.

Christine is an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce Taipei, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and the International Federation of Women Lawyers, and regularly attends international conferences hosted by the International Trademark Association, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and APAA. Fluent in Chinese, Taiwanese, and English, she received her LL.B. from National Taiwan University’s College of Law. Christine is a member of the Taipei, Taoyuan and Hsinchu Bar Associations.

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Content by Christine
2020/06/22 | Features

An update on Taiwan’s regulatory fintech sandbox

The regulatory sandbox was set up in Taiwan two…

2020/05/07 | Features

#Metoo Taiwan: how to handle sexual harassment cases at work

The #Metoo movement has increased people’s awareness of sexual…

2020/04/09 | Updates

Covid-19 measures for Taiwan employees and the self-employed announced

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Taiwan…

2019/12/27 | Features

Labor Incident Act: three takeaways for employers

Taiwan’s Labor Incident Act (“LIA”) was announced on 5…

2019/08/12 | Features

Does abolishment of the recognition system allow foreign companies to freely obtain property in Taiwan?

Since the amended Company Act came into force, foreign…

2019/06/25 | Features

Further liberalization of Taiwan’s foreign investment rules

Taiwan’s Executive Yuan has approved draft bills to amend…

2019/05/10 | Updates

Taiwan’s regulatory fintech sandbox: one year on

The Financial Supervisory Committee (FSC) announced this week that…

2019/05/03 | Features

Employment law changes made for dispatch workers and APRC holders

Amendments to Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act (“LSA”) passed…

2019/02/18 | Updates

Disability and employment in Taiwan

Taiwan encourages the meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities…

2018/09/27 | Features

Mass layoffs in Taiwan: Additional insights for employers

As we mentioned in our previous article, “Mass…

2018/08/03 | Features

Could Taiwan’s new regulatory sandbox spur innovation in its financial services industry?

The Financial Technology Development and Innovative Experimentation Act, passed…

2018/06/27 | Updates

Taiwan’s progress in creating a positive environment for blockchain

The rise of cryptocurrencies and their broad applicability in…

2018/05/23 | Features

Options for employers to add more flexibility to work hours

The 2018 amendments to the Labor Standards Act (LSA),…