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Firms To Watch: TMT

Stellex Law Firm advises a wide range of public and private sector clients in the TMT space, including telecoms companies, cable platforms, channel operators, and government agencies. The team, led by Anthony Yang, is particularly strong in the media space.

TMT in Taiwan

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s TMT practice, led by Henry Chang and Louis Hsieh, has an established reputation as a leader in Taiwan in this area, with its practitioners offering considerable combined experience to suppliers and end-users, including in relation to regulatory frameworks, licensing agreements, advertising content, and online commercial disputes. Hsieh regularly advises domestic and international TMT entities, including cable and satellite television stations, on M&A transactions as well as regulatory matters. Alongside Kevin Wang and Fang-Yi Jen, he has recently led a team advising a telecoms company on new legislation concerning the use of news organisations’ content by digital platforms, with the team benefitting from the firm’s global network, in this case making use of insights gained by offices in Australia, France and Canada.

Responsables de la pratique:

Henry Chang; Louis Hsieh

Autres avocats clés:

Fang-Yi Jen; Louis Liu

Les références

‘This team is able to identify risks and recommend proactive measures to mitigate them. They have abundant experience that is relevant to the industry, market and technology of the business they support.’

‘The team has a wealth of diverse legal knowledge in Taiwan and is able to make full use of it and provide good legal advice.’

‘Louis Liu has great legal knowledge and offers real insight into M&A, partnerships and capital investments in the TMT space.’

Principaux clients

UBS Securities Australia Ltd

CyCraft Technology Corporation

Inmarsat Global Limited

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

DBS Bank Taiwan

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

OneStore Co., Ltd

Yageo Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted CyCraft Technology Corporation with the preparation of a data process agreement complying with GDPR, and applicable US, Japan and Taiwan privacy laws.
  • Advised YAGEO Corporation on its binding commitment with Schneider Electric to acquire its Telemecanique Sensors business.
  • Advised UBS Securities Australia on preparing a local checklist on data breach notification.

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law’s TMT practice group is led by technology specialist Ken-Ying Tseng and is widely recognised as one of the strongest in this area in Taiwan, regularly advising major clients, including network, mobile, and submarine cable operators as well as TV channel providers, in relation to a wide range of issues. The practice is at the forefront of TMT developments in Taiwan and of late has worked closely with key players in the sector to help develop the regulatory environment and has also conducted research into issues such as 5G spectrum sharing and exchange regulations. Tseng handles e-commerce, internet law, broadcasting, and cloud computing matters, among other areas, while Vick Chien plays a key role in the team through her info-communication and media expertise.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ken-Ying Tseng

Autres avocats clés:

Rebecca Hsiao; Vick Chien

Les références

‘Vick Chien is a TMT guru who also has great leadership skills.’

‘Ken-Ying Tseng has strong TMT skills and actively monitors legal and regulatory developments in this space. He understands the commercial objectives of clients and provides practical and tailored solutions.’

‘Rebecca Hsiao has the ability to think strategically and provide advice on emerging technology trends and issues.’

Principaux clients

Far Eastone Telecommunications, Co., Ltd.

LINE Corporation

AGB Nielsen Media Research

CHOCO Media Co., Limited

Metadream (Boundee)


NETFLIX Services Taiwan Limited



JDW Co., Ltd.

Taiwan Network Information Center

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Far Eastone Telecommunications with its merger transaction with APT and the related merger filing application.
  • Assisted Metadream with its launch of its ‘Boundee’ app, providing legal advice on privacy, user terms, business models, and NFT compliance.
  • Advising JDW CO., Ltd, a taxi-matching platform, on its issuance of new shares.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm’s technology practice, led by James Cheng, continues to offer clients varied expertise, including in cable, satellite and direct broadcasting laws, as well as information technology services, licenses, and bids. The practice has recently represented several major Taiwanese technology companies in connection with investigations into the unlawful acquisition and disclosure of trade secrets.

Responsables de la pratique:

James Cheng

Principaux clients

Micron Technology, Inc.

Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd.

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (“DNP”)

Apple Daily News

Alibaba Group

Iron Mountain B.V.

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Micron Technology Inc. and Micron Memory Taiwan during the investigation and court proceeding regarding the indictment against United Microelectronics Corporation and its three employees for unlawful acquisition, disclosure and use of trade secrets.
  • Represented Micron Technology Taiwan and Micron Technology Inc. in a trade secrets misappropriation claim brought against former employees.


With over two decades’ worth of experience assisting major technology, telecoms, and media companies operating in Taiwan, John Eastwood heads Eiger’s TMT practice. The team is well known for its work in the energy, technology, e-commerce, media, and data protection spaces. Heather Hsiao, with experience handling matters for medical technology and robotics companies, plays a key role in the department. She has also recently advised a client in the financial services sector on its social media-related issue. Taipei-based US associate Nathan Snyder is a TMT specialist, while associate Joanne Lee continues to build her reputation in this area.

Responsables de la pratique:

John Eastwood

Autres avocats clés:

Heather Hsiao; Joanna Lee; Nathan Snyder

Les références

‘John Eastwood is very experienced and responsive. He is a very capable lawyer.’

‘John Eastwood is a very pleasant contact who, in addition to his legal knowledge, also keeps an eye on the business challenges of his clients. He is extremely well connected throughout the region.’ 

‘This highly dedicated team is helpful, goal oriented and gives pragmatic advice.’

Principaux clients

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Principaux dossiers

Jones Day

Jones Day leverages the firm’s global reach to offer TMT expertise to clients in Taiwan, including in strategic telecoms investments and regulatory issues. Tommy Chen, with technology licensing and transfer experience, and John Lin, specialising in cross-border technology transactions, jointly head the Taipei-based practice. Associates Peggy Lee and Jeffrey Wang play key roles in the department.

Responsables de la pratique:

Tommy Chen; John Lin

Autres avocats clés:

Jeffrey Wang; Peggy Lee

Principaux clients

Yulon Group

Taiwan Cement Corporation

VIA Technologies, Inc.

Catcher Technology Co., Ltd.

Albaugh, LLC

Dyaco International Inc.

Gigamedia Ltd.

Qisda Corporation

Principaux dossiers

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law’s integrated technology and telecoms practice, operating from Taipei and Kaohsiung, offers its considerable combined expertise to both domestic and international clients. With cryptocurrency, blockchain and fintech expertise, George Lin leads the department alongside David Lee, who specialises in offshore online gaming and internet gambling law, and also has notable experience in the crypto space. Kaiju Lee handles e-commerce, third-party online payment, and new financial technology mandates. Associate Henry Lin plays a key role in the team, also offering cryptocurrency and financial technology experience. The team is also strong on corporate and M&A matters in the technology sector.

Responsables de la pratique:

George Lin; David Lee

Autres avocats clés:

Henry Lin; Kaiju Lee

Principaux clients

National Communications Commission

Civil Aeronautics Administration

Principaux dossiers


Dentons regularly handles cross-border matters for major media, technology and telecoms companies. A four-strong leadership team steers the department: Yachi Huang is a TMT and data privacy specialist; Herman Lin's practice has a litigation focus; Chengkai Wang has considerable experience advising clients in the technology space on corporate and employment matters; and Shu-Chuan Lin specialises in technology-related competition, intellectual property and data privacy cases.

Responsables de la pratique:

Herman Lin; Yachi Huang; Chengkai Wang; Shu-Chuan Lin

Principaux clients

Warner Media Group

Vivy GmbH

Roku Holdings, Inc. / Purple Tag (Taiwan) Ltd

Believe International / Believe Taiwan, Inc.

Sonos, Inc.

Abico Netcom Co., Ltd

Spring Film Production Co., Ltd.

Digitimes Inc.

Atotech (China) Chemicals Ltd./Atotech Taiwan

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Warner Media Group on its launch of HBO Max in Taiwan.
  • Advised Vivy Gmbh on its launch of the Vivy app in Taiwan.
  • Advised Roku Group on various aspects of its Taiwan subsidiary’s daily operations, corporate law matters, regulatory compliance, and intercompany financing.

Guo Ju Law Firm

Guo Ju Law Firm regularly handles TMT mandates for both public and private sector clients. Paul Chu, outside counsel in multiple governmental and NGO data protection and e-commerce projects, and Ingrid Tsai, with data protection, e-invoice and e-banking expertise, jointly lead the department.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Chu; Ingrid Tsai

Les références

‘Guo Ju’s team has been dedicating in the field of technology law for more than 20 years. Such background makes it familiar with the technology and relevant laws, and is the rare law firm in Taiwan can co-work with the IT and R&D teams of clients form the beginning of the development phase to plan new business models and confirm each of the new business model is in compliance with the relevant laws.’

Principaux clients

eCloudvalley Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

AuthMe Co., Ltd.

HereWeBit Ltd.

Information Service Industry Association of R.O.C. (CISA)


Taipei Computer Association

Department of Commerce, MOEA

Environmental Protection Administration

Digital Governance Association

Taiwan Digital Transformation Promote Alliance

Ministry of the Interior

Microprogram Information Co.,Ltd.

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Ministry of Education with operative procedure of inspection of cyber security and other related systems.
  • Advised Fiscal Information Agency, Ministry of Finance on legal issues and information auditing methods related its electronic invoice application interface.
  • Acted for Microprogram Information Co., Ltd. on various legal matters and assisted with the revision of contracts to effectively manage both legal and commercial risks.

Innovatus Law

Innovatus Law’s TMT team advises a variety of clients, including brick-and-mortar retailers, e-commerce websites, and online-to-offline service platforms, on risk management and data protection issues, as well as on the viability of business models and frameworks. Jamie Yang, Tsai-Wen Yang, and Marine Yang jointly lead the team. Tsai-Wen Yang stands out for her electronic payment and digital signatures expertise, and her handling of issues arising out of corporate digital transformations.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jamie Yang; Tsai-Wen Yang; Marine Yang

Les références

‘Innovatus Law provides really strong strategic consulting. They have strong technical understanding regarding science and engineering, we cooperate really closely to develop our overall intellectual property landscape, and build us a really competitive IP profile. Innovatus Law helps us build strong products and business models from a legal standpoint, this is crucial for us as a startup company.’

‘Jamie Yang is the best lawyer I have worked with. She is extremely capable in the IP and copyright area, and what makes her go above and beyond is that she stands at a higher level, not only consulting for IP and copyright, she also helps us develop IP and copyright legal strategies in combination with our technical and business strategies, which eventually help our company scale up and be more profitable.’

Principaux clients Inc.

Xtars Media Ltd.

Yii Cultural Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the HaWooo group on a variety of issues, including content regulation and data protection as well as the implementation of a new application developing its cross-border e-commerce service.
  • Advised Xtars Media on legal issues relating to the development of its international brand, such as IP authorisation, cooperation agreements with streamers and regional operators, and data protection.
  • Advised Yii Cultural Enterprise on all legal aspects of its transition from a photography studio to an e-commerce boutique platform, including personal data protection, IP, content regulation and consumer protection.