Pamir Hosts IR Global 2019 Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

Pamir hosted the 2019 edition of the IR Global Asia Pacific Regional Meeting at the Sherwood Hotel in Taipei. During the event, members had the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics that affect their practices, as well as opportunities of cooperation within the...

Winning the Bid for Cellular Licenses

The Challenge An international telecommunications group made a “first call” to help develop a strategy to bid for both a national cellular operating license and a regional cellular license when the Taiwan telecommunications market opened to international players. Our...

Protecting Creditors

The Challenge The bankruptcy trustee and counsel representing major creditors (US hedge funds) needed to preserve their claims in excess of US$100 million against a party in Taiwan seeking bankruptcy protection. Our Approach We were appointed by the Delaware...

Mass Lay-Off (China)

The Challenge A US electronics supply chain conglomerate planned to shut down one of its factories in south China and needed assistance to coordinate and implement the lay-off of 1,000 factory workers. Our Approach Following the first call, we prepared a detailed...

Blowing the Whistle

The Challenge A foreign executive of a newly public company made a “first call” to Pamir seeking assistance to implement responsible corporate governance disclosure of falsified financial information to independent board members, audit committee and auditors in face...

Joint Venture Settlement

The Challenge An Asian-based fast-food conglomerate established a joint venture in Taiwan and China with a local joint venture partner. The corporate business and operational cultures and differed drastically. The parties were on the brink of litigation which would...

Cross-Border Acquisition of Security Services Company

The Challenge A large European Multinational Corporation  (“MNC”) needed to acquire a Taiwan target to serve its European customers. Our Approach We helped the client evaluate a number of potential acquisition targets. Working closely with the client’s...

Market Savvy Due diligence

The Challenge A global fire protection sprinkler manufacturer conducted extensive negotiations and due diligence on a target with China and Taiwan operations. Our Approach Our team discovered critical data on non-GAAP record keeping and transfer-pricing practices...

Fighting Internet Pirates

The Challenge An American consumer products company identified an anonymous group of counterfeiters who were infringing on their trademarks and illegally selling counterfeit products into their home market. Our Approach The “first call” led to a successful...

Protecting Trademarks from Local Agent

The Challenge The China-based agent/distributor of a US based food flavor and fragrance company registered the client’s trademark and transliterations of their English trademarks in Chinese in contravention of the original agency agreement and local law. Our Approach...

Interdicting and Obstructing Supply Chain Counterfeiters

The Challenge A Japanese video game company suffered global counterfeiting problems across its supply chain, from chipset production through retail channels, mostly centered in China and Taiwan. Our Approach The “first call” resulted in a complete enforcement plan...

Recover Stolen Identity and IP from Local Agent

The Challenge A US high-performance components manufacturer faced unauthorized registration of its trademarks in China and Taiwan, as well as theft of all its customers, corporate identity and trade secrets by its disgruntled local agent in violation of agency...

Forceful Effective Anti-Counterfeiting Tactics

The Challenge A global consumer brands conglomerate faced massive counterfeiting problem across China with worldwide market impact, including brand erosion, undermining of domestic profits, quality and safety issues, overflow into regional markets, and wholesale...

Commercial Trade Dispute and Extortion

The Challenge A Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) agent for a U.S. company unilaterally terminated its partnership and representation of the US partner and demanded a retroactive ten year rental payment, unsupported by any contract. The OEM...

Contract Negotiations: David vs. Goliath

The Challenge An Asian cable TV distributor was in a ‘fight for its life’ licensing dispute with an international media conglomerate. Our Approach Pamir helped the client to position for a negotiated settlement with victories in litigation, regulatory contests and...

Salvaging a Distressed Infrastructure Project

The Challenge A Latin American private energy generation company and its financiers were considering litigation against a Taiwanese engineering company in relation to a distressed engineering, procurement and construction project. Our Approach We advised against...

People Republic of China Insurance Litigation

The Challenge A Latin American manufacturing company suffered considerable losses after mission-critical machinery purchased in People Republic of China was damaged during transit to their country. After one year of fruitless negotiations, neither the carrier, nor the...

Damages in Bilingual Arbitration

The Challenge An international hospitality group was awarded damages in bilingual arbitration after bad faith breaches of Management Contract by local hotel owner in premium brand hotel in prominent tourist destination. Our Approach The first call resulted in strategy...

High Tech Trade Secrets Litigation: Battle of the Titans

The Challenge Both plaintiff’s and respondent’s counsel, both semi-conductor giants, placed a “first call” to Pamir to solicit retention as first chair counsel in connection with an eight year “battle of the titans” trade secret litigation spanning the US, Taiwan and...

Holistic, Culturaly-Aware Litigation Support

The Challenge Multi-jurisdiction US litigation with e-discovery requirements involving China/Taiwan based parties and documents requires US litigation counsel to have the ability to collect, track, manage, translate massive volumes of Chinese language documents in a...

International Criminal Antitrust Investigations

The Challenge A publicly listed Asian company with regional and global operations was named as a defendant in multiple criminal antitrust price-fixing cartel actions in the US, Canada, the European Union, Japan and Korea. Our Approach We assisted in the (i) selection...

UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa FAQ

Q) How long will it take for me to be granted a visa? A) Assuming you meet all the criteria (including preparation of your business plan) we usually expect it to take 28 days from application submission to the Home Office. Q) Are there any additional fees that need to...

Pre-Merger Notification Requirements in Taiwan

1. Is there a mandatory merger notification regime? Yes. 2. Is there a voluntary merger notification mechanism, and if so, what advantages does it offer? Yes: even if a merger falls below the notification threshold the parties may seek a review of the proposed...

Common Reporting Standard (CRS) FAQ

Table of Contents What is CRS? What is the intended purpose of CRS? What countries will be impacted by CRS? When will CRS be implemented? Whose information will be shared under CRS? What information will be exchanged under CRS? How is information transferred under...