Ankwei Chen

Associate Partner
EXPERIENCE
  • Treaty and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2011)
  • Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic (2007-2008)
PREVIOUS PROJECTS AND CASES
  • Arbitration & Litigation
  • -Successfully represented Marketech in resolving a contract payment dispute before the ICC.
    -Successfully provided advice to Avnet in defending against a breach of contract claim before the ICC.
    -Successfully represented Praxair Inc. in defending against multiple breach of contract claims before the ICC.
    -Successfully represented SAP Taiwan in obtaining an order for specific contract performance before the ICC.
    -Provided advice to Orient Semiconductor Electronics Ltd. in federal court litigation in Florida.
    -Assisted in providing advice to SITA Waste Services Ltd. Taiwan Branch in arbitration against the Kaohsiung City Government.
    -Participated in providing advice to Bayer Corp. in defending against claims arising out of a previous settlement.
  • Corporate M&A
  • -Assisted CSBC Corporation in its merger notification filing with the TFTC in relation to the establishment of CDWE Taiwan.
    -Provided due diligence work and legal advice to European Cargo Services in relation to its indirect acquisition of a Taiwanese air cargo sales company.
    -Provided due diligence work and legal advice to MagiCapital Management in relation to its investment of a Chinese semiconductor company.
    -Provided due diligence work and legal advice to DMG Entertainment in relation to its acquisition of a Taiwanese media group.
    -Assisted Dcard Holdings in its acquisition of the shares of UMC Capital.
    -Provided due diligence work and legal advice to the Asian Pay Television Trust in relation to its listing on the Singapore stock exchange.
    -Provided due diligence work and legal advice to Pan Asia Logistics Holdings Singapore Pte Ltd. in relation to its IPO project on the Singapore stock exchange.
    -Participated in due diligence work for EnPro Industries Inc. with respect to its purchase of assets owned by Strong-Tight Co., Ltd.
    -Assisted Chime Ball Technology Co., Ltd. with its purchase of Maskless Lithography Inc.’s assets.
    -Assisted Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. in handling the merger pre-notification form in its merger with Cheil Industries Inc.
    -Assisted Essilor International in handling the merger per-notification filings for a merger between its subsidiary holding company and Shih Heng Optical Pte. Ltd.
  • Intellectual Property
  • -Assisted in providing advice to TricorBraun Inc. in successfully defending against a patent infringement claim before the Intellectual Property Office.
    -Provided advice to clients in responding to alleged infringement of design patents.
    -Copyright: User-Generated Content Conference.
    -Trademark Application for New York area street artist.
  • Labor & Government Procurement
  • -Assisted in providing advice to Bechtel with respect to its LPG government procurement projects in Taiwan.
    -Assisted in providing advice to Dredging International in relation to its consortium bid for the Kuan-Tung reclamation project.
  • Miscellaneous
  • -Lead advice to Solidtek USA Corp. regarding the transfer of its business to a new entity in New Jersey.
    -Provided advice to Taiwan supplier regarding the export control laws in the United States for defense-related articles.
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
  • General Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology Law
WORKS AUTHORED
  • Evaluation of the US practice in incorporating DMCA protection requirements in its bilateral FTAs
  • User-generated Content and Copyright
QUALIFICATION
  • Admitted to the Bar 2008, District of Columbia
EDUCATION
  • Washington College of Law, J.D. 2008
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 2004
LANGUAGES
Mandarin, English, French and Japanese