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Firms To Watch: Projects and energy

Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law is developing a niche for work on offshore wind farm development projects, assisting construction companies and international investors. Hwaili Hsu leads the team.

Projects and energy in Taiwan

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Specialising in project development and project finance, Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law is regularly trusted by Taiwan’s key energy companies on large-scale, long-term, and technologically complex contracts and public infrastructure cases. Jointly led by Joyce Fan and Yi-Jiun Su, the department works with various independent power plants and financial intermediaries on new ventures, due diligence reviews, and equity interest acquisitions. Joyce Fan specialises in commercial transactions, with a special focus on infrastructure, renewable energy, independent power plants and co-generation projects. Yi-Jiun Su represents developers, equity funds, contractors, and consultants in the development, construction, and operation of IPPs and other infrastructure projects, while Jennifer Li is experienced in renewable energy projects, especially offshore wind farm and solar projects. The firm operates offices in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung and Kaohsiung.

Responsables de la pratique:

Joyce Fan; Yi-Jiun Su

Autres avocats clés:

Jennifer Li

Principaux clients

Orsted Wind Power A/S

wpd offshore GmbH

Macquarie Green Investment Group

Swancor Renewable Energy Co., Ltd.

BlackRock Real Assets

Vena Energy Solar (Taiwan) B.V.

Maiora Renewable Energy Pte Ltd

Chenya Energy Co., Ltd

I Squared Capital

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Ørsted and Greater Changhua Offshore Wind Farm SE Ltd. for Ørsted’s divestment of 50% shares in Greater Changhua Offshore Wind Farm SE Ltd. in an amount of approximately US $2.45 billion.
  • Advised a consortium of banks on financing for Shuo Li PV Energy Co., Ltd.  in an amount of around US $280 million.
  • Advised consortium of banks on financing for Zonneng offshore wind project in an amount of around US $1.6 billion.

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law is trusted by the key players in the space to provide corporate strategies in response to the liberalisation and privatisation of Taiwan’s energy market. The firm specialises in monopoly restructuring, power purchase agreements, and renewable energy developments, particularly in offshore wind and nuclear power. Department head George Lin is a go-to for government infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on project financing in the energy sector. David Lee  brings his experience in dispute resolution and strategic planning to his handling of complex matters for Taipower, Taiwan’s largest state-owned energy company. Seasoned litigator Matthew Chen  focuses on dispute resolution and arbitration for major cross-border infrastructure projects, while associate Phoebe Huang is also noted for her litigation skills.

Responsables de la pratique:

George Lin; David Lee

Autres avocats clés:

Matthew Chen; Phoebe Huang

Les références

‘Lin & Partners is certainly a very successful and influential mid-sized law firm in the Taiwan market. They have the requisite bench strength and depth of experience to provide superb quality commercial advice and legal service. They are our go-to law firm for significant energy transactions and capital market offerings’

‘George Lin – he is definitely one of the top 5 movers-and-shakers of the legal industry in Taiwan. If you want things done and problems solved, you go to George.’

Jones Day

Catering to some of the largest construction companies and energy suppliers in the region, Jones Day is trusted as local counsel in a range of cross-border construction, infrastructure, and energy projects. Specialising in project financing for the renewable energy sector, the firm is particularly focused on Taiwan’s growing investment in offshore wind farming and LNG. Jean Kuo leads the department with extensive experience advising Japanese multinationals on infrastructure projects and joint ventures with government bodies. Raymond Wang is noted for his handling of cross-border M&A transactions in the offshore wind sector. Associate Peggy Lee is notably experienced in energy industry M&A transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean Kuo; Raymond Wang

Autres avocats clés:

Peggy Lee

Principaux clients

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Yulon Group

Tatung Forever Energy Co., Ltd.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Kawasaki Heavy Industries, a Japanese public multinational corporation, on several LNG tank and LNG terminal projects in Taiwan.
  • Advising Yulon Group on the development of a construction project involving the commercial building of a large shopping mall.
  • Advising Tatung Forever Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tatung Co., Ltd., on the sale of its stake in its special purpose vehicle, Sheng Yang Energy Co., Ltd., to Global Renewable Power 1 Co. Ltd.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

With a keen focus on project financing in the renewable energy market, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm represent the financing parties behind some of Taiwan’s largest offshore wind farm projects, and advises numerous developers in various solar energy projects. Department head Janice Lin brings more than 20 years’ experience advising international developers, project sponsors, and banks on the financing of renewable energy projects. Lynn Lin  is noted for her wide-reaching cross-border transactional experience, working with clients on project financings, divestments, and share acquisitions within the energy sector.

Responsables de la pratique:

Janice Lin

Autres avocats clés:

Lynn Lin

Principaux clients

Lenders, hedge banks and ECAs in Greater Changhua 1 offshore wind farm

Lenders, hedge banks and ECAs in Formosa 1 offshore wind project

Lenders, hedge banks and ECAs in Formosa 2 offshore wind project

Lenders, hedge banks and ECAs in Yunlin offshore wind project

Sumimoto Mitsui Banking Corporation

BNP Paribas

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

E.Sun Commercial Bank


SB Energy

Energy Systems Catapult


Principaux dossiers

  • Served as Taiwanese counsel to BP in the sale of the petrochemicals business to INEOS.
  • Served as Taiwan legal counsel to the lenders, hedge banks and export credit agencies (ECAs) in successfully closing the project financing of approximately US$2.7 billion co-investment by CDPQ / Cathay Sustainable Private Equity Fund in the 605MW Greater Changhua 1 offshore wind farm and associated holdco financing in Taiwan.
  • Advising the financial institutions in post project financing on the USD2 billion project financing of Macquarie Capital, Swancor and JERA’s 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind project.


Serving both domestic and international clients, Eiger regularly handles commercial transactions and regulatory reviews for renewable energy providers, particularly in onshore and offshore wind, solar, and geothermal energy. Department co-lead Heather Hsiao is trusted by numerous foreign energy companies requiring local regulatory approval or dispute resolution. John Eastwood brings decades of experience to his work in due diligence investigations and joint venture agreements in the energy sector. Associates Holly Chu and Wendy Chu are noted for their contribution to the firm’s highest-profile energy cases of the past 12 months.

Responsables de la pratique:

Heather Hsiao; John Eastwood

Autres avocats clés:

Holly Chu; Wendy Chu

Principaux clients

SK Innovation

LCS & Partners

Advising a wide range of public bodies, ministries, and councils, LCS & Partners provide key insight for energy policy makers. The team is noted for its work in project financing, deal structuring, and merger control, as well as foreign investment approval, due diligence reviews. The team boasts several partners with joint US qualification and considerable ligation experience. Pijan Wu heads the department, while Stephanie Peng, Arthur Chang, Kai-Hua Yu and Annie Liao are key contacts.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pijan Wu; Stephanie Peng; Arthur Cheng

Autres avocats clés:

Kai-Hua Yu; Annie Liao