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Wen-Yen Kang

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Wen-Yen Kang is a member of the Firm’s Corporate, Private Equity, Securities, Banking and Finance practice groups. He is ranked as one of the leading individuals for Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A by Chambers Asia and Chambers Global. Mr. Kang is a graduate of National Taiwan University (LL.B.), Harvard Law School (LL.M.), New York University School of Law (LL.M.) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan of Management (M.B.A.).

Practice Focus

Mr. Kang has substantial experience in cross-border transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and cross-border securities offerings. He has also advised several premier investment banks on the structuring of various potential mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

M&A and Direct Investment

  • Represented Taiwan electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn Technology Group, in its landmark USD 3.46 billion investment in Sharp Corporation, the first acquisition by a foreign company of a major Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer.
  • Represented GE Capital in its acquisition of the shares of Cosmos Bank and the right to purchase from CDIB the convertible bonds issued by Cosmos Bank in the aggregate amount of USD 286 million.
  • Represented GE Capital in its capital injection into Cosmos Bank in form of common shares, preferred shares and convertible bonds by way of private placement.

Capital Markets

  • ECBs:UMC; Sampo; MTI; Pacific Cable; Mosel; Siliconware Precision; China Steel; Foxconn; Taishin Bank; Chung Hwa Telecom; Chi Mei Optoelectronics; Chi Mei Corporation; Wan Hai Lines Corp.; China Development Financial Holding Corp.; Fubon Financial Holding Co.; Mega Financial Holding Company; First Financial Holding Company; Shing Kong Financial Holding; Chiao Tung Bank; E.Sun Financial Holding Company; Himax.

Corporate Reorganization 

  • Tung Long Metals; Kunnan; National Automobile; Chuntex; Ensure Co., Ltd.; Master Home Furniture Co., Ltd.; New Sun Metal Industry Co., Ltd.; LITE VISION Corporation; Sun Splendor Co., Ltd.

Syndicated Loans

  • UMC, Taiwan High Speed Railway, Chi Mei Optoelectronics.

Non-Performing Loan and Transactions

  • Chiao Tung Bank; United World Chinese Commercial Bank.

Derivatives

  • Representing banks and listing companies in disputes involving derivatives; ISDA and Schedules review and negotiation; listing of warrants.

BOT & Construction

  • Taipei Mass Rapid Transit System; Taiwan High Speed Railway; Taipei Financial Center; Westin Hotel.

Admissions

  • Taipei~Taiwan (1993)

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.B.A.) (2001)
  • New York University (LL.M.) (1994)
  • Harvard Law School (LL.M.) (1991)
  • National Taiwan University (LL.B.) (1985)

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • German
  • Japanese