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CHLY & Partners

CHLY & Partners

9Fl., No. 38, Sec. 2
Duen Hua South Road

Taipei 106

Phone+886 (2) 2703-8600
Fax +886 (2) 2704-2133

E-mail  Contact Benson Yan

Law Firm Overview

CHLY & Partners is a Taipei-based, full service law firm founded in 1995. Our focus is in business law, with particular expertise in areas including mergers and acquisitions, employment, real estate and construction, taxes and finance, intellectual property, government procurement, litigation, and dispute resolution. We work hard to help our clients accomplish their goals and achieve greater security, through any circumstances.

We pride ourselves on our innovation and creativity. Our lawyers work closely with every client to create a strategy uniquely fitting to each situation, while offering open communication, honest counsel, and dedicated advocacy when needed. Our firm is capable of handling the most complex litigation cases, while also being ready to help your company through all daily legal matters.

CHLY & Partners has successfully represented clients in a broad range of industries. We have the breadth of experience and depth of knowledge to provide confident guidance through any issue. You can trust us to effectively handle all your corporate or financial concerns, both at home in Taiwan and in any international operations.

Year this Office was Established: 1995

Languages: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Acquisition Finance; Aircraft & Ship Finance; Derivatives & Financial Products; Financial Restructuring; Manufacturing License; Special Sector Approval; Recapitalization; Acquisition Due Diligence; Mutual Funds; Agency Proceedings; Patent Validity and Infringement Analysis; Technology Transfers; Transactional Due Diligence; Customs Enforcement and Measures; Sales Representative Agreement; Strategic Alliance and Joint Venture; Manufacturing Agreement; Software Development Agreement; Product Insurance; Unemployment Insurance; Occupational Hazards; Retirement Pension; Severance Pay; Employment of Foreign Nationals; Government Procurement; High Technologies; Semiconductor; Incoterms; Controlled Substances and Sensitive Technologies; Customs Disputes and Resolution; Agency Appeals.

Areas of Law Description

CHLY & Partners provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:

- Antitrust and Competition

CHLY & Partners assists both local and foreign companies on matters relating to Taiwan’s antitrust law in the context of corporate acquisitions and mergers. Taiwan’s antitrust law not only affects mergers and acquisitions taking place within Taiwan but also has an extraterritorial effect on offshore transactions if such transactions will result in significant lessening of competition in Taiwan. In addition to antitrust clearance for corporate mergers and acquisitions, we advise our clients on issues within Taiwan’s antitrust law such as retail price maintenance, boycott, tie-in, territorial restrictions, concerted actions, commercial defamation, false advertising, discriminatory practices and fraudulent trade practices.

- Banking and Finance

The Firm’s attorneys have in-depth experience in drafting and negotiating loan and security agreements on behalf of its clients, and advise clients with regard to compliance and licensing issues in connection with banks and other financial institutions in respect of their products and operations. CHLY & Partners assists local and foreign companies in connection with the following aspects:

• Acquisition Finance
• Aircraft & Ship Finance
• Derivatives & Financial Products
• Financial Services & Regulation
• Loans & Credit Facilities
• Project Finance
• Real Estate Finance
• Trade Finance
• Securitization & Structured Finance
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Private Equity, Venture Capital and Hedge Funds
• Securities
• Financial Restructuring & Insolvency

- Corporate and M&A

The Firm’s Corporate and M&A Practice covers the full spectrum of corporate activities and possesses the capability to quickly respond to time-critical assignments. We recognize the importance of having a full understanding of the dynamics and the objectives of client's business when advising on a business transaction. Our ability in this practice area is distinguished by our familiarity with a vast array of industrial sectors from manufacturing, to E-commerce, and from high technology to service sectors. Our lawyers are well known for their ability to seamlessly interact with clients as well as integrate cross-discipline expertise to deliver total solutions.

- Intellectual Property

It is without a doubt that intellectual property (IP) is more important in today’s business environment than in any other times in history to the viability and competitiveness of a business. The Firm’s lawyers recognize the value of such assets of their clients’ and are motivated to pursue relentlessly the excellence in this practice area to vindicate clients’ interest. The overall result is the Firm consistently not only meets but frequently exceeds clients’ expectations. Our services in this area cover all aspects of intellectual property law.

- International

The Firm is part of the International Lawyers Network (ILN) and leverages the capabilities and experience of the group's member firms to provide clients with integrated approach to solving legal and business problems across the borders. As a result of the increasingly global nature of our economy, many companies find that cross-border transactions and dispute resolution, along with international taxation and employment issues, are occupying an increasing amount of time and attention.

- Marketing and Distribution

There is a whole variety of issues facing a business when it is preparing the launching of its products to the market. It is imperative to consult experienced lawyers with respect to these matters because the decisions made by the business can have far reaching and very different results in many years to come. The Firm’s attorneys have the necessary expertise to guide clients in these areas of great importance.

- Labor and Employment

The Firm’s attorneys are familiar with labor and employment issues facing employers and employees in today’s environment. Overall, the Firm has extensive experience in advising and representing businesses as well as individuals in a wide range of labor and employment matters. Our services in this area include the following:

• Employment Contract
• Labor Standards
• Workplace Rules
• Labor Insurance
• Health Insurance
• Unemployment Insurance
• Occupational Hazards
• Retirement Pension
• Severance Pay
• Wrongful Termination
• Employment of Foreign Nationals
• Immigration and Visas
• Labor Relations and Controversy
• Layoffs
• Employment discrimination
• Workplace Harassment
• Employment Litigation

- Litigation and Controversy

CHLY & Partners has an outstanding reputation when it comes to litigations and arbitrations. The Firm's lawyers have been extensively involved in all species of civil, criminal and administrative law proceedings. In seeking a just and favorable conclusion of a matter, we always keep our client's best interests in mind, knowing when to bring about a fight and when to put on the brake for a compromise. We appreciate the bottom lines of a client's business and recognize the victory of a protracted litigation may not be desirable on the balance of all considerations. To this end, our lawyers will report to clients if a suitable alternative to protracted litigation arises, be it an opportunity for settlement, mediation or arbitration.

- Shipping Trade and Customs

In a world that is rapidly changing and increasingly complex, businesses can find themselves in a difficult situation in complying with import and export regulations from classification of tariffs and duties, to intellectual property enforcement actions at border, from enforcement actions of unfair trade practices to shipping and delivery related issues, etc. The Firm’s lawyers are able to combine industrial knowledge and legal expertise to assist clients to navigate the sometimes troubling waters associated with the international trade.


Ms. Grace S. Chang
Admiralty and Maritime, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Banking and Finance, Business Law

Mr. Steven S. Hsiao
Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Employment

Ms. Christine B. Lee
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Commercial Law

Mr. Benson P. Yan
Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Banking and Finance, Contracts, E-Commerce, Information Technology


  • Chinese National Export Enterprises Association
  • The Chinese Commercial and Industrial Coordination Society
  • The Business Development Foundation of the Chinese Straits
  • Keelung Bar Association

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