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Taiwan Imposes VAT on Cross-Border E-Commerce Sales of Digital Services and Goods

Beginning May 1, 2017, foreign businesses selling digital content and services to consumers in Taiwan must register as tax entities, issue government invoices, and timely report and pay VAT.

By Nicholas V.

Dr. Hu Zhicheng Released from China

We would like to congratulate Dr. Hu Zhicheng and thank all the friends who helped secure his release along the way. He was extorted and imprisoned and eventually exonerated due to people trying to steal his intellectual property. The technology Dr. Hu has developed can reduce over 90% of emissions from automobiles and factories and he was a threat to vested interests.

Nicholas Chen Quoted on AP Story on Samsung's "Kill Taiwan" Strategy

Partner Nicholas V. Chen was recently quoted in a story by the Associated Press on the response of Taiwan's tech industry to Samsung's "Kill Taiwan" strategy.

The full text of the story can be found here.

Nicholas Chen Wins ILO Client Choice Award for M&A in Taiwan

Partner Nicholas V. Chen has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Client Choice Award for M&A in Taiwan by London-based International Law Office (ILO).

Nicholas Chen Appointed Vice Director of the International Committee of the Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council

Partner Nicholas V. Chen has been appointed Vice Director of the International Committee of the Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council, along with representatives from Citibank Taiwan and Taiwan Development Industrial Bank.

TSMC Announces US$200 Million Settlement of SMIC Lawsuit

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced earlier today a US$200 million settlement of the actions brought in California State Court against Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) in 2006 related to SMIC’s misappropriation of TSMC trade secrets and breach of a 2005 settlement agreement between the two companies.

Angel Island Foundation Benefit Dinner

Partner Nicholas V. Chen attended the Angel Island Foundation Benefit annual charity dinner in San Francisco. The Angel Island Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a greater understanding of Pacific Coast immigration and its role in shaping America’s past, present and future.

Click here to learn more about the Angel Island Foundation

Nicholas Chen presents AALDEF 2009 Justice in Action Award

Nicholas Chen presented AALDEF’s 2009 Justice in Action Award to civil rights lawyer Dale Minami at its 35th anniversary charity dinner at Pier 60 in New York City before 700 attendees. Minami headed the legal team that set aside US vs. Korematsu, one of the US’s most infamous Supreme Court cases violating civil liberties of citizens during World War II.

Jason Blatt Translates Obama’s Inaugural Speech

Associate Jason Blatt was featured on the TVBS News Channel’s live coverage of the inauguration ceremony for US President Barack Obama, which due to the time difference between the US and Asia was broadcast in Taiwan late in the evening of January 20 and continued through the early hours of January 21.

Pamir Acts for Jollibee Foods Corp in Lao Dong Acquisition

Jollibee Foods Corp. announced today that it had acquired a 70% stake in Taiwanese beef noodle restaurant chain Lao Dong for approximately NT$42 million.

Pamir Law Group conducted legal due dilligence and acted for Jollibee in all legal aspects of the transaction.

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