Duane Morris & Selvam Taiwan
Foreign Legal Affairs Law Firm
13F., No. 1, SongGao Road
Xinyi District
Taipei City 11073, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Phone: +886 2 8978 0088
Fax: +886 2 2722 1187

Duane Morris & Selvam Taiwan attorneys work closely with clients to achieve their business goals, with emphasis on intellectual property for the country’s robust high-technology, pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries, as well as legal issues involving commercial and corporate transactions, antitrust and regulatory compliance, white-collar litigation and investigations, and foreign trade and investment. Members of our Taiwan office have years of experience working in Taiwan and include the former senior vice president and general counsel of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd., and an attorney who was the former in-house counsel for Texas Instruments for the Asia Pacific Region as well as the former legal director at Lite-On Technology Corporation. Our attorneys are fully fluent in the languages and customs of Asia and the West, and they help clients seamlessly navigate between the two cultures.

Range of Services

Intellectual Property

Duane Morris & Selvam Taiwan intellectual property (IP) lawyers recognize the importance of clients’ intellectual capital to the success of their businesses and understand how to uphold IP rights to increase opportunities for clients to enhance market share. Members of the firm’s IP practice have played pivotal roles in the development of IP law and their ranks include highly trained patent attorneys with backgrounds in biosciences, materials, chemicals, polymers, electronics and telecommunications. Their experience includes trademarks and copyrights, patents, portfolio management, licensing agreements and brand protection, domestic and international.

Duane Morris lawyers have substantial experience in all areas of IP litigation, including jury trial experience on behalf of IP owners and accused infringers in patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret cases.

Life Sciences and Biotechnology

Duane Morris & Selvam Taiwan attorneys understand the issues that innovators in the life sciences industry face from every angle: from the science and technology, to the business realities, to potential legal challenges. We know because we have been there. Many of our life sciences attorneys have been in-house counsel at life sciences companies and/or have worked as scientists in research laboratories. Our lawyers have decades of experience guiding life sciences clients from startups to publicly traded companies, as well as academic and research institutions, working in a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics at all stages of the product life cycle, from discovery through clinical development and commercialization.

The Duane Morris Life Sciences Practice Group and its individual attorneys have received numerous accolades, including being named one of the top global legal advisors for biotechnology and pharmaceutical licensing transactions, being recognized as one of the most prominent intellectual property practices in the United States and winning statewide and international client service awards.

Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions

Duane Morris & Selvam's corporate law attorneys advise early-stage and mature companies on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. Members of our Corporate Practice Group are experienced with mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, hostile acquisitions and defense against takeover attempts. Our lawyers regularly represent multinational businesses in transnational transactions. They are experienced with venture capital and private equity transactions and work with our entrepreneurial clients in developing and implementing creative strategies to accomplish their corporate finance and acquisition objectives. We regularly assist private companies with strategic planning, equity incentives and succession planning. We advise companies on securities law compliance, ongoing reporting obligations and corporate governance issues.

Complex Financial Transactions

Our attorneys represent clients in numerous types of transactions covering nearly every aspect of project and structured finance transactions. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience with financings involving corporations and financial institutions on a regional, national and international level. Our project and structured finance attorneys represent clients in acquisition financings, securitized and syndicated loans and other complex finance transactions. In addition, our attorneys counsel clients engaged in a wide range of industrial and infrastructure projects, including power generation, waste management, water and mineral resources, air and surface transportation facilities and other infrastructure projects, as well as telecommunications, healthcare and divergent industrial and manufacturing facilities worldwide. The firm’s lawyers are also experienced in structuring and effectuating complex transactions from a tax perspective.

Licensing/Market Entry

In any evolving market, it is essential to measure both opportunity and risk and to gain an understanding of the nuances and the subtleties of how business is done there. There is growing interest in a number of Asian locales from businesses in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere in Asia. To help our clients invest and operate in this rapidly evolving business environment, we call upon our experience representing government and various commercial entities and our understanding of the issues that businesses face when they engage with international counterparts, raise capital and navigate potential issues.

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Duane Morris & Selvam Taiwan attorneys represent clients in all types of complex commercial and other litigation, from inception through trial and appeal. Our litigators are experienced in an array of areas, including securities, antitrust, white-collar criminal defense, intellectual property and real estate disputes. We have represented numerous international and national manufacturers in all forms of products liability and toxic tort litigation, including defense of product class actions, serving as national coordinating counsel, lead counsel, regional counsel or local counsel. In addition to representing clients in U.S. forums and before international tribunals, we provide counsel on settling disputes without conventional litigation by using alternative dispute resolution options, as well as advise on methods to anticipate and avoid litigation.

For More Information

For more information, please contact Richard L. Thurston, Ph.D. or any of the lawyers referenced in the Attorney Listing.

Taiwan Inaugural Celebration

Richard Thurston, Christopher Neumeyer, Vicki G. Norton, Ph.D.,  L. Norwood “Woody" Jameson and Eric Chu at the Duane Morris & Selvam Taiwan inaugural celebration.