Derrick Yang

Associate Partner

Derrick's practice focuses on onshore and offshore equity investment, M&A transactions, corporate governance, legal advice and compliance in connection with e-commerce, consumer electronics, e-payment, and tax advice for M&A and high net worth individuals.

He represented international renowned PE fund, such as Permira, Advantage Partners, and a Nasdaq listed company, Peloton, to close their first deal in Taiwan and helped post-investment management process. He also served local VC, PE and institutional investors, such as CDIB, WI Harper for their financial or strategic investment in Taiwan or abroad. He has extensive experience in handling share deals relating to offshore vehicles, group restructuring, offshore trust and advising tax implications associated therewith.

He was seconded to Apple to serve as the first in-house counsel based in Taiwan and gained insights and experience in the importation/exportation of consumer electronics, labeling/inspection requirements, innovative payment methods, privacy protection issues. He is also familiar with handling consumer disputes.

He has assisted several mult-national high-tech and e-commerce companies to establish their local presences or otherwise invest in Taiwan. He is familiar with the regulatory regime and practice governing foreign and PRC investors. Recently, he has been working on energy sector and helping his client with the reorganization and divestment of offshore windfarm business in Taiwan.

    Educational Background

    Northwestern University, LL.M. (2010)
    National Chung-Cheng University, LL.M. (2007)
    National Taipei University, LL.B. (2003)


    Corporate Investment,Mergers & Acquisitions,Contracts Review and Negotiation ,Tax Consultancy and Planning,Civil Dispute Resolution


    Marshall Islands Mission to the UN (2010~2011)
    Taipei National Tax Administration (2007~2008)
    Wu and Associates (2006~2007)


    New York State Bar Association (2010)
    Taipei Bar Association (2005)
    Civil Service Level Three Senior Examination (2005)


    English, Mandarin

    Contact Information

    Taipei Office
    Telephone:+886-2-2763-8000 Ext.2152