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Jim Wu

Fax +886.2.2325.5838
Mr. Wu is a partner of the firm, working out of the Taipei office.  His practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (inbound and outbound), joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and debt financings and corporate restructurings.

Mr. Wu advises global private equity and venture capital investors, emerging growth companies, financial institutions and multinational companies based in Silicon Valley and Asia, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan and Korea.

He has vast experience in both the legal industry, as well as directly in business as a principal, particularly in the internet, mobile and consumer retail space.

Professional Background

Mr. Wu was a founding member of the San Francisco office of our legacy firm, Preston Gates & Ellis, and moved on to be the founding partner of our Taipei office. He has also spent more than ten years in private practice with international law firms in their Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Palo Alto and San Francisco offices focusing on the start-ups and venture capital firms in the Silicon Valley, particularly in their cross-border ventures and strategic transactions.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • President of the Rotary International: Rotary E-Club of Taipei West, July 2014 – June 2015
  • Represented a solar power project developer in a $125 million project portfolio funding agreement with a Switzerland fund management company in the development and construction of a portfolio of projects with an aggregate capacity of 300MW in Taiwan (100MW of rooftop projects and 200MW of ground-mount projects).
  • Represented the owner and developer of the first offshore wind farm project in Taiwan with a total capacity of 128MW in a project funding agreement with an Australian fund management company and a Danish energy company.