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What investor protection schemes are in place in your jurisdiction?

Generally, the enterprise in which a foreign investor invested has the same rights and obligations as those to which an enterprise operated by Taiwan nationals is entitled except as otherwise provided for in other laws.


Dr. Matt Liu is a partner with Tsar & Tsai Law Firm and has been practicing law since 1997. He specializes in antitrust, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, personal data protection, infrastructure, and dispute resolution.


Drawing on his experience serving as an officer of the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (“TFTC”) before joining Tsar & Tsai, Dr. Liu has advised clients across a wide range of industry sectors on abuse of dominance, merger control, cartel, unfair competition, and false advertising issues. 


Dr. Liu has extensive experience in representing many multinational and local companies in their mergers & acquisitions in Taiwan. He represented HSBC in its general assumption of the assets, liabilities and business of the Chinese Bank. This deal won the award of “Winning Deals of the Year 2008” by Asian-Counsel and enabled Tsar & Tsai win the award of “Taiwan Deal Firm of the Year 2008” by Asian Legal Business. Also, he advised On Semiconductor in its acquisition of all the shares in Sanyo Semiconductor and other semiconductor assets of Sanyo Electric.  This deal won an honorable mention in Asian Counsel’s Deals of the Year 2010.


EDUCATION: National Taiwan University School of Law (LL.B. 1994) University of Wisconsin Law School (MLI 1999; S.J.D. 2001)


Mandarin Chinese and English


Dr Matt Liu

11F., No. 100, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 11073, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is a leading Taiwan-based law firm that provides services to local and foreign clients on all aspects of commercial transactions, and on domestic and international dispute resolution and litigation. The Firm was founded in 1965 by Ruchin Tsar ( -1993) and Paul Tsai ( -2013), and has since grown to its present size of over 80 professionals, including lawyers, trademark agents, and patent attorneys and engineers. Tsar & Tsai has long been regarded as one of the most prestigious law firms in Taiwan.


Tsar & Tsai has always maintained a diverse, international character. The majority of attorneys received legal education and training both domestically and overseas in the United States, Japan and other major countries. The firm’s clientele includes many multinational enterprises and local listed companies. A distinct capability of the firm is that it can deliver direct services in fluent English and Japanese.


Attorneys of Tsar & Tsai actively participate in local legal education, teaching at law schools and frequently contributing to professional and academic publications. The firm is very conscientious of its social responsibilities and regularly performs works on pro bono basis.

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