Energy & Environment

Taiwan’s decision to end its reliance on nuclear power by 2025 has brought new opportunities and new challenges as regulatory priorities shift and investment opportunities diversify and proliferate. Whether a project involves onshore or offshore wind, solar, geothermal or other renewable energy sources or nuclear energy remediation, Eiger takes pride in combining its familiarity with the emerging political and regulatory landscape of Taiwan energy with its longstanding expertise in the corporate, commercial, financial and tax issues that will continue to apply in this new context. The firm’s Energy & Environment team boasts decades of work in energy- and environment-related specialties. Our extensive experience includes all types of projects and related issues:

  • Corporate structuring and tax planning
  • Project finance and secured lending
  • Licenses, permits and approvals
  • Shareholder and joint venture arrangements
  • Compliance with air, water, noise and hazardous waste regulations
  • Engineering, construction and supply contracts
  • Leases
  • Workplace health and safety concerns
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and other environmental regulatory issues
  • Renewable energy development and relevant regulations
  • Public procurement and public-private partnerships
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Investment treaties
  • Government relations and communication with local stakeholders

Team member Michael WERNER was instrumental in Eiger’s initiative to establish the Wind Energy Committee of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan.

Eiger has created a Taiwan Offshore Wind Power Map, a consolidated reference for Taiwan’s burgeoning offshore wind farm projects. This map and guide to the island’s offshore wind power projects is a public resource for anyone interested in the progress of Taiwan’s offshore wind industry.

Legal 500 2023: Serving both domestic and international clients, Eiger regularly handles commercial transactions and regulatory reviews for renewable energy providers, particularly in onshore and offshore wind, solar, and geothermal energy. Department co-lead Heather Hsiao is trusted by numerous foreign energy companies requiring local regulatory approval or dispute resolution. John Eastwood brings decades of experience to his work in due diligence investigations and joint venture agreements in the energy sector.


Team Members: John EASTWOOD, Heather HSIAOTian XU, Paul J. CASSINGHAMMichael WERNER, Wendy CHU