James Liang's practice encompasses a broad range of fields, including M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, IP, antitrust and competition, and civil or administrative litigation. He has substantial experience advising clients in high-tech, IC design, software, and financial services industries on a variety of cross-border transactions, strategic alliances, public tender offers, share swaps, real estate developments, labor or environmental regulatory responses, and commercial arbitrations.
Besides providing antitrust advice for multinational airlines and energy, health care, telecom, media, and internet companies, James has advised on several complex deals, including MediaTek's merger with MStar Semiconductor; SpringSoft's merger with Synopsys; Micron's sponsorship of Elpida's reorganization and acquisition of Rexchip; Micron's subscription for Inotera's private placement shares; Tokyo Electron's attempted $29 billion merger of equals with Applied Materials; CommScope's acquisition of TE Connectivity's Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless network business; and KHNC's joint venture with CPC (a Japanese company's largest petrochemical investment plan in Taiwan).
James also assists overseas companies with IPOs on the Taiwan Stock Exchange or combinations with Taiwanese private companies, including acting as underwriter's counsel in an IPO by a member of Foxconn Group; advising Pacific Capital in the sale of Gold Typhoon to Warner Music; and assisting Atlaspost in its acquisition by Groupon.
James is a member of Taipei Bar Association and regularly participates in events that facilitate developments of start-up companies and e-commerce enterprises.
- National Taiwan University (LL.M. in Economic Law 2010; LL.B. in Financial & Economic Law 2001)
- The Legal 500 Asia Pacific — recommended lawyer in corporate/M&A (2019-2020) and TMT (2019)
- English and Mandarin