NICHOLAS V. CHEN

Nick Chen is a Partner of the Pamir Law Group. His practice focuses on delivering success to clients by providing (i) strategic insights and (ii) implementing practical solutions in international corporate and commercial transactions with emphasis on Asia and Greater China. He has been traveling and working in China for over 30 years.

His practice integrates traditional legal counsel activities with practical business advice including financing, tax and long-term planning and structuring for management and CXO teams and control groups.

He accelerates the "velocity of money" by bridging the financial money centers (private equity funds, banks, venture community, insurance wrap, capital markets) with the manufacturing bases of Asia in the globalization and localization process.

Mainland China transactions include: strategic market entry and market expansion activities including tax planning, direct investments involving joint ventures, wholly-owned subsidiaries, contract manufacturing, sourcing and export-processing activities, technology transfer and licensing, distribution and franchising, mergers and acquisitions, non-administrative anti- counterfeiting programs (including criminal prosecutions, law reform, lobbying), aircraft leasing and financing, and litigation and arbitration enforcement matters.

Taiwan transactions include the full range of inbound and outbound transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, telecommunication, media, IT and biotechnology deals. His practice includes: leveraged buyouts; intellectual property protection; international trade matters, including antidumping and related cases; international arbitration; competitive bid government procurement and contract matters (nuclear and electrical power, telecommunications, environmental and transportation) banking and finance and securities.

Professional Association and Activities:

  • American Chamber of Commerce "AmCham"/European Council on Commerce and Trade ("ECCT") (Taipei), Greater China Business Committee Co-Chairperson (2000-present)
  • American Society of International Law
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Founder and Board Member (1975-present)
  • AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers Award in: Corporate Finance, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, PRC Law, Information Technology (2003 - 2008)
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission ("CIETAC")/Arbitrator (2008-present)
  • District of Columbia Bar (1983-present)
  • European Council on Commerce and Trade ("ECCT") (Taipei), Chairman of Greater China Committee (1995-1997), Board of Directors (2001)
  • Green Consumer Foundation (Taipei), non-profit environmental protection organization, Supervisor
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Founding Member
  • US-China Peoples' Friendship Association (1976-1984)
  • Waigaoqiao (Shanghai) Bonded Zone Advisor (2001-present)
  • Yale Club of Taipei, President (1990-2001)

Professional Employment

  • Pamir Law Group, Taipei, Taiwan, Partner (2004-present)
  • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., Taipei, Taiwan, Partner (1998-2004)
  • Perkins Coie, Taipei, Taiwan, Partner (1992-1997)
  • Baker & McKenzie, Taipei, Taiwan, Associate/Partner (1989-1992)
  • Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, New York, New York, Associate (1984-1989)
  • Duncan, Allen and Mitchell, Washington DC Associate (1982-1984)

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law (1982)
  • B.A., Yale University (1979)

Languages

  • English (native)
  • Mandarin Chinese (native)
  • Shanghai and Suzhou dialects (proficient)

For further information, please contact Nicholas Chen at:

Nicholas V. Chen
Pamir Law Group
7F, No. 214
Dun Hua North Road
Song Shan District
Taipei 10546
Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-5588-1799 / 866-2-2717-1852
Fax: 886-2-5588-1790 / 886-2-2717-1892
Email: nchen@pamirlaw.com