ESTABLISHED IN 1974
Number of professionals: 86 (23 partners)
Principal office: Taipei
Key practice areas
Litigation and arbitration: Dispute resolution, public infrastructure & governmental procurement, employment
- Transactional and commercial matters: Corporate, finance, investment, banking & securities, capital markets, M&A, shipping, insurance, restructuring & insolvency, antitrust, unfair competition
Technology law: Intellectual property, telecommunications and internet, environmental law & green regulations
On 7 October 1974, our four founding partners, KC Fan, John C Chen, Paiff Huang and Rai Hau-Ming, established Formosa Transnational (FT) with a shared goal of inspiring Taiwan’s legal community to improve the quality of legal services.
They sought to foster a sense of justice, advocated for the rule of law, and promoted service to society.
Since its establishment in 1974, from the time traditional industries dominated Taiwan through the rise of the internet and e-commerce to the present emergence of biotechnologies, FT has demonstrated and harnessed the spirit of “specialisation, teamwork, and service”. FT has always stood at the forefront of industry development, assisting companies, entrepreneurs, agencies, and organisations, whether domestic or foreign and public or private, to resolve the various and myriad problems that have arisen as a result of technological improvements and economic growth. This assistance has helped many of FT’s clients achieve the goals they set and has enabled the authorities in Taiwan to facilitate industrial advancement and sustain continued economic prosperity.
FT is one of the largest firms in Taiwan. FT is selective in that when hiring staff and attorneys, it looks for team players and demands that each attorney develops and concentrates on areas of specialisation, such as construction arbitration, civil litigation, criminal defence, company investment, banking and finance, labour and employment, maritime and insurance, IP and IT, data protection, competition, and entertainment, among other fields. FT is fully supportive of pursuits by its attorneys and staff of continued studies to improve professional skills that can be employed in the service of our clients. Most FT attorneys have law degrees from schools in countries such as the US, Japan, and the UK. FT attorneys rank client services as their top priority and strive to consider the problems and possible solutions from the perspective of the client. FT attorneys also frequently co-ordinate with other practice groups within the firm when particular expertise outside of their own specialisation is required to assist a client.
FT has assembled a team of competent and experienced attorneys and experts who deliver world-class dispute resolution and transactional services to assist clients in dealing with global market competition and the knowledge-based economy. At FT, we are concerned with the needs of each and every client, and all of our clients are all considered equally important.