Aaron Chen

Partner
EXPERIENCE
  • Commissioner, Competition Law Commission of the Taipei Bar Association (present)
  • Commissioner, Fair Trade and Consumer Relationship Commission, Chinese National Federation of Industries (present)
PREVIOUS PROJECTS AND CASES
  • Competition Law
  • -Represented Hsin-Tao Power Corp. an IPP in concerted action litigation (administrative and civil actions)
    -Represented T-cement and other various cement manufacturers in antitrust (concerted action) litigation.
    -Represented Samsung Group in competition law matters.
    -Represented a leading IC design company in competition law matters.
    -Assisted FPCC to obtain per-merger approvals in Taiwan and China.
    -Represented Siemens in a competition law matter.
  • Company Act
  • -Represented a leading industrial gas company in various litigations in relation to corporate governance in JV project and obtained a favorable result in ICC arbitration.
    -Provided legal advice to clients on controlling power and corporate governance.
  • Merger & Acquisition
  • -Assisted a state-owned enterprise in China with investing in Taiwan in the beverage and sewage treatment industries, among others, including providing advice on the investment structure, due diligence, contract drafting and negotiation and compliance issues.
    -Acted as advisers on Taiwan law for Macquarie Capital Group Limited in the IPO of Asian Pay Television Trust in Singapore.
    -Advised Milestone Partners in a merger transaction, including performing due diligence and providing general advices relating to antitrust law, corporate law, and labor law issues.
    -Regularly advised clients on mergers & acquisitions in China.
  • Greater China Consulting and Dispute Resolution -Advised Taiwan clients on investments in China
    -Represented and advised clients in arbitration and other dispute resolution in relation to their China affairs
  • Intellectual Properties Law
  • -Represented online game companies in drafting and negotiating licensing contracts, and represented them in arbitration and litigation in Taiwan and China.
    -Represented leading companies in the IC design industry, IC packaging industry and chemical industry in various patent infringement litigation.
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
  • Competition Law (Antitrust & unfair competition laws)
  • Company Act
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Greater China Investment and Legal Consulting
  • Intellectual Properties Law
SPEECH AND WORK AUTHORED
  • Getting the Deal Through – Dominance, Taiwan Chapter, 2018 (co-authored with Emily Chueh)
  • “International and Taiwan Competition Law Developments and the Impacts” ( Trade Policy Journal Vol. 28 , Dec. 2017)
  • "International Competition Law Trends, Developments and Impact" (Industry magazine published by the Chinese National Federation of Industries, July 2017)
  • Speech on "International Competition Law Trends and Impact" at the 2017 International Trade Lecture, Chinese National Federation of Industries, May 9, 2017)
  • Taiwan attracts more investors with signing of the ECFA (co-author, China Law and Practice, July/August, 2010)
  • China Policies and Measures Responding the Financial Tsunami (Speech for Taiwan Technology Industry Legal Officers Association, March 27, 2009)
  • Reform of the EU Competition Law on the Technology Transfer Block Exemption (Master thesis, 2005))
QUALIFICATION
  • Admitted to the Bar, 2006, Taiwan
  • Admitted to the Bar, 2009, China
EDUCATION
  • National Chengchi University, Law School (LL.M., 2005)
  • National Taipei University, Department of Financial and Economic Law (LL.B., 1999)
HONORS
  • Named by Acquisition International Magazine as “Taiwan’s Leading Advisor in Competition Law – 2018” in its 2018 Global Excellence Awards.
  • LANGUAGES
    Mandarin, English and Taiwanese