This year, we are celebrating our 15th Annual Taiwan Legal Symposium. You are invited to join us for a series of webinars in which we will examine the latest legal developments in global trade and investment trends, and their implications for Taiwanese investors and companies doing business abroad.
Webinar 1 | HP v. Quanta Storage and FTC v. Qualcomm – Implications for Your Supply Chain and EU's Renewed Focus on the Tech Sector – Apple, Broadcom, FRAND and the IoT
Thursday, 3 September 2020 I 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
First, Noah Brumfield will discuss US antitrust rules for interactions with competitors and customers, studying the lessons from HP v. Quanta. How can Taiwanese companies face the challenge when your customers are also your competitors, and what are the key takeaways from FTC v. Qualcomm for your supply chain?
Then James Killick will present on the latest European Union antitrust cases in the technology sector, and its inquiry into the Internet of Things (IoT). He will also discuss how the automotive sector is driving the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) debate and new EU powers to review foreign direct investment (FDI) and subsidized acquisitions.
Webinar 2 | Global FDI Trends, Export Control and Trade Issues
Wednesday, 9 September 2020 I 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
FDI screening has substantially increased around the world in the last few years. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the related economic challenges, countries have also begun using FDI restrictions to protect against opportunistic M&A transactions by wealthy companies and jurisdictions. In this webinar, Farhad Jalinous and Tilman Kuhn focus on the impacts of changes to FDI regimes on deal-making, with a specific focus on the US (CFIUS) and Europe.
Cristina Brayton-Lewis, a partner focusing on export controls and sanctions, will discuss the aggressive expansion of US export controls over the past 12 months, particularly those related to technology, and how they affect Taiwanese exports.
Finally, Christopher Corr explains how the "new normal" has affected trade and its implications for Taiwanese exporters. Taiwan-invested companies that use third-country parts should note how moving around the tariff wall has become more difficult and dangerous, while taking into account recent USG proposals that could make it worse. With competing free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region posing challenges for Taiwanese exporters, here’s how to mitigate risks and seize opportunities in these uncertain times.
Webinar 3 | The New Rocket Docket – WD Texas. Strategies for a Successful Defense
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 I 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Our intellectual property lawyers Bijal Vakil and Henry Huang describe the recent rise of the US District Court, Western District of Texas (W.D. Texas) as a patent litigation venue and strategies for patent defendants. Judge Albright has become one of the busiest US patent judges, due to his rules and practices. This means Taiwanese technology companies must be prepared to litigate in W.D. Tex. on a fast schedule and understand the court's views on common defenses and strategies.
Webinar 4 | Trends in Regional Private Equity, M&A and Finance
Thursday, 17 September 2020 I 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The past 12 months, in particular 2020, witnessed several "black swan" events that have affected deal-making throughout Asia-Pacific and globally. However, these challenges, even if dire, still present new opportunities for financial institutions and companies. In our final webinar, Daniel Yeh, Steve Sha, Eugene Man and Alexander McMyn assess the key impacts these events have had on investments and financings across Asia-Pacific and how they may shape investment and finance structuring in certain sectors and geographies in the near term.
If you would like to register your interest in attending one or more webinars in this Autumn Webinar Series, please email [email protected]