Four of Winkler Partners’ practice areas have been recommended by The Legal 500 as part of their research into legal service providers in the Asia Pacific region for 2020. Our employment practice was ranked in the first tier with Partner Christine Chen listed as a Leading Individual. The Legal 500 notes that we help clients navigate contentious and non-contentious employment matters and that mass redundancies are a particular strength.
Our corporate and M&A practice, led by partner Gregory Buxton, was ranked in the second tier and was noted for our work structuring, negotiating, and executing a broad range of transactions including M&A and divestments involving businesses and assets in Taiwan. A client testimonial read, “Gregory Buxton is exceptional counsel and highly sensitive to meeting client budget concerns.”
We were ranked in the second tier for intellectual property while practice head partner Peter Dernbach was listed as a Leading Individual. The Legal 500 mentions that we have a “particular specialism acting for clients in the technology and entertainment sectors, and also work with clients in the areas of internet technology, luxury goods, consumer products.” Partners Gary Kuo and Christine Chen are recommended for IP litigation.
Finally, our dispute resolution work was ranked in tier three, and recommended as “strong in IP enforcement and disputes involving commercial contracts, casualty insurance, and employment matters.” Partners Christine Chen and Gary Kuo were named respectively for employment and IP disputes, whilst Associate Ling-ying Hsu was also noted for her IP work.
The Legal 500 has been ranking law firms worldwide for over 25 years, with a special attention to practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. You can read the latest Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings here.