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Baker & Mckenzie
168 Tun Hwa North Road Taipei 105,

Tel: + 886 2 2715 7252


Seraphim Mar practices in the areas of employment and intellectual property law. She is also a pioneer in the rapidly growing China practice field, assisting clients whose business interests involve Mainland China. Since 1999, she has advised business clients on may landmark cases related to China. Ms. Mar has published many articles for the Commercial Times, with respect to patent, labor law, etc., and Economic Daily News. She also contributes regularly to Firm publications regarding employment law and dispute resolution. Ms. Mar is a member of the Taipei Bar Association and served as the co-chair of the HR Committee of ECCT in 2005-2008 and now is the co-chair of Amcham’s HR Committee. She is the former president (2001-2) of Taipei Pei An Rotary Club and since then sits on various district committees of Rotary International District 3520.

Practice Focus
Ms. Mar’s extensive IP practice covers patent, copyright, and trade secrets disputes including civil, administrative and criminal lawsuits, as well as patent licensing and prosecution. She also counsels clients on employment issues related to mergers and acquisitions, hiring and employment contracts (including non-competition and confidentiality agreements), expatriate contracts, employee handbooks, codes of conduct, employee benefits (including severance and pension), employment termination (including PIP), harassment/discrimination issues and occupational safety. She also has extensive experience in union negotiations, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers. Her practice has expanded to business clients from various high tech industries, telecommunications and banking and securities, as well as the pharmaceutical, health, services and manufacturing sectors.

Employment Law Practice:

As one of the world’s largest export economies and one increasingly focused on high-tech commodities, Taiwan’s workforce is becoming more educated, capable and motivated. However, the island’s employment laws remain complex and worker-oriented.

Our team of employment lawyers has a wealth of experience helping employers design policies and practices that protect their interests, comply with legal requirements and foster employee commitment. We are ranked as one of Asia’s Band 1/Tier 1 labor and employment firms by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2009–2014) and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2008–2014); we have been described as having “developed a particular niche in advising large multinational on post-M&A integrations.” (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific) We go beyond technical requirements to provide integrated, commercially-minded solutions that meet the needs of both employers and employees.

As part of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Employment practice, we have access to the knowledge and experience of hundreds of employment lawyers in 47 countries. We have particular experience in cross-straight (China–Taiwan) employment issues. Our practice covers a broad spectrum of industries, including financial institutions, airlines, manufacturing, retail, technology, and public concerns.

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