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Duane Morris opens in Taiwan

The office is the fourth to be opened by Duane Morris and Selvam, the foreign offshoot of US-based Duane Morris.

Duane Morris & Selvam, the foreign arm of Philadelphia-headquartered Duane Morris, has opened an office in Taiwan.

Lawyers at the new office will advise on venture capital and private equity transactions, and assist private companies with strategic planning, equity incentives and succession planning.

But their main focus will be on intellectual property matters, commercial and corporate transactions, antitrust and regulatory compliance, white collar litigation and investigations, and foreign trade and investment.

“Our new Taiwan office is a logical next step in the long-term strategy for our international operations and our continued growth in Asia,” said Duane Morris chairman and chief executive John Soroko. “We already have extensive experience working with Taiwan-based multinational companies, and our global platform will help facilitate the business of Taiwanese companies operating cross-border, with focus on the US.”

In 2011, Duane Morris merged with Singaporean firm Selvam. The Taiwan office will be the joint venture’s firm’s fourth international outpost; its other offices are in Vietnam, Burma and China.

Duane Morris’ corporate attorneys advise private equity funds, investment banks, financial institutions and individual investors with structuring and completing private debt or equity investments.