Elva Chuang

Senior Associate

Elva Chuang specializes in trade secrets, fin-tech related law and regulations, antitrust, unfair competition as well as labor law. She also has substantial experience in corporate governance and the regulation of foreign investment in Taiwan and Mainland China, and she has advises many well-known foreign and domestic corporations in corporate legal matters in the greater China area. 

Elva also delivers exhaustive legal compliance insights to numerous domestic and international financial technology firms, notably cryptocurrency exchanges, along with virtual currency trusts and blockchain & digital assets lending platforms and start-up. Her guidance extends from navigating Anti-Money Laundering protocols to Company and Securities regulations. She is currently a member of the Taiwan Fintech Association.

  • Trade secret, blockchain & digital assets, cyber security, personal data protection and other technology law issues

  • Assisted a Taiwan listed company in the semiconductor business in criminal and civil actions for trade secret misappropriation
  • Provided legal advice to several startups and technology companies regarding their cryptocurrency related businesses and drafting relevant contracts
  • Advised a well-known blockchain hardware-wallet manufacturer on Taiwan law
  • Advised a leading Japanese telecom enterprise on Taiwan law with respect to direct carrier billing
  • Provided legal advice to well-known cryptocurrency exchanges and assisted on drafting relevant contracts
  • Advised mobile game and online game companies on Taiwan law and assisted in drafting term of use and privacy policy documents
  • Assisted a domestic

  • Competition law (antitrust & unfair competition law)

  • Assisted a leading IC design company in competition law matters
  • Assisted a listed plastics industry enterprise in Taiwan to obtain pre-merger approvals in Taiwan and China
  • Assisted a well-known Swiss listed semiconductor company to obtain pre-merger approval in Taiwan
  • Assisted an international leading sensor solutions company to obtain pre-merger approval in Taiwan for its public tender offer of a lighting solutions company in Germany

  • PRC Legal Consulting

  • Advised Taiwan clients on investments in China
  • Advised a well-known skin care service provider in a dispute regarding the introduction of a new formula into the China market, and assisted in drafting development contracts and procurement contracts
  • Advised a well-known elevator operator in Taiwan on various corporate governance matters under Taiwan and PRC laws
  • Assisted a well-known video company in handling a copyright infringement dispute over art assets in China

  • Other Legal Advice on Corporate Governance

  • Assisted a renowned Belgian offshore windfarm company in its joint venture with the largest ship builder in Taiwan and provided legal advice on Taiwan law
  • Assisted Macquarie Capital Group Limited on Taiwan law in respect of an offering of Asian Pay Television Trust units on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited
  • Assisted and advised a famous furniture manufacturer in Taiwan, an international tobacco company, an international beverages group, a famous online retail store platform in the United States, a well-known hotelier group in Hong Kong, an international furniture manufacturer in Sweden, and a well-known construction and engineering company in the United States on employment and general legal affairs
  • Trade secret, blockchain & digital assets, cyber security, personal information protection and other technology law issues
  • Company Act and corporate governance
  • Competition law (antitrust & unfair competition law)
  • Labor law
  • The Proposal of the Introduction of Company Secretary System (2017, Thesis at NCCU)
  • Legal Issues that Companies Should Be Aware Of When Using Open Source Software (Taiwan)
  • Focused Summary of the Taiwan Regulations on the Issuance and Trading of the Security Token and Regulatory Amendment Recommendations (Taiwan)
  • Opportunities and Challenges for E-commerce and Technology Giants in the Big Data Era
  • Legal Risks of Emerging Cross-Border Exchange Models
  • Security Tokens Requirements Are Insufficiently Clear to Eliminate Legal Risks Faced by Token Issuers
  • Handbook on the Analysis of New Corporate Law of Taiwan for the Year 2019 with Cases (co-authored with Frank Sun and published by the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs)
  • Business Ethics Handbook for Small and Medium Enterprises for the Year 2019 (co-authored with Frank Sun and published by the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs)
  • Admitted to the Taiwan bar, 2017
  • Senior Securities Specialist, 2021
  • Admitted to the China bar, 2023
  • National Cheng-Chi University, Department of Law (LL.M., 2017)
  • National Cheng-Chi University (LL.B, 2014)
Mandarin, English and Taiwanese