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Thomas T.M. Chen (Tommy)
Partner

Contact

(T) +886.2.7712.3208
(F) +886.2.2704.6791

Education

  • Boston University (LL.M. 1992); National Taiwan University (LL.B. 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

With more than 25 years of experience, Tommy Chen is recognized as a leading M&A and corporate governance lawyer in Taiwan, having led several groundbreaking M&A deals of significance in Taiwan, many of which involved first-of-its-kind issues or structures. Tommy's practice focuses on cross-border M&As, joint ventures, hostile takeovers, private equity, venture capital, IPOs, restructurings, and reorganizations. He advises companies in a wide variety of industry sectors, including automotive, semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, media and telecommunications, transportation, banking and insurance, construction, consumer products, and multilevel distribution. He also has substantial experience in and regularly counsels on Taiwan antitrust and fair trading issues and has advised on regulatory compliance issues for multinational companies in Taiwan.

Consistently ranked as a leading corporate/M&A practitioner by the Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific guides, Tommy is described as "well respected" in the market and clients appreciate his ability to "look at issues very concisely and clearly and provide good sound legal advice from many different perspectives."

Representative transactions include: Micron Technology's US$6 billion acquisition of Inotera, Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) NT$170 billion formation of an industry holding company with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and Hermes Microvision's US$3 billion acquisition by ASML.

Tommy has served on the boards of various public companies, civic organizations, and charitable foundations since 2002. He is also frequently invited to speak at forums and workshops and has written many articles on Taiwan M&A and corporate governance issues. He has been teaching M&A courses at the graduate school of law for many years in Taiwan.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers Global (2008-2018) and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2007-2018): leading lawyer in corporate/M&A; recommended lawyer in TMT (2018); client quote: "a very high-calibre lawyer" (2016)

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific: leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2013-2018)

Languages

English, Mandarin, Taiwanese
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