Joe Chang

Partner - HW Group Inc.

Contact Details

Firm name
Jurisdictions
  • Taiwan
Address
2F, No. 260, Tun Hua N. Rd., Taipei
Taipei Taiwan

Practice Area Membership(s)

  • Tax (Accountants)
  • Tax (Law)

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Biography

HW & Partners, Barristers & Solicitors have several professional experienced attorney-at-law :

 

Vivian Lee, Esq. Managing Partner

Professional background

•Managing Partner of HW & Partners, Barristers & Solicitors

•Practicing lawyer in Taiwan

•Commissioned lawyer of the Navy Command Headquarters of the Ministry of Defense, ROC

•Expert in civil and business litigations

•Commissioned lawyer of well-known enterprises for multinational negotiations and litigations.

•Assisted enterprises in establishing accounting and international control systems

•Review of English contracts

•Legal consulting for numerous public/OTC companies, groups and organizations

 

Education

  • LL.M., National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • LL.B., National Taiwan University (Taiwan) 

 

Trista Wu, Esq. Senior Attorney

Professional background

  • Senior Attorney of HW & Partners, Barristers & Solicitors; joined the HWG Team of Professionals in 2004
  • Currently serving as a honorary legal counsel of the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, ROC
  • Currently serving as a legal counsel of the Taipei City Government
  • Currently serving as an assistant lawyer of the Legal Aid Foundation
  • Legal counsel of numerous public/OTC companies and organizations
  • Practicing lawyer in Taiwan

Education

  • LL.M., Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan)
  • LL.B., National Taipei University (Taiwan)

 

Flora Liao, Esq./CPA

Professional background

•Partner of HW & Company, CPAs

•Attorney-at-law of HW & Partners, Barristers & Solicitors

•Deputy Director of International Tax Department of HW Wealth Management Ltd.

•Practicing lawyer in Taiwan

•Registered CPA in Taiwan

•Internal auditor in Taiwan

Education

•MSc Accounting, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)

•LL.M., Soochow University (Taiwan)

 

Sean Chen, Esq. Attorney-at-law

Professional background

  • Attorney-at-law of HW & Partners, Barristers & Solicitors
  • Practicing lawyer in Taiwan
  • Lawyer in China
  • Educated and worked in the fields of law, finance and tax, long-time dedication in the service of business laws; understood various business models of enterprises while taking into consideration solutions of business activities

 

Education

  • LL.M., National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • LL.B., Tunghai University (Taiwan)

 

Kenny Lu, Esq. Attorney-at-law

Professional background

  • Attorney-at-law of HW & Partners, Barristers & Solicitors
  • Practicing lawyer in Taiwan
  • Expert in business litigations, insurance laws & financial industry regulations, company & securities regulations, and tax laws
  • Educated and worked in the fields of law, economics, finance, tax, and accounting; long-time dedication in the service of business laws; studied financial products and commercial trading; understood various business models of enterprises while taking into consideration solutions of business activities

Education

  • LL.M., National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • LL.B., National Taipei University (Taiwan)

Firm Description

HW & Partners, Barristers & Solicitors is a law firm offering high quality legal and tax consultancy services across a comprehensive range of practice areas. We are a business associate of HW Group, and are thus able to share the strong human resources with professional partners in different areas. Our experienced attorneys and professionals work closely with our clients and provide custom-tailored individual solutions based on their need. Our practice areas include:

 

Tax Law

  • Assistance and advice in administrative and judicial proceedings in tax matters
  • Tax planning of foreign investments in Taiwan and Taiwanese investments abroad
  • Strategic planning for individual and applicable companies.
  • Real estate taxation

Perennial legal consulting services

  • Providing consultancy services for individuals or corporations, including but not limited to contract drafting & review and legal opinions for daily operation

Commercial and Corporate Law 

  • Planning of cross-border investment and design of shareholding structure
  • Incorporation of companies; drafting of article of incorporation
  • Developing internal control system of companies
  • Corporate governance for companies 
  • Antitrust and unfair competition
  • International trade

 M&A and Corporate Restructuring

  • Negotiation on behalf of clients for M&A matters
  • Business & debt restructuring
  • Share and asset transactions
  • Due Diligence

Labor Law

  • Drafting non-compete agreement
  • Legal assistance in mediation, arbitration and litigation for labor disputes 
  • Design of remuneration programs
  • Risk prevention in labor law matters

Civil Proceeding and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Drafting and review general agreements
  • Mediation, arbitration and litigation for civil disputes
  • Enforcing collection proceedings

Trust and Inheritance

  • Designing trust structure
  • Drafting of wills and inheritance agreements
  • Strategic planning of inheritance processes
  • Execution of will

Bankruptcy Law 

  • Bankruptcy proceedings and settlements
  • Advice on the liability of Directors
  • Pre-bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court negotiations
  • Advice in insolvency situations of third party creditors

Criminal Law - White Collar Crimes 

  • Legal counsel and representation related to white collar crime

 Banking , Insurance & Financial Law

  • Financial and capital markets
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Resolution for insurance disputes
  • Legal & financial advice related to financial products: insurance policy, structured securities, derivatives, preferred stock, etc. 

Administrative Law 

  • Contracts with the Public Sector 
  • Public tenders and subsidies 
  • Regulated sectors
  • Defense of administrative proceedings

IP & IT 

  • Advice to protect and defend intellectual property rights and trade secrets
  • Regulatory compliance for new technologies