The Firm

 
 
 
Shay & Partners is highly recommended as a prominent law firm in the fields of IT, telecommunications & media, intellectual property rights, M&A and restructuring, trade regulation and dispute resolution.
 
Our clients can count on us to help them overcome obstacles that impede their business. By working closely with technical experts and financial consultants, we keep pace with industry developments so as to best serve our diverse clientele.
 
We offer legal assistance regarding all corporate matters relating to establishing companies, subsidiaries and branch offices. We are active in the negotiation and drafting of contracts on issues relating to joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, raising capital, and registering and complying with governmental agencies and regulations. We provide counsel to boards of directors and regularly counsel clients on a wide range of employment and labour issues. Our members are experienced in handling cross-border transactions including large-scale investments directed to or from China, the United States and Southeast Asia.
 
Taiwan has one of the most developed telecommunications sectors in Asia, with specializations in cable television, broadband technology, and the online gaming industry, all attracting foreign attention. These are resources that European companies are yet to exploit, with the US still making the lion’s share of investment into the country.
 
As Taiwan’s premier legal service provider in Telecom and Media, we had been retained by various government agencies and respective legislators in order to provide legal advice and support with policy making and the drafting of key government legislation.
 
Recognizing our vast experience in Telecom and Media, both local and multinational organizations rely on Shay & Partners for sound counsel and assistance with strategic planning, corporate structuring, financing, licensing and regulatory compliance issues. We assist clients with their ongoing business operations including dealing with consumer and corporate complaints. It is not seldom we also support clients with their legislative lobbying efforts. We have been instrumental in the liberalization of Taiwan’s media industry. For instance, our team has considerable experience representing cable TV operators on a broad range of issues. In 2002, we brought together various multiple cable TV operators forming an industry association, the “the Cable Broadband Institute in Taiwan”, and since then successfully lobbied respective authorities, government decision makers and legislators for amendments to the Cable Broadcasting Law. On telecom matters, we had similar success story while the firm assisted the first foreign enterprise to receive an international submarine cable landing license from the Taiwan telecom authority and paved the way for further broadband services.
 
The TMT team at Shay & Partners comprises up to 12 experienced professionals who are senior lawyers specialized in communications and media regulations, privacy law, as well as litigation skills, and those technology consultants who have sufficient industry background to support clients in their respective strategy implementation and plan deployment. The firm currently represents 28 cable system operators, which take more than 50% of national TV households in Taiwan, in litigation with the regulator, National Communications Commission, for a ban on change of shopping channels carried by the said cable systems.
 
Shay & Partners also occupies a leading position among Taiwan’s IT legal service providers. We represent prominent software developers, design houses and manufacturers of leading edge IT products from US, Japan, and Taiwan. In addition to provision with our clients with a full range of legal services including the negotiation and drafting of agreements for the manufacture, purchase, license and distribution of goods and services, we are also called upon to assist clients in the litigation and protection of their intellectual Property rights. As one of the pioneers in developing a legal practice focused in the area of electronic commerce, Shay & Partners currently advises a large number of Taiwan’s services providers across software, hardware, and telecom platforms on cloud computing and privacy protection issues.
 
Mr. Arthur Shay, leader of the TMT practice in Shay & Partners, had been the President of Globalaw, one of the largest worldwide legal network of around 108 independent law firms with over 5,000 lawyers in 170 cities over 90 countries worldwide, has been nominated as leading lawyer of Information Technology and Telecommunications by Asia Law since 2008 and enjoyed a high appraisal among peers’ comment for being heavily involved and versatile in the TMT practices. 
 

 

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