John C.Lin


Taipei + 886.2.7712.3218

John Lin has more than 18 years experience advising on public, private, and cross-border M&A transactions with an aggregate value in excess of US$20 billion. His work includes representation of public and private clients, investment banks, and institutional investors in mergers, management and leveraged buyouts, share swaps, spin-offs, joint ventures, going private transactions, corporate restructuring, private equity, health care, and technology transactions.

Representative transactions include: Micron Technology's acquisition of Inotera (US$6 billion), Hermes Microvision's sale to ASML (US$3.1 billion), MediaTek's acquisition of MStar Semiconductor (US$3.8 billion), SpringSoft's merger with Synopsys, Capella Micro's merger with Vishay, Micron Technology's sponsorship of Elpida Memory reorganization and acquisition of Rexchip, Fresenius Medical Care's renal care joint venture with Excelsior Group, and Lincoln Electric Company's acquisition of the China welding businesses of Kuang Tai Metal.

John was recognized as one of the Top 75 Client-favored Practitioners in Asia by ALB Client Choice Hot 75 Survey in 2013. Ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a leading lawyer in the corporate/M&A practice, John is described as having "a real can-do approach to his practice and deep local and US corporate expertise" and is praised for being "an excellent communicator and very creative."

John is a barrister member (non-practising) of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. He lectured for nine years at the Chinese Culture University on Anglo-American contracts law and cross-border disputes resolution.


  • Diodes acquires Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately $446 millionJones Day advised the Special Committee of the Board of Diodes Incorporated in the acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately $446 million in cash.
  • 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).
  • General Plastic Industrial acquires Katun Corporation from Monomoy Capital PartnersJones Day represented General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Katun Corporation, a Minneapolis-based global provider of OEM-compatible imaging supplies, photoreceptors, and parts for copiers, printers, MFPs and other imaging equipment, from Monomoy Capital Partners.
  • DFI acquires 20.49% stake in Ace PillarJones Day advised DFI Inc. in its $14.8 million acquisition of a 20.49% stake in mechatronics components maker Ace Pillar Co.
  • Qisda acquires 35% stake in Sysage TechnologyJones Day advised Qisda Corporation in its NT$1.815 billion acquisition of a 35% stake in Sysage Technology.
  • 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.
  • Siliconware Precision defends against $1 billion unsolicited tender offer by Advanced Semiconductor EngineeringJones Day advised Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. (SPIL) in relation to an unsolicited tender offer by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) for up to 25% 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).
  • OMRON Nohgata sells 80 percent stake to AdvantechJones Day advised OMRON Corporation in the sale of an 80 percent interest in OMRON Nohgata to Advantech.
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • Qisda acquires 20% stake in TopviewJones Day advised Qisda Corporation in its NT$172.5 million acquisition of a 20% stake in Topview Optronics Corp, an ODM/OEM service provider of electronic products for consumer, commercial, medical, and industrial applications.
  • Ferro acquires UWiZ TechnologyJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests of UWiZ Technology Co., Ltd.
  • 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.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Atmel receives unsolicited superior proposal and terminates definitive agreement to be acquired by Dialog for $4.6 billionJones Day represented Atmel Corporation in connection with its definitive agreement to be acquired by UK-based Dialog Semiconductor plc in a cash and stock transaction for $4.6 billion.
  • Primax acquires 70 percent of speakers and digital audio equipment manufacturer TymphanyJones Day advised Primax Electronics Ltd. in its 70 percent acquisition of Tymphany HK Ltd., a speakers and digital audio equipment manufacturer.
  • 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.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 2020年5月
      私募股權基金投資與風險管理之實務與案例分享, 證券暨期貨市場發展基金會
    • 2018年7月
      外資對台投資趨勢與併購佈局策略, 台灣併購與私募股權協會國際投資論壇
    • 2016年5月
      半導體產業併購趨勢, 台灣半導體產業協會
    • 2015年6月25日
      私募股權基金, 欣厚科技
    • 2014年6月18日
      科技產業國際併購案例探討, 集保結算所
    • 2013年12月18日
      公司併購:跨國併購實務及案例探討, 至寶電腦興業股份有限公司
    • 2013年11月
      台商、陸商與外商之併購經驗與案例分享, 天使投資聯誼會
    • 2013年9月
      科技產業國際併購案例探討, 集保結算所
    • August 2013
      Post-M&A Integration and Management, Chailease Holdings
    • 2013年4月
      跨國併購案件管理與案例分享, 中華財務主持人協會
    • 2012年12月
      併購後的管理 - 真正實現1+1>2 , 青創總會、台灣併購與私募股權協會:企業併購實務認證班
    • 2012年11月
      SelectUSA: Investing in the U.S. – Mergers & Acquisitions , 美國在台協會SelectUSA投資美國說明會
    • 2012年11月
      SelectUSA: Investing in U.S. Green Energy Sector, 美國在台協會SelectUSA投資美國說明會
    • 2012年11月
      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
    • 2012年9月
      國際與大陸併購法令及實務, 盛弘醫藥股份有限公司
    • 2012年9月
      科技產業國際併購案例探, 盛弘醫藥股份有限公司
    • 2012年5月
      Negotiating International Business Contracts, 亞太商工總會
    • May 2012
      Negotiating International Business Contracts, Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    • 2012年4月
      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
    • 2011年11月
      掌握跨國商務合約法律與談判要點及簽約注意事項, 中華航空公司
    • 2011年7月
      國際與大陸併購法令及實務, 勤業眾信聯合會計師事務所
    • 2011年6月
      法務經理人掌握企業併購案的關鍵對策, 台灣科技產業法務經理人協會
    • 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
    • 2010年6月
      Mergers and Acquisitions in Taiwan and Securities Law Disclosure Obligations, 旭富製藥科技股份有限公司
    • June 2010
      Mergers and Acquisitions in Taiwan and Securities Law Disclosure Obligations, TCGA Training: SCI Pharmtech
    • August 2009
      Negotiating International Business Contracts, Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    • 2009年8月
      Preparing and Negotiating International Business Contracts , 亞太商工總會

    • 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
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