Owen Chio | KPMG Taiwan
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Owen Chio

Executive Consultant/Partner, KPMG Law Firm ; Global Co-Leader of Compliance Practice of KPMG Global Legal Services

KPMG in Taiwan

Owen Chio is a partner of KPMG Law Firm Taipei Office and the Global Co-Leader of Compliance Practice of KPMG Global Legal Services. Owen’s experience includes advising on (i) cross-border M&As and investments and related corporate/official approvals, (ii) general corporate and commercial matters, (iii) contract negotiation and documentation, (iv) corporate compliance issues, and (v) cross-border commercial disputes. Owen has been involved in some of the most significant deals for major MNCs and state-owned enterprises and acts for many MNCs on a long term basis in their post-acquisition/investment corporate and commercial matters. Owen is a member of the Biotechnology Task Force and the Climate Change & Sustainability Task Force of KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG Law Firm Taipei Office, Owen had been with Baker & McKenzie Taipei Office for 15 years including the last 10 years as a partner therein. Owen also served as a Co-Chair of Corporate Compliance, the Deputy Chair of the Foreign Investment Approval Practice, the Library Partner and the CSR Partner of Baker & McKenzie Taipei Office. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie Taipei Office, Owen worked for Linklaters Hong Kong Office and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Hong Kong Office for a number of years before returning to Taiwan.
Professional Service Experience
  • Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments, and Joint Ventures
  • Official Approvals and Registrations
  • General Corporate & Commercial
  • Legal Compliance
  • Cross-Border Dispute Resolutions

Education and qualifications

  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan (MBA).

  • King’s College, University of London, U.K. (LLM).

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, U.K. (DUB), and LMH, University of Oxford (PGD).

  • University of Manchester, U.K. (LL.B. (Honors)).

  • Simon Fraser University, Canada (BA).


  • Solicitor of England & Wales

  • Barrister of England & Wales

  • Admitted as an Attorney in the State of New York


  • KPMG Law Firm Taipei Office Partner (since 2016)

  • Baker & McKenzie Taipei Office (2001~2016; Partner 2006~2016)

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Hong Kong Office (2000~2001)

  • Linklaters Hong Kong Office (1998~2000)

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