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Conference on Taiwan Offshore Wind Power and Arbitration

30 Oct 2020

CIArb’s Taiwan Chapter was very honoured to co-host with the ICC YAF, iADR, Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA) and the Taiwan Bar Association on 15 October 2020 a special conference on the topic of “Taiwan Offshore Wind Power and Arbitration” in Taichung as a part of the inaugural Taiwan Arbitration Week events.

As a welcome note, Alison Chang FCIArb, former Head of the Taiwan Chapter YMG, North Asia Representative of the ICC YAF and Dr. Helena Chen FCIArb, Convenor of the Taiwan Chapter shared their experiences with selecting arbitration as a method of dispute resolution for the construction sector and welcomed conference participants to join CIArb activities.

The conference was organised into two parts. Mr. Peng-Kwang Chen, an experienced lawyer and expert on construction related dispute resolution, gave an in-depth presentation on the topic of “Prospects and Challenges for Offshore Wind Power Arbitration in Taiwan,” followed by the panelist, Ms. Shu-Hey Wu, who shared her experience as in-house counsel at an engineering consultancy firm. In the second part of the conference, Ms. Janice Lin, who specialises in financial markets, gave the keynote speech titled, “Introduction to Taiwan offshore wind power project financing contracts and related dispute resolution clauses,” followed by comments from one of the panelists, Ms. Dora Huang, regarding her insights on the interplay among various stakeholders in project financing plans. The conference was well-attended and was a great success.

Conference on Taiwan Offshore Wind Power and Arbitration

From left to right: Ms. Alison Chang FCIArb (former Head of the Taiwan Chapter YMG, North Asia Representative of the ICC YAF), Ms. Monica Wang FCIArb Secretary-General of the Taiwan Chapter), Ms. Shu-Hey Wu (Principal Engineer and Staff Attorney at CECI Engineering Consultants, Inc. Taiwan), Dr. Helena Chen FCIArb (Convenor of the Taiwan Chapter), Mr. Peng-Kwang Chen (Partner at Formosa Transnational, Attorneys at Law), Ms. Dora Huang (Legal Counsel at CI Wind Power Development Taiwan Co., Ltd.), Ms. Janice Lin (Partner at Tsar & Tsai Law Firm), and Mr. Wu Shao-Gui (Secretary-General of the Taichung Bar Association)

Conference on Taiwan Offshore Wind Power and Arbitration

From left to right: Dr. Helena Chen FCIArb (Convenor of the Taiwan Chapter), Ms. Shu-Hey Wu (Principal Engineer and Staff Attorney at CECI Engineering Consultants, Inc. Taiwan), Mr. Peng-Kwang Chen (Partner at Formosa Transnational, Attorneys at Law)

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