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Anna L. J. Hwang

Executive Partner
Baker & McKenzie


Anna L. J. Hwang is the chair of the Dispute Resolution Group in the Firm's Taipei office. She concentrates her practice on dispute resolution involving information technology, complex-commercial, family wealth and compliance. With her leading experience in litigating in the courts and providing unique strategic advice, Anna is the go-to lawyer in Taiwan for international litigation and arbitration.

Practice Focus

Anna's practice focus includes dispute resolution, investigation and compliance, complex-commercial, information technology, intellectual property-patent, wealth disputes, and government procurement.

Representative Legal Matters

Dispute resolution/intellectual property

  • Representing individuals/families in wealth disputes across multiple jurisdictions, including Bermuda, BVI, London and the US. The legal issues cover trusts and inheritance laws.
  • Represented local and multinational corporations in resolving disputes, commencing legal proceedings and commercial arbitration (including ICC, HKIAC and AAA arbitrations) in the US, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the UK, Canada and Bermuda.
  • Represented multinational corporations in negotiation and court proceedings. The legal issues cover general contractual disputes, fair trade law, corporate law, securities law, government procurement law and product liability.
  • Represented local and multinational high-tech corporations in licensing, patent infringement and invalidation disputes. The disputed technologies cover pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, CMP pads, diamond disks, FC substrate, heat spreaders, optical display filters, organic light-emitting diodes, micro-acoustic and electro-mechanical products, civil engineering methods and microcode.
  • Advised 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.

Complex-commercial/investigation & compliance

  • Conducting due diligence in M&A transactions for high-tech firms, biotech companies and financial institutions.
  • Advised multinational corporations on their internal and external compliance issues, including anti-bribery and corruption, trade compliance, data privacy, cybersecurity, D&I, #metoo, harassment, ESG, money laundering, financial regulatory and white-collar crime.
  • White-collar crime defense cases include the CFO of Taiwan's prominent trust financial holding company, the chairperson of Taiwan's leading lighting company, the funder of Taiwan's major accounting firm, a director of the board of a major securities firm, the president of a Taiwan-French joint venture, and the president of a major commercial bank.
  • Advised 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.
  • Represented multinational companies in food & beverage/cosmetic industry on negotiation and court proceedings. The legal issues cover laws and regulations of manufacture/processing/preparation, sale, import, packaging/labeling, product recall, product liability and IP enforcements.
  • Advised Taiwanese corporations on their investments in the US and ASEAN countries.

Professional Honors

  • Named Recognized Practitioner by Chambers Greater China Region Guide (2024)
  • Named Leading Individual by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)
  • Named Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019)
  • Named Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019)
  • Named Recommended Individual by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (in the areas of IP and TMT, 2014)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Taipei Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association

Corporate Responsibility

  • Deputy chair, Lawyers' System and Business Development Committee of the Taipei Bar Association, 2020-present
  • Commissioner, Transnational Transfer of Prisoners Review Committee, Ministry of Justice, ROC, 2014-present
  • Commissioner, Anti-Corruption Committee, Veterans Affairs Council, ROC, 2014-present
  • Commissioner, International Affairs Committee of the Taiwan Bar Association, 2011-2020
  • Director, Board of Taipei Bar Association, 2014-2016
  • Deputy secretary general, Taiwan Bar Association (2010-2013)


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


  • Georgetown University Law Center (visiting researcher) (2003)
  • Boston University (LL.M.) (2002)


  • English
  • Taiwanese
  • Mandarin
  • Co-author (with Takanori Abe), "Protective Order in Japan, Waves From US Towards Taiwan," 2011
  • Author, "Unveiling the Secret of Protective Order," 2010
  • Co-author (with Victoria Lin), "Analysis of Concurrent Delay (I,)" 2005
  • Co-author (with Victoria Lin), "Analysis of Concurrent Delay (II)," 2005
  • Co-author (with David Yang), "Lemelson Got a Lesson – Analysis of Symbol Technologies v. Lemelson Foundation," 277 F.3d 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2002), 2004