We have advised clients in Anti-Competition and Fair Trade Issues in the course of cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions, international cartel investigations and even day-to-day business operations that may unwittingly trigger such issues.

Pre-Merger Notifications for M&A Transactions

  • Analyze legal requirements for pre-merger filings or approvals from Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission or other relevant governmental agency in Taiwan or elsewhere
  • Prepare filings for submission along with required supplemental documentation
  • Prepare responses to objections and requests for additional information from regulatory bodies

International Cartel Cases

For international cartel cases (including U.S., Canada, EU, Japan, Korea), We supports international counsel on cases for clients in China and Taiwan with antitrust and unfair competition, civil, administration, and criminal litigation. We manage all local aspects of criminal antitrust proceedings and international antitrust investigations (from pre-trial investigations to litigation strategies) including:

  • Serve as local counsel to lead antitrust counsel and the client
  • Tracking and management system for documents collected as evidence
  • Translation of documents for pre-litigation and litigation
  • Implement system for uniform translation of relevant documents for submission to competition authorities in various jurisdictions
    • Testing and selecting qualified translators and interpreters
    • Developing glossary of terms for consistent translations of all documents
    • Reviewing translations by bilingual lawyers for language accuracy, uniformity of writing style and content
  • Act as cultural, language and communications bridge for between client and lead counsels
    • Investigation interviews of key executives and employees
    • Substantive case meetings between client and lead counsels
  • Advise clients on business practices that might trigger antitrust and cartel concerns

Unfair Competition Issues in Day-to-Day Operations

We regularly advise clients on unfair competition concerns that arise from day-to-day business operations or practices as well as strategies to limit the scope of such restraints. Sometimes clients have unwittingly triggered legal violations in the course of normal operations. Such matters include:

  • Non-competition agreements or contractual provisions
  • Exclusivity arrangements and restrictive contractual covenants
  • Non-solicitation or contractual restrictions on market activities
  • Intellectual property rights (patents, copyright, trademark, trade secret) protection disputes, such as against former employees or business partners
  • False advertisement concerns
  • Distribution, supply and license restrictions
  • Multi-level marketing schemes

Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs

We design and provide effective corporate antitrust compliance educational programs for executives and employees of our clients that are tailored for specific industries and jurisdictions. We provide training, guide the process through implementation and follow up with updates in relevant law.

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