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Chien-Hung Lai

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On 4 July 2019, the Grand Chamber was established under Taiwan’s courts of final appeals (including the Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court), opening a new chapter for Taiwan’s judicial system. The purpose of the Grand Chamber is to enhance the consistency in interpretation of statutes in court decisions in Taiwan. The Grand Chamber system (大法庭制度) replaces the “Precedent and Resolution” system (判例選編及決議制度) in Taiwan, which previously served the role of harmonizing conflicting legal interpretations…

Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan[1] is now reviewing the draft of the Commercial Case Adjudication Act (“Act”) proposed by Taiwan’s Judicial Yuan. The Act aims to establish a Commercial Court to speed up the litigation process for select commercial disputes in Taiwan. Recent experiences have shown that several major commercial disputes in Taiwan endured lengthy litigation for years, including the infamous SOGO department store management fight, which began in 2002 and lasted well over 10 years. In…