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2022 Summer internship


Winkler Partners is looking for a legal intern for summer 2022. Current 1Ls and 2Ls are both welcome. The basic qualifications include good analytic, research,…

January 14, 2022

The International Sustainability Standards Board – What is it and what can we expect from it?


On 3 November 2021 during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also referred to as COP26), the IFRS Foundation Trustees announced the creation of…

January 4, 2022

Taiwan introduces new health and safety rules for night workers


Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor issued The Guidelines of Occupational Safety and Health for the Night Shift (the "Guidelines") after several high-profile physical attacks on convenience…

January 3, 2022

Amendments to the Foreign Professionals Act explained


This article originally appeared in the December issue of Taiwan Business TOPICS, the monthly publication of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan. It has been…

December 30, 2021

Recent developments in Taiwan’s trade secrets protection regime


In recent years, trade secret infringement cases have continually popped up in Taiwan’s news media. In one example, Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd. (AOET) was…

December 8, 2021

Creative works as NFTs and relevant legal issues in Taiwan


Blockchain or distributed ledger technology is the primary technology upon which cryptocurrencies, utility tokens, security tokens, and similar products are built. These types of products…

November 23, 2021

Winkler Partners seeks Community & Communications Coordinator


Winkler Partners Attorneys at Law of Taiwan and Foreign Legal Affairs is seeking a community and communications professional to lead the firm’s social and environmental…

November 19, 2021

WP represents 25 of the world’s biggest brands


Interbrand has released its 100 Best Global Brands list for 2021. Winkler Partners represents 25 brands that made the list for this year, including four…

November 15, 2021

Peter Dernbach joins Interlaw’s Board of Directors


Coordinating Partner Peter Dernbach has joined the Board of Directors at Interlaw, an elite network of independent law firms with over 7500 lawyers in more…

Virtual assets, AML and anti-terrorism financing


The popularity of virtual assets is booming. Investors can now purchase and trade virtual assets in a variety of ways, including through any number of…

November 2, 2021

ESG investment and Taiwan disclosure requirements


ESG investing (sometimes also referred to as “socially responsible investing,” “impact investing,” or “sustainable investing”) refers to investment which prioritizes environmental (E), social (S), and…

October 8, 2021

Taiwan’s stimulus vouchers explained


In response to the Covid-19 outbreak earlier this year, Taiwan’s government announced a second stimulus program to encourage consumer spending (the first program ran between…

September 17, 2021

When is a wet signature required in Taiwan employment agreements?


Following our article regarding electronic signatures in Taiwan which focused on commercial agreements, this article outlines four types of employment documents that may not be executed with…

August 23, 2021

Franchising in Taiwan: Fair Trade Act and disclosure obligations


In our four previous articles we discussed issues related to general intellectual property protection, due diligence on potential franchisees, and the drafting (governing law) and enforcement (preliminary injunctions)…

August 17, 2021

Covid-19 support for small businesses and startups in Taiwan


In 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s government introduced a Special Act (Special Act for Prevention, Relief, and Revitalization Measures for Severe…

August 10, 2021

Covid-19 support for international enterprises in Taiwan


In 2020 at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s government introduced a Special Act (Special Act for Prevention, Relief, and Revitalization Measures for Severe…

August 9, 2021