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White & Case 16th Annual Taiwan Legal Symposium 2021

Autumn Webinar Series

In this series of webinars we will examine the latest legal developments in global trade, intellectual property and investment trends, and their implications for Taiwanese investors and companies doing business abroad.


Webinar 1 | Wednesday, 8 September 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Antitrust Developments plus Increased Controls on Mergers

Eileen Cole, Partner, Washington, DC | Anna Kertesz, Partner, Washington, DC | James Killick, Partner, Brussels

Eileen Cole, Anna Kertesz and James Killick will focus on the new US administration's approach to the technology sector as well as the latest developments in the European Union, notably the Digital Markets Act. Our speakers will also discuss the increased scrutiny on technology deals by EU authorities, in particular those that involve foreign subsidies.


Webinar 2 | Thursday, 9 September 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Export Control, Trade Issues, and Global FDI Trends

Cristina Brayton-Lewis, Partner, Washington, DC I Bingna Guo, Partner, Beijing | Karalyn Mildorf, Partner, Washington, DC I Tilman Kuhn, Partner, Dusseldorf

The arrival of the Biden administration has resulted in a significant number of changes to US export control and sanctions policies, coupled with corresponding counter-actions by the Chinese government. Cristina Brayton-Lewis and Bingna Guo will discuss the new US administration polices and how to navigate the competing Chinese and US restrictions for Taiwanese companies. Karalyn Mildorf and Tilman Kuhn will follow with a review of all the latest updates to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policies in the US (CFIUS) and Europe.


Webinar 3 | Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Rise of Standard-Essential Patents in the US

Jonathan Lamberson, Partner, Silicon Valley

Jonathan Lamberson will review recent developments in the use of standard- essential patents (SEPs) in the US. The presentation will cover how patents are affected by conflicting cross-border injunctions, recent court decisions and the US Administration's approach via antitrust cases. Jonathan will also discuss how damages are typically set in SEP cases in the US.


Webinar 4 | Wednesday, 15 September 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

De-SPACs and Financing Trends in Asia-Pacific

Benjamin Li, Partner, Lee and Li, Taipei | Steve Sha, Partner, Hong Kong I Daniel Yeh, Partner, Hong Kong I Charles McConnell, Local Partner, Singapore I Manley Leung, Counsel, Hong Kong

Daniel Yeh, Steve Sha will discuss, together with Benjamin Li, a partner from leading Taiwan law firm Lee and Li, the growing trend of listed SPACs targeting Asia-Pacific companies to complete business combinations, and the opportunities this presents for Taiwanese companies and investors. Charles McConnell and Manley Leung will review the latest financing trends in South and North Asia.


Additional Information

  • CLE accreditation for the webinar series is under application.
  • The webinar times are in Taiwan time zone.
  • This webinar series will be conducted in English.

If you would like to register your interest in attending one or more webinars in this Autumn Webinar Series, please email [email protected]


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