US firm completes Taiwan merger

The Taipei office of Seattle-based litigation boutique Preston Gates & Ellis has merged with Taiwan Commercial Law Offices (TCLO), with effect from 1 January 2005.

The combined office, which will include 20 lawyers will be headed up jointly by TCLO managing partner Christina Yang and Preston Gates partner James Chen.

Commenting on the merger Yang said: “Combining our strengths in key practice areas such as corporate finance, M&A, securities, IP transactions and prosecutions, energy and commercial litigation will help establish us as a preeminent firm in Greater China.”