Turbulence in Taipei

The Polaris case
In December 2008, the Taiwan Supreme Court ruled on a dispute related to damages payable upon early termination of an interest rate swap between Polaris Securities Co and Vic-Dawn Enterprise Co, following a default by the latter, an electronic components manufacturer. This has given rise to some concerns in the market regarding whether close-out netting will be enforceable in Taiwan after the judgment.

Polaris entered into the transaction documented under a 1992 International Sw