White & Case, WFW, Links act on $3 bln Taiwan wind farm financing

BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has advised the main sponsor of the $3 billion project financing of the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind projects in Taiwan, with Watson Farley & Williams and Linklaters counselling the lenders.

STB, Skadden advise on $1.8 bln Taiwan-U.S. electronic components deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Tsar & Tsai Law Firm advised Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo Corp on its $1.8 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Kemet Corp, which was counselled by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

S&C, Bakers counsel on $1.1 bln Taiwan Cement and OYAK partnership deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Sullivan & Cromwell and Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advised Taiwan Cement Corporation on its estimated $1.1 billion joint venture with Ordu Yardimlasma Kurumu (OYAK) (Turkey) which turned to Baker McKenzie for advise.

STB, Bakers star as KKR-led consortium acquires Taiwan’s LCY for $1.56 bln

BY Aparna Sai |

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Lee & Li have advised a consortium led by KKR & Co on its $1.56 billion acquisition of Taipei-listed LCY Chemical Corp, which was represented by Baker McKenzie.

Linklaters, CC advise on financing of landmark Taiwanese offshore wind project

BY Aparna Sai |

Clifford Chance and local firm Lee and Li have advised the sponsors on the NT$18.7 billion ($627 million) project financing of Formosa 1, Taiwan's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, with Linklaters and Tsar & Tsai advising the lenders.

Pillsbury hires IP lit duo from V&E as it eyes Taiwan presence

BY Aparna Sai |

Pillsbury has appointed intellectual property litigators Chris Kao and David Tsai as partners in its San Francisco office from Vinson & Elkins. Kao and Tsai will assist in opening Pillsbury’s Taipei office later this year.

Taipei: K&L Gates snaps up KPMG Law Firm’s compliance co-leader

BY John Kang |

K&L Gates has hired Owen Chio as a partner in the firm’s energy, infrastructure and resources practice in Taipei from KPMG Law Firm, where he was global co-leader of its compliance practice.

Cleary, Gibson Dunn star in Google’s $1.1 bln deal for HTC’s Pixel unit

BY John Kang, Reuters |

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has advised Google on a $1.1 billion deal with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC – represented by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher – to purchase the division that helped develop the U.S. tech giant’s Pixel smartphone.

Duane Morris opens in Taiwan

BY Chris Thomson |

Duane Morris has established an office in Taipei, Taiwan, through its Singapore joint law venture Duane Morris & Selvam (DMS), after securing approval from the Ministry of Justice.

K&L Gates adds corp partner in Taipei from Bakers

BY Ashima Ohri |

K&L Gates has added Stephen Tan as a corporate and transactional partner in Taipei from Baker & McKenzie.

Asia funds say socially responsible investment faces major hurdles

BY Reuters |

Appetite for socially responsible investments in Asia is growing but fund managers say there are still major obstacles that prevent more significant investment in such assets.

Taiwan bourse says keen to explore stock trading link with Malaysia

BY Reuters |

Taiwan's stock exchange is open to exploring setting up a stock-trading link with Malaysia if the Southeast Asian nation's stock exchange is interested, a Taiwan bourse official said.