Jack J.T.Huang

Of Counsel

(T) 886.2.7712.3201

Jack Huang is one of the leading M&A and corporate governance lawyers in Greater China and one of the first international corporate lawyers who pioneered in representing multinational corporations in China investment matters in the late 1970s. For more than 30 years, he has advised clients on complex cross-border M&As, hostile takeovers, management and leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, high-stakes disputes, and corporate control battles. Jack represents both public and private companies in various industries including semiconductor, TMT, automobile, financial services, private equity, and manufacturing. Jack has practiced law in Hong Kong, New York, and Taipei.

Recent M&A transactions include Micron Technology's acquisition of Inotera (US$6 billion), Hermes Microvision's acquisition by ASML (US$3.1 billion), SPIL's defense of unsolicited tender offer by ASE and subsequent joint formation of industrial holding company with ASE, MediaTek's acquisition of MStar Semiconductor (US$3.8 billion), and Fubon Financial's acquisition of ING Life's Taiwan business (US$600 million).

Ranked in the "Senior Statesmen" band by Chambers Global and Asia-Pacific guides, Jack is described as "a prominent figure in this field," "well known for maintaining excellent relationships with clients," and is praised for "giv[ing] more than just legal advice."

Jack has served as chairman of the Taiwan Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Council since 2014. He also serves on the board of many companies and civic organizations. For years, Jack was a board director of the Human Rights Education Foundation where he led a NT$30 million fund-raising campaign to establish a human rights memorial park on Green Island, which Nelson Mandela praised as the "first human rights memorial in Asia."

Experience

  • Diodes to acquire Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately US$428 millionJones Day is advising the Special Committee of the Board of Diodes Incorporated in a transaction to acquire Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately US$428 million in cash.
  • 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.
  • World Fitness Services raises capitalJones Day represented World Fitness Services Limited, the owner and operator of the largest fitness center chain in Taiwan, in connection with its preferred financing placement to CDIB Capital.
  • 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.
  • Capella Microsystems acquired by Vishay Intertechnology for 6.05 billion New Taiwan Dollars (US$205 million)Jones Day advised Capella Microsystems Inc., a fabless IC design company specializing in optoelectronic products, in its acquisition by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, for approximately 6.05 billion New Taiwan Dollars (US$205 million).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Fubon Financial issues $850 million in GDRs on Luxembourg Stock ExchangeJones Day advised Fubon Financial Holding Co., Ltd., a Taipei-based financial services company, in connection with its $850 million issuance of Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
  • Global supplier of specialized IC design software SpringSoft acquired by Synopsys for NT$12.2 billion (US$417 million)Jones Day advised SpringSoft, Inc., a global supplier of specialized IC design software, in its acquisition by Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, for NT$12.2 billion (US$417 million).
  • China Petrochemical prevails in three leading patent infringement cases in TaiwanJones Day successfully represented China Petrochemical Development Corporation (CPDC), a leading publicly listed company in Taiwan, in its settlement with Celanese International Corporation (CIC) after five years of litigation related to three patent infringement lawsuits against CPDC.
  • 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.
  • TPV Technology and Inventec form joint venture to make all-in-one desktop computersJones Day advised TPV Technology Limited in its formation of a joint venture with Inventec Investments Co. Ltd. to make all-in-one desktop computers.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Drew Marine Business unit from AshlandJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in its $120 million acquisition of the Drew Marine Business, a global leader in providing technical solutions, high-value products and services to the marine industry, of Ashland Inc., a Fortune 500 diversified chemical company.
  • Lincoln Electric acquires remaining interest in Jinzhou Jin Tai Welding from Kuang Tai MetalJones Day represented Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in its buyout of the entire China-based welding wires operations of Kuang Tai Metal Industrial involving multiple jurisdictions including Taiwan, United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, BIV and China.
  • 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.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • July 19, 2018
      資本與新科技的碰撞, 2018天下經濟論壇夏季場
    • October 16, 2017
      漫談契約與法律的互動, 2017大師論壇(經濟日報 中經院)
    • July 27, 2017
      【家族企業併購策略與實務】-企業升級轉型與併購思維-國際趨勢及併購案例實務, 經濟部中小企業處-家族企業傳承培訓班
    • September 19, 2016
      以併購帶動台灣生醫產業轉型升級, 社團法人國家生技醫療產業策進會/經濟日報
    • September 8, 2016
      「股權留才」的過去、現在與未來, SEMI Taiwan
    • April 9, 2016
      中國企業脫胎換骨的賽局--跨境併購案例暨籌融資解析, 台灣金融發展基金會
    • December 18, 2015
      台灣企業脫胎換骨的賽局, 工研院產業學院
    • September 3, 2015
      An Exciting Period of Growth and Mergers in the Semiconductor Industry, SEMI Taiwan
    • August 3, 2015
      台灣企業脫胎換骨的賽局, 行政院國家發展基金管理會
    • May 26, 2015
      台灣產業轉型升級的關鍵 -併購法制及常見法律糾紛, 法務部司法官學院
    • May 5, 2015
      如何提升董事會職能及運作方式, 台灣金融研訓院
    • April 24, 2015
      眾達日本併購專題演講: 策略合夥-新型態的日企併購方式
    • April 21, 2015
      強化台灣半導體產業競爭力, 2015 TSIA年會
    • February 21, 2015
      台灣PE市場的現況與展望, 台灣金融研訓院
    • November 25, 2014
      台灣金融業海內外併購發展現況與展望, 台灣併購與私募股權協會
    • September 23, 2014
      台灣金融業海內外併購現況與績效之探討, 台灣金融研訓院
    • June 13, 2014
      台灣企業脫胎換骨的賽局, 中華公司治理協會
    • January 24, 2014
      兩岸未來核心產業轉型關鍵對創投業的影響, 台灣金融研訓院
    • November 2011
      兩岸企業併購的發展與機會, 中國信託董監進修課程及2011沃特金融峰會
    • July 25, 2012
      Jones Day: Global Viewpoints
    • April 27, 2012
      科技產業國際併購案例探討, 證基會:進階國際菁英人才培訓班
    • April 21, 2012
      企業法務的現在與未來, 中華企業研究院 新時代企業法務策略研討會
    • March 3, 2012
      我國企業併購法制與常見糾紛, 法務部司法官訓練所演講
    • December 20, 2011
      從保險業公司治理之角度因應國際金融危機所面臨之挑戰, 金管會保險局-保險業公司治理研討會
    • June 17, 2011
      掌握企業併購案的4W1H, TILO研討會
    • December 2010
      政府規制セミナー:ECFAにより台湾が中国への新しい玄関口に
    • July 23, 2009
      International Business Roundtable: Pittsburgh in the Global Economy - Doing Business in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the Middle East
    • April 24, 2009
      Asia Breakfast Briefing - China, Japan, Taiwan
    • May 17, 2006
      China’s Open-Door Journey: An Overview, Kankeiren, Osaka
    • May 16, 2006
      China’s Open-Door Journey: An Overview, The presentation for Japan-China Economic Association (JCEA) members and JD's guests, Club Kanto, Tokyo
    • April 24, 2006
      The M&A Opportunities & Challenges for Companies in Greater China Area, Tong-Hai University EMBA program
    • December 10, 2004
      The Experience and Lessons of Overseas Investment of Taiwan Enterprises, The China Industry Overseas Development & Planning Association
    • September 3, 2004
      M&A Contracts and Negotiations, Ernst & Young
    • August 11, 2004
      The Overview of Taiwan M&A Development, Ernst & Young
    • May 14, 2004
      The Law and Practice of China M&A and IP Rights, Yi-Tsu Association
    • March 17, 2004
      How to Integrate the Academic Studies and Practice for Financial Legal Professionals, National Chung Cheng University
    • February 5, 2004
      The Legal Development of Buy-outs in Taiwan, Industrial Bank of Taiwan
    • December 23, 2003
      M&A Laws and Practices in China - Observations from the High-tech Industry's Perspective, The EMBA Forum of National Chiao Tung University
    • December 08, 2003
      The M&A Laws and Practices in China, National Cheng-Chi University
    • December 02, 2003
      Challenge and Enforcement of Arbitral Award, Arbitration Association
    • November 14, 2003
      Doing Business in Greater China and Asia, a presentation for Jones Day clients and colleagues,  Jones Day Pittsburgh
    • October 04, 2003
      M&A Regulations and Cases in Taiwan, National Taiwan University
    • May 18, 2003
      Asia's New Emerging Markets: Buyouts and Restructurings - The Art (and Science) of the Deal, presentation prepared by Marcus Woo, Michael Chin, and John Kao, Asian Venture Forum, Hong Kong
    • November 13-14, 2002
      Will Asia Private Equity Serve as a Good model for Western Investors, moderator,  Asia Venture Forum in Hong Kong, Asian Venture Capital Group
    • August 16, 2004
      M&A and the Legal Responsibility of Corporate Board Members, Securities & Futures Institute
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