Thomas T.M.Chen (Tommy)

Partner

Taipei + 886.2.7712.3208

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.

Experience

  • UCB S.A. completes €3 billion EMTN ProgrammeJones Day advised UCB S.A. in connection with the set-up of their €3 billion EMTN Programme for issuance of notes.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Stake in Advanced Analog Technology acquired by Global Mixed-Mode TechnologyJones Day advised Advanced Analog Technology Inc. on the public tender offer acquisition by Global Mixed-Mode Technology and assisted with related corporate governance issues.
  • SPIL and ASE execute Joint Share Swap Agreement to establish industrial holding companyJones Day advised Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. ("SPIL", TWSE Code: 2325, NASDAQ Code: SPIL), a global leading OSAT (outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) company, in the execution of a Joint Share Swap Agreement with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. ("ASE", TWSE Code: 2311, NYSE Code: ASX), the global leader in the same industry, to jointly establish a new multi-billion-dollar "industrial holding company" ("New HoldCo") by two simultaneous share swaps.
  • Confidential client defends worldwide investigations of alleged cartel activity in electrolytic capacitors sectorJones Day is defending a confidential client in worldwide investigations of alleged cartel activity in the electrolytic capacitors sector.
  • Micron Technology acquires remaining 67 percent interest in Inotera Memories for approximately $4 billionJones Day advised Micron Technology, Inc. in its $4 billion acquisition of the remaining 67 percent interest in Inotera Memories.
  • Hermes Microvision sold to ASML for NT$100 billion (US$3.1 billion)Jones Day advised Hermes Microvision, Inc. on its sale to ASML Holding NV (ASML: NASDAQ) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately NT$100 billion (US$3.1 billion).
  • Siliconware Precision defends against $1 billion unsolicited tender offer by Advanced Semiconductor EngineeringJones Day is advising Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. (SPIL) in relation to an unsolicited tender offer by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) for up to 25 percent of SPIL common shares and ADRs.
  • PLDS Germany GmbH sells business units to Magna International Inc.Jones Day advised PLDS Germany GmbH in its sale of the head-up display and electronic components business units in Wetzlar, Germany and the ultrasonic sensor business in Hsinchu, Taiwan to Magna International Inc.
  • MediaTek merges with MStar Semiconductor for 115 billion New Taiwan Dollars (US$3.8 billion)Jones Day represented MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, in its tender offer for and acquisition of MStar Semiconductor, Inc. for 115 billion New Taiwan Dollars (US$3.8 billion).
  • China Airlines and Tigerair form low cost carrier Tigerair TaiwanJones Day advised China Airlines in its joint venture with Tigerair, the largest budget carrier in Singapore, to form budget carrier/low cost carrier Tigerair Taiwan.
  • Tokyo Electron attempts $29 billion merger of equals with Applied MaterialsJones Day represented Tokyo Electron Limited in its proposed $29 billion merger of equals with Applied Materials, Inc., which, if completed, would have created a global innovator in semiconductor and display manufacturing technology based in The Netherlands and dual listed on NASDAQ and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Micron Technology acquires leading manufacturer of DRAM integrated circuits Elpida for 200 billion Yen (US$2.5 billion) and 24% stake in Rexchip for US$335 millionJones Day acted as Taiwan counsel to Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world's leading semiconductor companies, in its acquisition of Elpida Memory, Inc., a leading manufacturer of DRAM integrated circuits, for 200 billion Yen (US$2.5 billion) and in its US$335 million acquisition of an approximately 24 percent stake of Rexchip Electronics Corp. from Powerchip Technology Corporation.
  • Trendchip Technologies merged with Ralink Technology for $165.4 millionJones Day advised Trendchip Technologies Corporation in its $165.4 million stock-for-stock merger with Ralink Technology Corporation.
  • BOE Technology Group acquires visual display business of JEAN TechnologyJones Day advised BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. (Jing Dong Fang) in its acquisition of visual display business of JEAN Technology for RMB290 million.
  • Grand Cathay Securities advises WGP Holdings in share swap transaction between WPG Holdings and Yosun IndustrialJones Day is advising Grand Cathay Securities Corporation, the financial advisor to WPG Holdings Limited, in the stock-for-stock merger of Yosun Industrial Corp. with WPG Holdings Limited.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing acquires 20% interest in Motech Industries for NT$6.2 billion ($193 million)Jones Day advised Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. in its NT$6.2 billion ($193 million) acquisition of a 20% interest in Motech Industries Inc.
  • Sumitomo Chemical acquires MMA sheet business of Jiuh Mei EnterpriseJones Day advised Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of the methyl methacrylate (MMA) sheet business of Jiuh Mei Enterprise Co., Ltd.
  • Micron Technology enters into joint venture with Nanya Technology relating to Inotera MemoriesJones Day advised Micron Technology, Inc. in its joint venture with Nanya Technology Inc. relating to Micron's acquisition of 35.6% of Inotera Memories, Inc. from Qimonda AG.
  • Lite-On Technology Corp acquires Perlos CorporationJones Day advised Lite-On Technology Corporation in its NT12.5 billion (USD$378.7 million) acquisition of Perlos Corporation.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 2019年3月
      股東召集股東會在企業併購中之實務運用 (台灣併購與私募股權協會)
    • 2018年5月
      企業併購之董監事及經理人責任 (台灣併購與私募股權協會)
    • 2017 年 12 月
      企業併購導覽 (中信金融管理學院)
    • 2017年7月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(中國石油化學工業開發股份有限公司)
    • 2017年7月
      企業併購之董監事及經理人責任 (MAPECT 併購學苑進階併購課程)
    • 2017年6月
      家族企業併購策略與實務(經濟部中小企業處傳承培訓班)
    • 2017年6月
      企業併購實務與案分析(勝一化工股份有限公司)
    • 2017年5月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(昱捷股份有限公司)
    • 2016年12月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(矽品精密股份有限公)
    • 2016年12月
      企業跨國投資合作模式-合資公司之設立(華淵鑑價企業合作與評價研討會)
    • 2016年12月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(富邦證券股份有限公司)
    • 2016年11月
      企業併購案的董監事及經理人責任 (眾達/勤業之企業董監事及經理人的併購必修課研討會)
    • 2016年11月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(104資訊科技股份有限公司)
    • 2016年11月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(日電貿股份有限公司)
    • 2016年11月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(證基會)
    • 2016年10月
      企業併購流程導覽 (富邦證券股份有限公司)
    • 2016年10月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(晟德大藥廠股份有限公司)
    • 2016年8月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(昇華娛樂股份有限公)
    • 2016年8月
      企業併購法最新修正(台灣集保結算所)
    • 2016年7月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(經寶精密股份有限公司)
    • 2016年7月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(證基)
    • 2016年8月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(安勤科技股份有限公)
    • 2016年6月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(大塚資訊科技股份有限公司) 
    • 2016年6月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(科納光通股份有限公司)
    • 2016年5月
      企業併購之董監法律責任 (宏正自動科技(股)公司) 
    • 2016年5月
      企業併購之公司治理與常見糾紛 (中國鋼鐵股份有限公司)
    • 2016年5月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(證基會)
    • 2016年4月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(中華公司治理協會)
    • 2016年3月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(證基會)
    • 2015年12月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(立弘生化科技(股)公司)
    • 2015年12月
      公開收購取處準則等證交所法令介紹及實務經驗分享(勤業眾信法學課程)
    • 2015年12月
      企業併購實務(輔仁大學專題演講)
    • 2015年12月
      企業併購實務與案例分析(特立(股)公司)
    • 2015年10月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(雄獅旅行社)
    • 2015年8月
      私募股權基金法令架構(國發基金私募股權基金座談會)  
    • 2015年8月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(創意電子股份有限公司)
    • 2015年8月
      亞洲市場國際併購、私募與參股案例研討-併購實務演練 (台灣金融研訓院)
    • 2015年8月
      合資與授權(誠品生活股份有限公司) 
    • 2015年7月
      企業併購之董監法律責任(華新麗華股份有限公司)
    • 2015年7月
      私募與併購專業人才培訓-併購實務案例演練 (台灣金融研訓院)
    • 2015年5月
      公開收購實務探討 (國立政治大學法學院專題演講)
    • 2015年4月
      私募與併購專業人才培訓-併購實務案例演練 (台灣金融研訓院) 
    • 2015年4月
      併購路徑之選擇-談併購架購 (中鋼集團)
    • 2015年4月
      企業併購契約的撰擬與重要條款導讀 (國立政治大學法學院專題演講)
    • 2015年4月
      企業併購之董監法律責任 (中華公司治理協會)
    • 2015年1月
      鳥瞰企業併購及案例導讀 (北區國稅局)
    • 2014年11月
      私募與併購專業人才培訓系列課程 「併購實務案例演練」(台灣併購與私募股權協會) 
    • 2014年10月
      授權與合資(王品餐飲股份有限公司)
    • 2014年9月
      企業併購與董事會審查併購實務(中國信託金融控股股份有限公司)
    • 2014年8月
      公司併購與董監法律責任(中華公司治理協會)
    • 2014年8月
      如何做一個好的併購案 - 把併購案作好!(紫藤廬會計師聯誼會)
    • 2014年5月
      公司併購與董監法律責任(中華開發金控控股公司)
    • 2014年2月
      併購中的董監職責(中華公司治理協會)
    • 2013年12月
      台灣服務業的全球化 – 法律人看跨國營運(王品餐飲股份有限公司)
    • 2013年10月
      台灣企業脫胎換骨的賽局(台達電子股份有限公司)
    • 2013年7月
      連鎖加盟營運模式轉變與財務策略規劃圓桌會談之與談人(勤業眾信會計師事務所 & 台灣連鎖暨加盟協會)
    • 2013年6月
      會計師不可不知的併購風險(勤業眾信會計師事務所法學課程專題演講)
    • 2013年5月
      企業併購中經營者與股東的角色、地位與權益均衡(中華公司治理協會)
    • 2012年9月
      企業走出去-跨國併購與在地營運法律問題(中國青年政治學院;上海社會科學院)
    • 2012年5月
      企業分割轉型(台灣大學法律學院專題演講)
    • 2012年5月
      敵意併購(台灣大學法律學院專題演講)
    • 2011年11月
      企業經營應注意之法律規範(中華航空)
    • 2011年11月
      企業併購中所產生經營者的風險(美亞產保風險管理論壇)
    • 2011年10月
      2011公司治理高峰論壇VII與談人(中華公司治理協會)
    • 2011年10月
      金融危機後之併購與發展(宏泰電工股份有限公司)
    • 2011年10月
      企業經營應注意之法律規範(台聚集團)
    • 2011年4月
      企業併購法規實例探討(中華民國證券暨期貨市場發展基金會)
    • 2011年3月
      台灣企業重回世界舞台變身成為全球企業的挑戰(玉山科技協會/眾達論壇)
    • 2011年3月
      企業併購與董事審查併購實務(璟德電子份有限公司)
    • 2010年12月
      企業併購與董事審查併購實務(弘如洋生技股份有限公司)
    • 2010年12月
      企業併購中經營者與股東的角色、地位與權益均衡
    We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details of the cookies and other tracking technologies we use and instructions on how to disable them are set out in our Cookies Policy. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies.