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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
2019/02/18 | Updates

Disability and employment in Taiwan

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2018/09/27 | Features

Mass layoffs in Taiwan: Additional insights for employers

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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

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2018/01/17 | Updates

New employment rules to come into effect 1 March 2018

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2018/01/03 | Features

Restrictions eased on foreign professionals living and working in Taiwan

The Draft Act for the Recruitment and Employment of…

2017/07/28 | Updates

Taiwan labor law amendments: five key takeaways for employers

In December 2016, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan made controversial amendments…

2017/06/06 | Updates

Amendments to Trade Secrets Act proposed

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (“TIPO”) has recently held…

2017/05/22 | Updates

Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor further clarifies new leave rules

Since amendments to Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act (the “LSA”)…

2016/12/16 | Features

Amendments to Labor Standards Act passed

After lengthy discussion and public debate, amendments to the…

2016/07/04 | Features

Mass layoffs in Taiwan: A guide for employers

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2016/01/04 | Features

Ten tips for Taiwan employment contracts

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