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William Wu advises on a wide range of corporate, M&A, and regulatory matters. He advises international clients on cross-border matters, representing both public and private clients in their mergers, spin-offs, and joint ventures, particularly for energy and infrastructure related projects such as onshore and offshore wind farms, utility scale solar PV and hydro projects, and digital infrastructure projects across jurisdictions, including Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Brunei, Chad and Somaliland.

In addition to equity investments in the energy and infrastructure space, William also advises multinational corporations on their strategic alliances, distribution arrangements, product recalls, as well as cross-border disputes arising out of business transactions.

Born and raised in Taiwan, William has most recently been involved in various offshore wind and other renewable projects and has deep experience on auctions for various offshore wind farms in Taiwan. He is currently working on several other renewable projects in development and advising bidders on equity processes.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Advised a leading U.S. listed tech conglomerate in its first investment in a Taiwan listed company focusing on total hardware system solution provider to various vertical market applications.°
  • Advised an international consortium on the acquisition of a 100% share in a leading renewable energy platform in Japan, with projects in solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, and biomass.°
  • Advised Cathay PE on its co-investment in the NT$75bn (approx. US$2.7bn) Ørsted owned 605MW Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan.°
  • Advised an international consortium on the proposed acquisition of shares in one of the largest renewable energy platforms in Vietnam owned by Bitexco Power, with hydro, onshore wind, and solar assets.°
  • Advised an international consortium on the proposed acquisition of share in CIP owned 595MW CFXD wind farm in Taiwan.°
  • Advised a Japanese consortium on its acquisition of a minority stake in the Yunlin 640MW wpd offshore wind farm in Taiwan.°
  • Advised CPC Corporation on its oil field exploration joint venture with CEFC China in the Republic of Chad, Africa.°
  • Advised CPC Corporation on its acquisition of working interests from Genel Energy in Somaliland, Africa.°
  • Advised a leading investment bank in setting up a US$300 million fund focusing on renewable energy projects in China.°
  • Advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and GIC on US$1.3 billion public tender offer for 31% of Energy Development Corporation.°
  • Advised Education Index Management Limited on their initial and follow-on investments in a global education network.°
  • Advised the Indian Government on several state owned enterprise going private transactions.°
  • Represented a Taiwan listed company in the semiconductor industry in its sale to ASML Holding NV in an all cash transaction valued at US$3.1bn.°
  • Represented a U.S. listed technology company in its US$3.2bn acquisition of the remaining 67% interests in a Taiwan listed semiconductor company.°
  • Represented a Taiwan listed company in its all cash acquisition of 70% equity interest of a global cosmetics e-commerce company.°
  • Represented a Taiwan listed company in its acquisition of a digital home audio speaker and equipment maker based in Hong Kong valued at US$84m.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Wu prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Conscription/Military Service, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 2011-2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Hong Kong Law Society

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Cornell Law School
  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Manchester
  • B.A., cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo
Admissions
  • New York
Admitted in New York. Not admitted in Japan.
Languages
  • English
  • Chinese (Hokkien)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)