XIAO, FUTING (Oliver Xiao)

Mr. Oliver Xiao, Esq.

Counsel (Franchise and Competition Law)

Mr. Oliver Xiao, Esq. is a seasoned expert representing small-and-medium enterprise clients in Taiwan in a broad range of corporate matters, with a focus on the matters relating to the franchise industry. He used to participate in the projects in respect of franchising industry conducted by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA, R.O.C.), having comprehensive research in terms of international rules and environment on franchise. Based on his plentiful experience, Oliver regularly drafts contracts, advises and defends on unfair competition compliance matters and related disputes for clients.


In addition, Oliver advises and represents clients on corporate matters and litigations, and has been participating the policy-making and law-and-regulation-enacting in terms of Business Mergers and Acquisitions Act, Company Act and Close Company, Limited Partnership Act, Act for Development of SMEs, startups, service industry policy, commodity labeling and inspection of food safety. As the incumbent consultant for Commerce Development Research Institute, Taiwan (R.O.C.) (CDRI), Oliver frequently publishes articles and has been the lecture at seminars, and concurrently is the adjunct lecturer in a few universities in Taiwan to share his experience and research.



  • National Taipei University, Ph.D. student (New Taipei, Taiwan)                                    

  • National Central University, Master of Business Administration (Taoyuan, Taiwan)

  • National University of Kaohsiung, Bachelor of Law (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)



  • Partner, POWI Partners

  • Consultant, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research

  • Consultant, Commercial Development Research Institute


  • Franchise Law

  • Business Organization Law

  • Competition Law

  • Law and Policy Research



  • Problem of FTC guidelines on the franchise disclosure (2015, November 24).

  • Comment on franchising code of conduct (2014, November 26).

  • Government must develop franchise legislation (2014, September 3).

  • Business mergers and acquisitions act: new amendments expected shortly (2014, May 27)

  • Franchisor Liability Base on an Apparent Agency (2014, June).

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