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Taiwan’s film industry had a ‘milestone year’ with a wave of new content and investment, as well as an industry and government collaboration supporting content creation.
Taiwan’s government-backed Creative Content Agency partnered with Singapore’s national broadcaster, Mediacorp, to co-develop original content for international audiences.
The agreement was announced in December 2022 and ‘paves the way for both parties to collaborate on a range of projects to bring fresh creative concepts from script to screen in both Singapore and Taiwan, and beyond’.
Lawyers say they have seen an increase in work from several noted media technology companies
over the past year, as well as from record companies that have held contracts with “the world’s most legendary musicians”.
Other developments include government efforts to regulate content. Taiwan’s Digital Intermediary Service Act was proposed by the National Communications Council in June this year, but was later withdrawn a month before being officially reviewed by parliament.
Eiger’s focus is on entertainment and art. The media group advises on international publishing contracts for books, screenplays, periodicals and websites. Specialising in compliance and intellectual property policy, the team work closely with a range of high profile industry clientS.
In line with its global emphasis, Baker McKenzie’s local practice advises on copyright matters in a range of sectors including technology. The firm also routinely works on complex, cross-border business transactions. The team also advises media and telecommunications clients on banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions.
Formosan Brothers advises clients on television, film and anti-trust issues. The firm’s work ranges from advice on film distribution and licensing to the acquisition of shares in publishing businesses. The firm has a separate division that also focusses on intellectual property. Practitioners also advise games companies on litigation and licensing disputes.
Lee, Tsai & Partners is well regarded by competitors and best known for its advice on cable television broadcasting laws and regulation. Lawyers are also well versed in foreign investment law. The team’s experience includes assistance to Formosa Plastic Group in its acquisition of Next Media Limited’s Taiwan Business, including Next Magazine, Apple Daily, Sharp Daily and Next TV.
Entertainment specialist LCS & Partners assists clients with negotiating and drafting performance agreements and with government approval and permission. Lawyers assist with intellectually property matters, represent domestic and foreign companies on dispute resolution and advise on inbound investment and tax relief for royalties.
Lee and Li has a leading position with its media sector advice ranging from tax, risk management and strategy analysis. The team assists with television and radio matters, intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing. The firm also advises government and private businesses on drafting and amending laws and regulations.
Jones Day specialises in cyber security, privacy and data protection. The firm’s global focus on intellectual property creates an integrated approach with lawyers in Taiwan working closely with the firm’s international network. The team also advises on joint and strategic ventures.
K&L Gates litigates on behalf of clients in disputes regarding authorship, ownership, originality and fair use. The full-service firm assists with domestic and cross-border matters notably connected with intellectual property disputes.
Lee, Tsai & Partners
LCS & Partners
Lee and Li
Liang & Partners
Shay & Partners
Pamir Law Group
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