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Anna L. J. Hwang

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Anna Hwang is a partner in the Firm's Taipei office. She was seconded to a Japanese heavy-industry company's project office in Taiwan from September 2005 to February 2006, during which time she was responsible for managing the company's contractual matters.

Practice Focus

Ms. Hwang focuses on dispute resolution, intellectual property and corporate compliance. She concentrates her practice on dispute resolution involving intellectual property law, in particular patent law, as well as government procurement, corporate and securities law. In addition to her insights on local laws and regulatory compliance issues, she also has substantial experience in representing local and multinational corporations in various courts in Taiwan and international litigation and arbitration. She also handles corporate and commercial, information technology and government procurement matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representing multinational corporations in negotiation and court proceedings. The legal issues cover general contractual disputes, fair trade law, corporations law, securities law, government procurement law, and product liability issues.
  • Representing local and multinational corporations in resolving disputes, commencing legal proceedings and commercial arbitration (including ICC and AAA arbitrations) in the US, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the UK and Canada.
  • Representing local and multinational high-tech corporations in licensing, patent infringement and invalidation disputes. The disputed technologies cover civil engineering methods, microcode, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, FC Substrate, heat spreaders, optical display filters, CMP pads, organic light-emitting diodes, and micro-acoustic and electro-mechanical products.
  • Advising local and multinational corporations on issues relating to the Government Procurement Law in Taiwan, including bidding, contractual disputes, mediation, and arbitration matters. Matters include the Taipei-Ilan Expressway Snow Mountain Tunnel Excavation, Taipei Rapid Transit Systems (Luchow Line), Taiwan Railway Administration Tilting Trains procurement, Nanko Science Park 345 KV Ultrahigh Voltage Cable System project, National Police Administration CRCAS project, Criminal Investigation Bureau Criminal Data Analysis System, TTY International Airport Access MRT System, CPC F Field Development Project, and TRA 296-car Air Conditioned Commuter Train EMU800 Project.
  • Conducting due diligence in M&A transactions for high-tech companies and financial institutions.
  • Advising local and multinational high-tech and pharmaceutical corporations on technology cooperation/joint venture/distribution agreements, content licensing and disputes involving antitrust issues, such as concerted action, unfair competition, passing-off and false representation.
  • Advising multinational corporations on their internal and external compliance issues, including anti-bribery, misconduct, due diligence and investigation.
  • Advising domestic and multinational corporations on issues relating to local laws and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Drafting and reviewing various agreements.

Professional Honors

  • Recommended Individual, Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Taipei Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association

Corporate Responsibility

  • Deputy Chair of International Affairs Committee of the Taiwan Bar Association, 2011-present
  • Deputy Secretary General of the Taiwan Bar Association, 2010-present

Admissions

  • New York~United States (2003)
  • Taipei~Taiwan (1997)

Education

  • Boston University (LL.M.) (2002)
  • National Cheng-Chi University (LL.B.) (1995)

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Taiwanese