Liu & Partners appointed as legal advisor to the Taiwan-Russia Association 華通國際法律事務所任命為台俄協會法律顧問
March 27, 2017
Mr. Jan-Wei Liu, the managing partner of Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law has been appointed as the legal advisor to the Taiwan-Russia Association (台俄協會) to provide legal, business, strategic and consulting advice. Established in July 2002, the Taiwan-Russia Association has served as an interactive platform for commercial, cultural, academic, technology, and tourism exchanges between the governments and people in Taiwan and Russia. Since 2017, there are more than 400 Russian nationals residing in Taiwan taking up permanent employment or studying at nationally accredited institutions. The Taiwan-Russia Association seeks to strengthen the bilateral relationship through the provision and creation of business opportunities for all the industries and increase cultural exchanges between the people. To that end, the association endeavors to deepen the mutually beneficial arrangement by providing up-to-date industrial news and surveys to encourage investments and joint ventures, as well as organizing seminars and tours for its members to gain a better understanding of the unique culture and advantages of doing business in Russia. However, while language barriers between the Taiwanese and Russians may be bridged by professional interpreters, the association’s members often find it difficult to navigate through the unfamiliar legal environment and struggle to develop a long-term and sustainable business plan. Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law thus serves to provide the latest legal analysis on the industrial and governmental regulations and impediments, tax benefits and implications, business risks and opportunities, as well as comprehensive strategic advice on commercial and business exchanges in Russia and Taiwan.
Liu & Partners at the Taiwan-Russia Association Annual General Meeting
January 19, 2017
On January 20, 2017, Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law attended the 6th Annual General Meeting of the Taiwan-Russia Association held in Taipei as the appointed legal advisor. Attendees included Mr. Dimitry S. Privalov, the Deputy Representative and Mr. Aleksandr Istomin, the Economic Division Chief of the Representative Office in Taipei for the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission on Economic and Cultural Cooperation. The Taiwan-Russia Association seeks to encourage the friendship and cooperation between the people of Taiwan and Russia, as well as to advance exchanges in areas including trade and commerce, investment, technology, culture, education, tourism and more. In 2017, the Taiwan-Russian Association will focus on deepened exchanges between the biotechnology and manufacturing industries. Liu & Partners have assisted various scientists, laboratories and industry key figures in navigating the biotechnology industry in Taiwan and beyond.
Liu & Partners at the National University of Singapore Conference supported by United Nations UNCITRAL: “The CISG as a Model for Harmonization, Convergence and Law Reform”
January 07, 2017
On January 6-7, 2017, Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law as the sole representative law firm from Taiwan attended the 2017 Conference “The CISG as a Model for Harmonization, Convergence and Law Reform” held by the National University of Singapore Centre for Law & Business supported by United Nations UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific. The Conference invited lawyers and academics from the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, Brazil, China, Sweden, Germany, Japan and more to discuss the CISG’s implementation in their respective jurisdictions and its effect in shaping the domestic legislations. As Professor Ingeborg Schwenzer noted in her address, the CISG has superior harmonizing effects that incorporate key concepts around the world saving transaction costs relating to the international sale of goods, while securing better enforceability of decisions and awards. The CISG is drawn up in six United Nations languages in English, French, Russian, Chinese and Arabic with translations in all member state languages. This allows each contracting party adopting the CISG to proceed based on the texts of their own languages to facilitate the negotiation process. The two latest countries to accede to this UN Convention are Azerbaijan and Vietnam, which will adopt the uniform framework to assist with international trade and the ease of commercial exchanges between member states. Liu & Partners and our global alliance law firms continue to serve clients in complex cross-border and sale of goods transactions involving CISG member states.
Liu & Partners invited to attend Chinese Association of Finance Professionals and Investors 2016 Annual Gala
December 16, 2016
On December 16, 2016, Mr. David Liu, Managing Partner of Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law was invited as the special guest for the Chinese Association of Finance Professionals and Investors 2016 Annual Gala. Over 300 legal and finance professionals, as well as cross-strait reporters, investors, and industry key figures were in attendance. Other special guests of the night included Taiwan’s former vice-president Wu Den-yih; Taiwan Woman Entrepreneurs Association Chairwoman Jenny Ma; and retired Taiwan Supreme Court Judges and lawyers. Our Partner, Victoria Liu and Advisor, Angel Liu, were also in attendance as incoming 2017 legal advisors to the All-China Journalists Association. Liu & Partners are experts in China outbound and inbound investment and have served countless clients in complex cross-border transactions and disputes.
Liu & Partners on Contemporary Family Law Issues to Social Welfare Organization engaged by the Taipei City Government
December 15, 2016
On December 16, 2016, Ms. Victoria Liu, Partner of Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law was invited by the social welfare organization “Men’s Talk” established under the Teacher Chang Foundation engaged by the Department of Social Welfare Taipei City Government to speak to social workers, government employees and public hospital staff on the necessary basic legal awareness and analytical skills when dealing with family law clients. Victoria provided a comprehensive overview of the common issues faced by social workers relating to divorce, domestic violence, and child custody. Participants were organized into workshops of role-playing exercises and Q&A sessions to further discuss and analyze the legal assistance that individuals seeking help may require. Liu & Partners is committed to supporting social welfare organizations in Taiwan and beyond and providing legal aid to our pro bono clients.
Liu & Partners attended 24th Freedom Cup International Dance Sport Championships as Official Legal Advisor of Organizing Committee
December 15, 2016
Ms. Victoria Liu, Partner of Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law was invited to attend the 24th Freedom Cup International Dance Sport Championships jointly organized by the Ministry of Education Sports Administration, the Ministry of Interior, the Chinese Taipei Dancesport Federation, and the World Dance Council held at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei, Taiwan. Victoria serves as the legal advisor for the organization committee and is actively involved in the sports and esports industry in Taiwan. Liu & Partners is also able to assist sports and esports companies in cross-border transactions with the assistance of our alliance firms based in Southeast Asia, China and beyond.
Liu & Partners Managing Partner invited by Kunming Municipal People's Government to speak at the "2016 Kunming Health Global Summit"
December 13, 2016
On December 14, 2016, Mr. Jan-Wei Liu, Managing Partner of Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law was invited by the Kunming Municipal People’s Government to speak on the impact of biotechnology to the health industry at the "2016 Kunming Health Global Summit" jointly organized by the Health and Family Planning Commission of the Yunnan Province and the Chinese Health Association. Mr. Liu was also invited by the Head of Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Department and the Head of the Kunming United Front Department to join in dinner to share his thoughts on the impacts of the U.S. election on cross-strait investments and other exchanges. The Summit unveiled the “2016-2025 Kunming Health Development Plan” to establish the strategic position of Kunming in the global health industry, which seeks to build Kunming as the city of health by creating state-of-the-art retirement and wellbeing centers and high-end medical services centers.
Liu & Partners at the 2016 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference on the "Regional Perspectives on Contemporary and Future Harmonization Agenda in International Trade Law"
December 12, 2016
On December 13-14, 2016, Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law attended the 2016 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference on the “Regional Perspectives on Contemporary and Future Harmonization Agenda in International Trade Law” jointly organized by United Nations UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the University of Macau in Macau SAR, China. The two-day conference invited over 35 speakers from around the world with more than 150 lawyers, judges, academics and students in attendance. The seven panel sessions focused on current challenges and future developments of law such as the commercial exploitation of deep seabed, space and artificial intelligence; enhancing global supply chains; digital economy and fintech; new ways of doing cross-border and domestic business; as well as the rule of law and access to justice in the context of climate change, finance and investments.
Liu & Partners visited Taiwan Futures Exchange President to discuss Product Launch
December 06, 2016
On December 7, 2016, Liu & Partners Attorneys-at-Law visited Taiwan Futures Exchange President, Dr. Lenyu Liu to discuss the launch of future products in the coming year. Most recently, Taiwan Futures Exchange achieved the November launch of the NIFTY 50 index (India’s benchmark stock market index for Indian equity market) that seeks to provide cross market trading opportunities and full coverage of Indian equity market trading hours. Also in November, EUR/USD FX Futures & USD/JPY FX Futures were launched to provide FX hedging tools, enhanced efficiency of fund utilization, offer transparent and convenient access, and facilitate diversified trading strategies. Dr. Lenyu Liu, who is also serving as a law professor at the National Chengchi University, is committed to the development of Taiwan’s futures market to invigorate futures trading and serving the real economy by keeping abreast with the latest developments of global markets.
Liu & Partners attended 2016 UNCITRAL Vietnam Workshop at Foreign Trade University
November 23, 2016
Liu & Partners as the sole representative law firm from Taiwan attended the 2016 UNCITRAL Vietnam Workshop on Vietnam's accession to CISG held at the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Liu & Partners attended Accelerated Route to Membership Course in International Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
November 13, 2016
Liu & Partners Victoria Liu (Partner) and Angel Liu (Advisor) attended the Accelerated Route to Membership Course in International Arbitration offered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at the Chinese Arbitration Association (Taipei) on November 12-13, 2016.
Liu & Partners attended WirForce Opening Ceremony held by 4GAMERS Taiwan
November 10, 2016
Liu & Partners as advisors to 4GAMER Taiwan attended the Opening Ceremony of the largest E-sports event in Taiwan, the WirForce Lan Party on November 11, 2016.