Taiwan

Japan and Taiwan are important economic and trade partners. They have a long history of economic exchange, and enjoy a very close relationship. Especially in recent years, agreements such as the “Arrangement between the Interchange Association and the Association of East Asian Relations for the Mutual Cooperation on the Liberalization, Promotion and Protection of Investment” (“the Investment Arrangement between Japan and Taiwan”, signed in September 2011) and the “Agreement between the Interchange Association and the Association of East Asian Relations for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income” (“the Japan-Taiwan Tax Agreement”, signed in November 2015) have further enhanced the favorable environment for their mutual investment and economic exchange.

Nishimura & Asahi is the only major law firm in Japan that has a Taiwan Practice. We have developed an integrated system to provide general legal services in a direct and timely manner in Japanese, Taiwanese Mandarin, or English, with due consideration for the differences between the legal systems of Japan and Taiwan.

Specifically, we provide professional services relating to: 1) direct investment in Taiwan by Japanese companies; 2) direct investment in Japan by Taiwanese companies; 3) strategic partnerships, joint ventures, and other M&A matters such as TOB regulations, insider trading regulations, premerger notification filings, etc.; 4) listing in Taiwan (IPOs and secondary offerings by listing TDRs on the TWSE or Taipei Exchange); 5) all types of business contracts and agreements; 6) intellectual property protection in Taiwan and infringement claims; 7) bankruptcy and restructuring; 8) all types of disputes; and 9) Japan-Taiwan inheritance matters, such as legal investigations, drafting documents, negotiations with the authorities and relevant parties, etc.

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