U.S. firm Perkins Coie has welcomed back Marcus Woo as a partner from Taiwanese mobile phone manufacture HTC Corporation, where he was vice president and general counsel. Initially based in New York, Woo will move to Taipei once registration formalities are completed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.