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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…

July 4, 2022

Protection of the right to self-determination at the end of life – the Patient Right to Autonomy Act


The Patient Right to Autonomy Act came into force on January 6, 2019. The purpose of this legislation is to protect the patient's right to…

June 21, 2022

Climate Change Efforts in Taiwan


The Paris Agreement or Paris Climate Accords is an international treaty on climate change.  It was adopted in 2015 and came into force on November…

May 5, 2022

Winkler Partners Achieves Carbon Neutral Certification for 2021


To address the issues of climate change and global warming, Winkler Partners Attorneys at Law has voluntarily chosen to follow the PAS 2060:2014 carbon neutrality…

April 21, 2022

Electronic Signatures in Taiwan Update


In July 2021, we first wrote about the validity of electronic signatures in the context of cross-border transaction agreements and other closing documents in an…

February 15, 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

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