Dr. Matt Liu is a partner with Tsar & Tsai Law Firm and has been practicing law since 1997. He specializes in antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, labor and employment, cross-border transactions, foreign investment, personal data protection, finance and dispute resolution.
Drawing on his experience serving as an officer of the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (“TFTC”) before joining Tsar & Tsai, Dr. Liu has advised clients across a wide range of industry sectors on abuse of dominance, merger control, cartel, unfair competition, and false advertising issues. He has successfully represented clients from various industries to obtain merger clearance in Taiwan. He has also successfully represented clients in filing complaints with and defending them before the TFTC. Further, he has advised many clients in applying for immunity/leniency and responding to cartel investigations in Taiwan and foreign jurisdictions. He frequently gives antitrust speeches and compliance trainings to companies in Taiwan. He currently serves as a non-governmental advisor of the International Competition Network (“ICN”).
Dr. Liu has extensive experience in representing many multinational and local companies in their mergers & acquisitions in Taiwan. His experiences in this area includes conducting legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction agreements, advising on the deal structure, merger control, tax, environmental and employment issues, and obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals and permits. He represented HSBC in its general assumption of the assets, liabilities and business of the Chinese Bank. This deal won the award of “Winning Deals of the Year 2008” by Asian-Counsel and enabled Tsar & Tsai win the award of “Taiwan Deal Firm of the Year 2008” by Asian Legal Business. Also, he advised On Semiconductor in its acquisition of all the shares in Sanyo Semiconductor and other semiconductor assets of Sanyo Electric. This deal won an honorable mention in Asian Counsel’s Deals of the Year 2010.
Dr. Liu has represented many multinational and domestic clients in negotiation, settlement, mediation, litigation and arbitration of commercial, labor, and construction disputes.