Tag Archives: corporate

WP recommended by the Legal 500

Six of Winkler Partners’ practice areas have been recommended by The Legal 500 as part of their research into legal service providers in the Asia Pacific region for 2018. For the first time, our employment practice was ranked in the first tier with Partner Christine Chen also listed as a Leading Individual. The Legal 500 [...]

Restrictions on unregistered foreign companies in Taiwan

We are often asked whether a foreign business with no registered presence in Taiwan can conduct marketing or other activities. The answer depends very much on the specific facts of the proposed activity, but in general unregistered foreign companies must not “transact business or perform legal acts in the course of business.” Taiwan Company Act [...]

WP recommended by The Legal 500

Five of Winkler Partners’ practice areas have been recommended by The Legal 500 as part of their research into legal service providers in the Asia Pacific region. Our insurance practice, led by partner Chen Hui-ling was ranked in the top tier for the fifth consecutive year, and noted for a particular strength in D&O insurance. [...]

Successor liability in asset purchases in Taiwan

This article briefly explores under what circumstances a Buyer involved in a corporate asset purchase might be subject to successor liability in Taiwan. This question would obviously be relevant to any foreign Buyer purchasing Taiwan corporate assets, whether in a one-off transaction or as part of a larger global acquisition. Anyone that has been involved [...]

Constitución de empresas en Taiwán: Introducción

This is a Spanish translation of our English article “Setting up a business in Taiwan: the basics”, which you can find here. Esta es la traducción al español de nuestro artículo en inglés “Setting up a business in Taiwan: the basics”, el cuál se encuentra disponible aquí. Taiwán se encuentra altamente calificada en la Lista [...]

Effects of Taiwan’s foreign investment regulations on acquisitions

We strongly encourage any foreign individual, company or corporation (a “Foreign Buyer”) that is contemplating the acquisition of either (i) a Taiwan company Target (a “Taiwan Target”) or (ii) an offshore Target (an “Offshore Target”) that has a Taiwan subsidiary, to consider the effects of Taiwan’s foreign investment regulations on the planned transaction. While Taiwan’s [...]

WP to attend IPBA Annual Meeting

From 13-16 April, 2016, Winkler Partners corporate team members will attend the 26th Annual Meeting of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the event website, this year’s meeting will focus on “the international flavor and global nature of business transactions, which has been the catalyst for the increasing prevalence of international [...]

WP welcomes Ling-ying Hsu and Teresa Wang

We recently welcomed two new additions to our growing corporate practice. Ling-ying Hsu has experience both in a professional firm and as in-house counsel, where she was charged with overseeing corporate governance, and the incorporation and dissolution of subsidiaries. Ling-ying also has considerable knowledge of licensing matters, particularly in the software and entertainment industries. Ling-ying [...]

National Development Council announces plans to simplify incorporation

The National Development Council and other agencies recently announced three planned measures to simplify procedures for foreign investors wishing to establish business entities in Taiwan. 1. A university may allow a startup to register its business address at a university incubator A business in Taiwan must register the actual premises from which the business is [...]

Benefits of offshore holding companies

A significant portion of Winkler Partners’ corporate practice involves advising international clients on how best to structure their businesses in Taiwan.  One of the first questions each international client typically asks when planning to enter the Taiwan market is:  What type of entity is appropriate for its purposes in Taiwan?  While this is a valid [...]