Recently, the Baker & McKenzie Taipei office has been advising several independent power plants over alleged collusion on selling electricity to state-owned Taiwan Power Company, an investigation that led to the largest fine issued by the FTC to date. Behavioural matters are a significant part of Baker & McKenzie’s work and the firm also acted in price-fixing investigations in the fresh milk industry, pharmaceuticals and car parts markets. The practice is advising on several mergers, and was involved in several high-profile media matters that required antitrust scrutiny. The firm also advises on international cartel matters.
As a business-oriented local law firm with access to the legal expertise of its network of 76 sister offices worldwide, the firm is uniquely qualified to help clients comply with the antitrust and competition laws of Taiwan and other major and emerging markets in the world. Its unmatched expertise includes the following areas:
- preparing pre-merger notifications required by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission and seeking approvals for concerted actions;
- reviewing licence agreements, contracts and business arrangements for fair trade and antitrust compliance;
- advising, representing and defending clients in TFTC investigations and administrative proceedings;
- advising and representing clients in administrative appeals and other related proceedings;
- helping inbound investors to adopt fair trade compliant strategies and implement compliance training programmes; and
- assisting clients with antitrust investigations and other antitrust matters in other countries and helping clients to deal with these matters properly.