Baker & McKenzie Taipei Tops 2012 Chambers & Partners Taiwan Rankings
17 April 2012
Taipei, Taiwan, 17 April 2012 – Baker & McKenzie has clinched the leading position in the 2012 Chambers & Partners legal directory rankings for Taiwan. Ranked Band 1 across nine practice areas and Band 2 in the tenth, the Firm has consolidated its position as the leading Firm in Taiwan, outstripping its local and global competitors.
H. Henry Chang, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie Taipei and himself a Chambers leading lawyer in Corporate & M&A and in Technology, Media and Telecoms, said on release of the Chambers 2012 rankings, "We thank our clients for their continued support and commendation for our work on significant cross-border deals, and some of the highest-value and highest-profile projects in Taiwan."
"We are also pleased to be recognized for our "common-sense approach", "positive attitude" and "sound grasp of what's possible and what's not". We have always striven to provide practical, commercial advice to clients and we are gratified that our commercially pragmatic approach is valued by them," he added.
Clients for whom Baker & McKenzie acted and cited by Chambers include Asia Pacific Land during its NT$3 billion acquisition of a commercial property in western Taipei from a subsidiary of Continental Engineering; Want Want on its US$2.4 billion acquisition of multiple cable TV system operators in Taiwan; EQT on its acquisition of Gala TV; Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank in syndicated credit facilities agreement for Ju Teng International Holdings; and Comestibles Master Co Ltd in one of the few IPOs by foreign companies on the Taiwan stock exchange, with a deal value of approximately NT$48 billion.