Activities

--2018--

  1. 【Speech】Sue Su of Lexcel Partners was invited to deliver a speech on the topic of "Legal Issues in Respect of Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions” on 2 November 2018, at the class “Technology and Law” of the EMBA program of National Tsing Hua University.
  2. 【Speech】Echo Yeh, Stacy Lo and Jack Tai delivered a speech on the subject "Amendment to the Company Act" on September 17, 2018.
  3. 【Speech】Stacy Lo and Jeffrey Liu are invited by Securities and Futures Institute to deliver a speech on the subject of "The Impact of MiFID II on Asset Management Industry" on September 12, 2018.
  4. 【Speech】Kang-Shen Liu, Chenchi Wang and Naiju Kuan delivered a speech on the subject "Matrimonial Property Regimes" on September 6, 2018.
  5. 【Public Participation】The 2018 Lexcel Scholarship and Financial Aid for Students is open for application from October 1 to October 31.  Applications are available for qualified law students of collage and graduate school which shall be postmarked by the deadline.  The regulations and application form are available at:(Click)
  6. 【Speech】Echo Yeh, David Tsai and Aaron Lai were invited by the client on August 30, 2018 to deliver a speech on the subject "Recent Regulatory Changes in Taiwan".
  7. 【Speech】Stacy Lo and Aaron Lai delivered a speech on the subject "Amendment to the Company Act" on August 28, 2018.
  8. 【Speech】Stacy Lo and Angela Lin delivered a speech on the subject "Amendment to the Company Act" on August 22, 2018.
  9. 【Speech】Mike Lu was invited by the HKIFA to deliver a speech on the subject of "The Latest Development of Financial Market in Taiwan and Regulatory Update " on May 16, 2018.
  10. 【Speech】Chenchi Wang was invited by the Taichung Bar Association to share his experience in handling the RCA case and lead the group discussion for the law camp composed of Department of Law, Chung-Cheng University, Department of Financial and Economic Law, Feng Chia University, Department of Law, Chung Hsing University and Graduate School of Science and Technology Law, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology on May 5, 2018.
  11. 【Publication】Mike Lu published the article of "Searching Direction for Amendment to Company Act" on Ettoday.
  12. 【Speech】Mike Lu and Caitlyn Kao delivered a speech on the subject "Business Scope of Asset Management Enterprises and Practice" on April 23, 2018.
  13. 【Speech】Mike Lu and Angela Chang delivered a speech on the subject of "Introduction of Regulations on Financial Service Enterprise and Practice" on April 10, 2018.
  14. 【Speech】David Tsai delivered a speech on the subject of "Corresponding to Personal Information Protection Act" and "Gender Equality and Prevention from Sex Harassment" on March 21, 2018.
  15. 【Speech】Mike Lu chaired at the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on March 17, 2018, which invited Ms. S.W. Hu, Vice Professor of the Law School of National Taiwan University, to deliver a speech on the subject of  "Regulations and Analysis on Legal Issues of Special Committee, Auditing Committee, and Review Committee for M&A".
  16. 【Speech】Sue Su, Echo Yeh and Mike Lu delivered a speech on the subject of "Case Study on Hostile Takeover" on February 27, 2018.
  17. 【Speech】Shih-Jung Lee delivered a speech on the subject of "Research and Practice on Compulsory Enforcement" on February 13, 2018.
  18. 【Speech】Echo Yeh, Mike Lu and Stacy Lo delivered a speech on the subject of "Draft Amendments to Company Act" on January 26, 2018.
  19. 【Speech】Mike Lu will chair at the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on January 13, 2018, together with Labor Law Committee, which invited Dr. Lin, Kuo-Chuan, Dr. Liu, L.Y., Professor of the Law School of National Chengchi University, and Dr. Lin, Geng-Schenq, Dean and Professor of the Law School of Tunghai University, to deliver a speech on the subject of "Trends of Corporate Governance and Coordination of Labor Relationship Conflicts."

--2017--

  1. 【Public Participation】Lexcel partners hereby announces the winners of the award of the 2017 scholarship. Additional Subsidy Award is provided, (NT$6,000 per person) this year.
  2. 【Public Participation】The 2017 Lexcel Scholarship and Financial Aid for Students is open for application from October 1 to October 31. Applications are available for qualified law students of collage and graduate school which shall be postmarked by the deadline. The regulations and application form are available at:(Click)
  3. 【Speech】Sue Su of Lexcel Partners was invited to deliver a speech on the topic of “Strategy Alliance of Joint Venture, and Mergers and Acquisitions” on 27 October, 2016, for the “Technology and Law” seminar held by the EMBA program of National Tsing Hua University.
  4. 【Speech】David Tsai and Zachary Peng of Lexcel Partners were invited by the Taiwan Insurance Institute to deliver a speech on the topic of "Legal Liabilities Occurred from Dishonesty of Insurance Practitioners" on 19 October 2017.
  5. 【Speech】Shih-Jung Lee and Mark Chen of Lexcel Partners were invited by the Agricultural Bank of Taiwan to deliver a speech on the topic of "Laws, Regulations and Practice of Money Laundering Prevention and Control" on 4 September 2017.
  6. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners was invited to deliver a speech on the topic of case study on mergers and acquisitions and amendments to the Company Act on 7 June 2017 for the course of "Laws of Mergers and Acquisitions" at School of Law, Shih Hsin University.
  7. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners hosted the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of Taipei Bar Association on 3 June 2017 and invited Ms. Li Mei, Head of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Economic Affairs, to give a speech on "Analysis and Study of Amendments to Company Act."
  8. 【Speech】Echo Yeh and Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners delivered a speech on the topic of " Analysis and Study of Amendments to Company Act" for an onsite training of a client of Lexcel Partners on 1 June 2017.
  9. 【Public Participation】David Tsai of Lexcel Partners serves as a supervisor in the 28th Board of Supervisors of Taipei Bar Association.
  10. 【Speech】David Tsai and Chenchi Wang of Lexcel Partners were invited by the Taiwan Insurance Institute to deliver a speech on the topic of "Tendency and Types of Emerging Financial Crimes" on 26 May 2017.
  11. 【Speech】Stacy Lo of Lexcel Partners was invited by the Taiwan Insurance Institute to deliver a speech on "International Regulatory Laws and Standards" on 24 May 2017.
  12. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners hosted the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of Taipei Bar Association on April 8, 2017 which invited Mr. Kuan-Chun Chang of College of Law at NCCU (also the general manager of the Financial Ombudsman Institution) to give a speech on "Introduction to and Study of the Financial Consumer Protection Act and the Ombudsman Procedure."
  13. 【Public Participation】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners was invited to attend the public hearing for amendments to Company Act at the Legislative Yuan on 31 March 2017 and make a report of legislation opinions.
  14. 【Speech】Lawrence Liu, Chairperson of CDIB Venture Capital Corporation, was invited to deliver a speech on the topic of "Fortress America" for Lexcel Partners on 30 March 2017, which has been highly appreciated by the colleagues of Lexcel Partners.
  15. 【Speech】David Tsai was invited to deliver a speech on the topic of "Recent Amendments to Labor-Relevant Laws and Regulations (including One Fixed Day Off and One Flexible Rest Day) for Taipei Uptown Rotary Association.
  16. 【Speech】David Tsai is invited to deliver a speech on the topic of "Recent Amendments to Labor-Relevant Laws and Regulations (including One Fixed Day Off and One Flexible Rest Day) for Taipei Bao-an Rotary Association.
  17. 【Speech】Susan Chen of Lexcel Partners was invited to deliver a speech on the topic of "Fair Dealing Policy for Financial Industry" for an onsite training of a client of Lexcel Partners on 13 February 2017.
  18. 【Publication】Mike Lu and Allen Lai of Lexcel Partners published an article of "The Perspective of Current Situation and Concern of of Anti-money Laundering System by Taiwan Lawyers" in the Dissent Journal, Vol. 32, 2017.
  19. 【Speech】Mark Chen of Lexcel Partners was invited by the Youth Career Development Association to deliver a speech on the topic of "Introduction to Labor and Health Insurance and Labor Standards Act for Entrepreneurs" on 10 January 2017.

--2016--

  1. 【Public Participation】Lexcel partners hereby the winners of the award of the 2016 scholarship.
  2. 【Speech】Mike Lu and David Tsai of Lexcel Partners were invited by the National Taipei University to deliver a speech on November 29 and December 6 respectively on the "Case Study in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions" for the "Seminar of Cases and Procedure of Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions".
  3. 【Speech】Sue Su of Lexcel Partners was invited to deliver a speech on the topic of “Strategy Alliance of Joint Venture, and Mergers and Acquisitions” on 14 October, 2016, for the “Technology and Law” seminar held by the EMBA program of National Tsing Hua University.
  4. 【Public Participation】Lexcel Partners sponsors the of ASIFMA (Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association) Annual Conference 2016 held in Singapore on November 17, 2016.
  5. 【Public Participation】Lexcel Partners sponsored Graduate Institute of Art History, National Taiwan University for the 2016 Seminars on Japanese Art.
  6. 【Public Participation】The 2016 Lexcel Scholarship and Financial Aid for Students is open for application from September 1 to October 15.  Applications are available for qualified law students of collage and graduate school which shall be postmarked by the deadline.  The regulations and application form are available at:(Click)
  7. 【Publication】“The present and future of the NGO governance” will be publish soon.
  8. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners chaired the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of Taipei Bar Association on August 4, 2016 which invites Mr. Chien-Chung Lin of Institute of Technology Law at NCTU to give a speech on “Legal Analysis of Tender Offer.”
  9. 【Publication】“Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers in Taiwan” has now been published (Authors: Mike Lu, Echo Yeh, Sue Su, Jolene Wang, Stacy Lo, Jeffrey Liu, Kang-shen Liu, David Tsai, Susan Chen, and Ethan Su). 
  10. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners chaired the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee together with Financial Securities and Future Law committee of the Taipei Bar Association on May 28, 2016 to invite Dr. Liu, L.Y., Professor of the Law School of National Chengchi University to give a speech on the topic related Hostile Takeover.
  11. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners chaired the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the Taipei Bar Association on April 30, 2016 and invite Dr. Shao, C.P., Professor of the Law School of National Taiwan University, to give a speech on the topic of "Legal Issues and Practical Disputes on Resolution of Shareholders' Meetings." 
  12. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners was invited by the Law School of National Taiwan University on April 15, 2016 as a keynote speaker at the seminar for the project of "Legal Research of Strengthening Protection of Minority Shareholders".
  13. 【Public Participation】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners was appointed by the Department of Commerce, MOEA as a committee member of the "2016 Commerce and Service Industry Momentum Enhancement Project".
  14. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners chaired the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on January 23, 2016 to invite Doctor Chu to give a speech on the topic of "Legal Analysis of Closely Held Corporation ".

--2015--

  1. 【Public Participation】Lexcel partners hereby the winners of the award of the 2015 scholarship.
  2. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners was invited to give a speech on the topic of "Amendment to Enterprise Mergers and Acquisitions Act and Case Study" at Shih Hsin University on December 8, 2015.
  3. 【Public Participation】Chenchi Wang of Lexcel Partners participated in a pro-bono lawyer team led and organized by the Legal Aid Foundation, Taipei Branch, to represent former RCA's workers for seeking compensation for occupational damage against RCA and its parent companies.  The court of the first instance made a judgment in April, 2015 in favor of former RCA's workers and Mr. Wang was awarded as 2015 Outstanding Pro-Bono Lawyers by the Taiwan Bar Association.
  4. 【Speech】On July 8, 2015, David Tsai and Mark Chen of Lexcel Partners and counselor Jolene Wang made a presentation of the topics of shares subscription by employees, shares trust and reward schemes at the workshop "Reward Scheme for Director/Supervisor, Manager and Employee" held at Chinese National Federation of Industries.
  5. 【Speech】At a career workshop held by the Law School of National Taiwan University on May 26, 2015, Stacy Lo and Angela Chang of Lexcel Partners shared with students their experiences in the pursuit of a career in law.
  6. 【Speech】At a career workshop held by the Law School of National Taipei University on May 20, 2015, David Tsai and Fred Tseng of Lexcel Partners  shared with students their experiences in the pursuit of a career in law.
  7. 【Speech】On May 9, 2015, Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners chaired a training workshop for instructors on the topic of "Advanced Education for Directors and Supervisors of Companies Listed in the Taiwan Stock Exchange and GreTai Securities Market" held by the Corporate Governance and Business Mergers and Acquisition Committee, Securities and Futures Law Committee, and Commercial Law Committee of the Taipei Bar Association.
  8. 【Speech】On April 28 and May 4, 2015, David Tsai and Mark Chen of Lexcel Partners and counselor Jolene Wang gave two presentations on the topics of shares subscription by employees, shares trust and reward schemes at the workshop "Reward Scheme for Director/Supervisor, Manager and Employee" held at NanKang Biotech Incubation Center SMEA.
  9. 【Speech】On April 14, 2015, David Tsai and Mark Chen of Lexcel Partners made a presentation of the topics of shares subscription by employees, shares trust and reward schemes at the workshop "Reward Scheme for Director/Supervisor, Manager and Employee" held by the Allied Association for Science Park Industries.  Their speeches received enthusiastic response from the participating company representatives.
  10. 【Speech】Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei invited Sue Su, Kang-Shen Liu and Robin Huang of Lexcel Partners to lecture on "The Latest Fair Trade Act and Responses" on March 16, 2015. 
  11. 【New Book Publication】The book "Reward Scheme for Director/Supervisor, Manager and Employee" has published recently, the authors are David Tsai and Mark Chen.  This book can be purchased in various internet and physical bookstores including Angle Publishing Co., Ltd., Books.com Co., Ltd., San Min Book Co., Ltd., The Eslite Corporation, Chien Hong Publishing Co., Ltd., Tien Chiao Shih Books Co., Ltd. and Kinokuniya Bookstores of Taiwan Co., Ltd. etc.

--2014--

  1. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners was invited to give a speech on the topic of "Case Study of Mergers and Acquisitions" at Shih Hsin University on December 9, 2014.
  2. 【Public Participation】Lexcel partners hereby announces the winners of the award of the 2014 scholarship:(I)Scholarship:1. Wan-Ting Huang 2. Mu-Ning Wang (II)Subsidy Award:1. Yuan-Chieh Chang 2. Jung-Yu Liu 3. Derek Tsai (III)Additional Subsidy Award:1. Qiao-Yin Teng 2. Rui-Ting Chen 3.Mei-Hui Chou
  3. 【Speech】David Tsai of Lexcel Partners was invited by the Law School of Soochow University on December 3, 2014 to speak on the topic of the career arrangement planning of law school students.
  4. 【Publication】Richard Hsu’s co-authored article “The Advantages of Japanese Companies’ IPO in Taiwan” was accepted by and published on the November 2014 issue of “The Lawyers”
  5. 【Public Participation】Lexcel Partners participate in the Sponsorship for the 2014 public senior high school first semester poverty scholarship held by Twilight Elite Development Association R.O.C.("Twilight"). Twilight is an association provides miscellaneous subsidies to senior high school students from disadvantaged families. For more information of Twilight, please refer to the following website: http://www.twilight.org.tw/
  6. 【Speech】David Tsai of Lexcel Partners was invited by the Taiwan Association of University Professors ("TAUP") on October 25, 2014 to attend the seminar to discuss the prosecutor image from Japanese drama "HERO"
  7. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners chaired the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on November 8, 2014 to invite Mr. Yu, R.D., Director General of Department of Commerce of the Ministry of Economic Affairs to give a speech on the topic of "Analysis of Draft Limited Partners Act."
  8. 【Public Participation】Lexcel Partners herby announces the award of the 2014 modern poetry contest (the recipients' order with the same ranking is determined according to the number of strokes in the traditional characters of their names in Chinese ):First prize: prize not awarded. Second prize: How could it be called safe period without loyalty (by Yi-Syuan Bai, National Chi Nan University)/ A burning cigarette (by Zhu-Rong Wu, Providence University). Third prize: The Nile has ever flowed from east to west (by Cheng-Yi Lin, National Taipei University). Honorable mention: Understanding afternoon (by Sheng-Chih Zhu, National Taiwan Normal University) / Rope (by Yu-Lan Chen, National Taipei University of Education) / Monster (by Ting-Yu Liu, National Taiwan Normal University). Lexcel partners will contact the recipients respectively and arrange award ceremony.
  9. 【Speech】Stacy Lo of Lexcel Partners was invited by Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center to provide a speech of "Current use of local and offshore documents in judicial practice – comments on the possible law amendment for adopting Hague Apostille Convention" in the seminar of "International practice of Hague Apostille Convention and the response of Taiwan" held on June 28, 2014.
  10. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners chaired at the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on June 21, 2014, which invited Mr. Yu, R.D., Director General of Department of Commerce of the Ministry of Economic Affairs to give a speech on the topic of "Analysis of Draft Amendment to the Company Act."
  11. 【Speech】Jeffrey Liu, the partner of Lexcel Partners, was invited by the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association ("ASIFMA") to the 1st Annual Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services held in Singapore during June 18, 2014 to June 20, 2014 to exchange opinions with attendees from Asia and Europe with respect to various topics such as extraterritoriality effects of EU derivatives regulations and coordination of asset management regulation in Asian countries.
  12. 【Public Participation】Members of Lawyers Training Program on first stage of the 22th phase have visited Lexcel partners on May 16, 2014 and May 21, 2014
  13. 【Public Participation】David Tsai of Lexcel Partners was re-elected by the Taipei Bar Association to act as the Deputy of Secretary General.
  14. 【Public Participation】Shih-Jung Lee of Lexcel Partners was elected to act as the director of Taipei Bar Association for the 27th term.
  15. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners was invited to give a speech on the topic of "Case Study of Enterprises Mergers and Acquisitions" at the Law School of National Taipei Unuiversity.
  16. 【Speech】David Tsai of Lexcel Partners was invited by the National Taipei University on April 7, 2014 to provide a lecture of the topic "Analysis of the Labor Issues under the M&A Activities."
  17. 【Public Participation】Lexcel partners sponsors genesis social welfare foundation for the activity "the 24th Grand Banquet for the Disadvantaged—Annual Celebration for the Underprivileged, Vagrants, Solitary Elders and Single Mothers."

--2013--

  1. 【Public Participation】Lexcel partners hereby announces the winners of the award of the 2013 scholarship: (I)Scholarship:1. Chien-Chih Lu 2. Sonia YeaShou Chen (II)Subsidy Award:1. Chih-Chieh Chan 2. Pei-Yu Hsu 3. Huan-Sheng Lai
  2. 【Speech】The Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, chaired by Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners, held a series of seminars for "Senior Officials of Listed/GTSM Traded Companies" in conjunction with Corporate Organization Association.
  3. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners chaired at the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on March 8, 2014, which invited Mr. Yu, R.D., Director General of Department of Commerce of the Ministry of Economic Affairs to give a speech on the topic of "Case Study and Analysis of Draft Amendment to the Mergers and Acquisitions Act."
  4. 【Public Participation】As of September 2013, David Tsai, attorney at law and Derek Cheng, of Lexcel Partners were invited to provide relevant experience of litigation proceedings to the participant in  the "Moot Court" held by the Law School of  SooChow University. 
  5. 【Speech】Mike Lu of Lexcel Partners was invited to give a speech on the topic of "Case Study of Mergers and Acquisitions" at Shih Hsin University on November 29, 2013.
  6. 【Public Participation】Mike Lu, Stacy Lo and Angela Chang hosted the forum on the topic of "Forums of Jurists' Career Planning–Diverse Jurists' Images" in College of Law of Nation Taiwan University School on November 20, 2013
  7. 【Public Participation】David Tsai of Lexcel Partners was invited by Soochow University on November 19, 2013 for the seminar of the topic "Career Plan for the Law School Students."
  8. 【Speech】Mike Lu hosted the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on July 20, 2013, in which the assistant professor of College of Law, Shih Hsin University, Dr. Charlotte Hu is invited to address a speech on the topic of "Recent Developments on the Corporate Governance Related Laws and Court Decisions."
  9. 【Speech】Mike Lu hosted the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on June 22, 2013, in which the associate professor of College of Law, National Taiwan University, Dr. Ching-Ping Shao is invited to address a speech on the topic of "Interactions between the Company Law and the Securities and Futures Act - Examples from the Recent Court Decisions."
  10. 【Public Participation】Mike Lu, S.J. Lee and Jeffrey Liu of Lexcel Partners, attended the session with respect to "Forums of Jurists' Career Planning–Diverse Jurists' Images" held by the National Chengchi University on May 30, 2013. 
  11. 【Public Participation】Jeffrey Liu, the partner of Lexcel Partners, accompanied the Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Association to visit China Securities Regulatory Commission and State Administration of Foreign Exchange on April 17, 2013.
  12. 【Education and Training】Professor Jia-Ho Lin of Law School of NCCU was invited to give a speech on March 29, 2013 on the topic of "Analysis of labor laws/regulations related issue and amendment trend"
  13. 【Public Participation】Mike Lu, David Tsai and Joyce Chang will take part in the forum to held by National Taipei University on March 20, 2013 on the topic of "Serial Forums of Student Career – Dialogues between Typical and Atypical"
  14. 【Speech】Kang-shen Liu was invited by the Development Center for Biotechnology to address in a seminar dated on March 14, 2013 with the topic of "Enforcement Rules of the Personal Information Protection Act and How the Corporations to respond."
  15. 【Speech】Jeffery Liu was invited by the Financial Planning Association of Taiwan (FPAT) to address a speech on March 12, 2013 on the topic of " Enforcement of Personal Information Protection Act for the Financial Service Industry and Relevant Legal Liabilities."
  16. 【Public Participation】Lexcel partners hereby announces the award of the 2012 scholarship: A.Scholarship:(a)Tzu-Wei Lin (b)Li-Ling Chen B.Subsidy Award:(a)Agyness Jiang (b)Chan-Chil Chen (c)Shih-Ya Huang.
  17. 【Education and Training】Lexcel Partners invited professor Yu-Hsiung Lin on January 16, 2013 to give a speech on the topic of "System of Grand Court".
  18. 【Speech】David Tsai of Lexcel Partners was invited by the Taipei Bar Association to hold the seminar of Second Generation of National Health Insurance on January 11, 2013.
  19. 【Education and Training】Lexcel Partners invited professor Ming-Yan Shieh on January 8, 2013 to give a speech on the topic of "A Study and Analysis on Relevant Issues of the Amended Patent Act and Discussion on Relevant Issues of Taiwan Intellectual Property Right Regime".

--2012--

  1. 【Speech】Mike Lu was invited by the Association for Research and Development of Corporate Organization, Taiwan on November 29, 2012 as a participating speaker at the speech of "Forum of Best Practice of Corporate In-house Lagel Compliance and Corporate Secretary".
  2. 【Research Projects】Lexcel Partners was engaged by the STICA to do research and provide a research report of "Research for Sales of Taiwan Mutual Funds in China Market".
  3. 【Speech】Mike Lu will host the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on November 24, 2012, which inviting associate professor Te-Fang Chu to give a speech on the topic of "The Latest Development of Insider Trading".
  4. 【Public Participation】Members of Lawyers Training Program on fourth stage of the 20th phase have visited Lexcel partners on October 18, 2012
  5. 【Speech】Mike Lu hosted the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on October 13, 2012 which invites professor Jen-Guang Lin to give a speech on the topic of "Changing to Corporate Governance – Renovation after global financial turmoil".
  6. 【Public Participation】Members of Lawyers Training Program on third stage of the 20th phase have visited Lexcel partners on July 12, 2012
  7. 【Speech】Mike Lu and Jeffery Liu were invited by the Securities and Futures Bureau of Financial Supervisory and Commission, R.O.C on August 16, 2012 to give a speech on the topic of "Influence of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on Asset Management Industry".
  8. 【Speech】Mike Lu was invited by the Taipei Bar Association on August 4, 2012 as a participating speaker at a speech on the topic of "Difficulties and Unfairness Treatment Faced by Lawyers Being Administrators, Liquidators, and Others".
  9. 【Speech】Mike Lu, Jeffery Liu and Sammi Lai were invited by the Securities Investment Trust and & Consulting Association of the R.O.C. on July 24, 2012 to give a speech on the topic of "Way to deal with the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPA) Enforcement Rules by Financial Industries".
  10. 【Public Participation】Members of Lawyers Training Program on second stage of the 20th phase have visited Lexcel partners on July 12, 2012
  11. 【Public Participation】Members of Lawyers Training Program on first stage of the 20th phase have visited Lexcel partners on June 5, 2012
  12. 【Public Participation】David Tsai was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General of the Taipei Bar Association.

--2011--

  1. 【Public Participation】Lexcel partners hereby announces the winners of the award of the 2011 scholarship: (I) Scholarship: Yu-Lan Chen (II)Subsidy Award:1. Ya-Hsiu Lin 2. Lin-Gen Fang 3. Jhih-Yu Li.
  2. 【Speech】Mike Lu hosted the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, on April 7, 2012, in which the associate professor of College of Law, National Chengchi University, Dr. Kuo-Chuan Lin is invited to address a speech on the topic of " Analysis of Financial Consumer Protection Act."
  3. 【Public Participation】David Tsai of Lexcel Partners was appointed as the Taipei Bar Association to act as the Deputy of Secretary General.
  4. 【Speech】Kang-Shen Liu and Echo Yeh were invited by the Taiwan Security Association to give a speech on the topic of "Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and the Enforcement Rules".
  5. 【Public Participation】Mike Lu was appointed as the Committee Chairperson of the Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Taipei Bar Association, 
  6. 【Public Participation】Shih-Jung Lee was appointed as the Secretary General of the Taipei Bar Association.

--2010--

  1. 【Public Participation】Mike Lu and S.J. Lee of Lexcel Partners, together with other representative members of the Taipei Bar Association to visit Beijing Arbitration Commission on December 2, 2010.

Lexgroup Newsletter from Lexcel Partners(Issue No. 273)
2017-06-13    
Labor
 
1.     Promulgation of "Regulations Governing the Confidentiality and Management of Reporting Cases against Labor Standards Act"
 
The Ministry of Labor promulgated the "Regulations Governing the Confidentiality and Management of Reporting Cases against Labor Standards Act" on May 15, 2017, which is summarized below:
 
(1) Reporters may file reports in oral or written statements, specifying (i) their names, contacts and reporting dates, (ii) the names, responsible persons and address of the reported business, and (iii) the specific violations of labor laws or regulations and supporting information to the competent authorities or inspection authorities.
 
(2) Authorities accepting the reports shall keep confidential the information with which the identities of the reporters may be identified, except for the persons who have already learned or are able to learn because of the mediations, arbitrations, and decisions under the Act for Settlement of Labor-Management Disputes or civil litigations, or the reporters consider there is no need for confidentiality.  In addition, viewing or transcription by any third party is forbidden.
 
(3) The Regulations took effect on the date of promulgation.
 
Reported by: David Tsai / Zachary Peng
 
Telecommunication
 
2.     Draft Amendments to the Regulations for Administration on Fixed Network Telecommunications Business
 
On May 16, 2017, the National Communications Commission preannounced draft amendments to Article 33 of the Regulations for Administration on Fixed Network Telecommunications Business, pursuant to which specifications of all set-up boxes provided by an operator of a local network business to its customers, either for a new customer or for a replacement, shall meet the standards set forth in Paragraph 1, Article 42 of the Telecommunications Act from January 1, 2019. 
 
Anyone who has comments or recommendations on the proposed amendment may submit opinions within 60 days of May 17, 2017.  
 
Reported by: Kangshen Liu / Nereid Lin
 
Taxation
 
3.     Regulations Governing Place of Effective Management
 
According to Article 43-4 of Income Tax Act, a profit seeking enterprise established under foreign laws with the Place of Effective Management (PEM) in Taiwan shall be deemed a profit-seeking enterprise with headquarters in Taiwan where business income tax shall be levied accordingly and tax treaties may apply.  On May 23, 2017, the Minister of Finance issued the Regulations Governing Place of Effective Management, and we summarize below:
 
(1) If a foreign profit-seeking enterprise manages to apply for primary listing, primary OTC-listing or registration as emerging stock and thus needs to conduct compliance matters according to the regulations in Taiwan (such as the shareholders meeting shall be held in Taiwan and at least one of the independent directors shall be a national of the Republic of China (R.O.C.), such matters may be excluded from the judgment of constituent elements for PEM.
 
(2) The tax collection authority shall bear the burden of proof in reviewing and determining whether the PEM of a foreign profit-seeking enterprise is in Taiwan, but the decision maker of material management is obligated to assist.  A foreign profit-seeking enterprise may also apply for the PEM status by submission of relevant information and documents.
 
(3) For a foreign profit-seeking enterprise with PEM status, its responsible person shall file an annual tax return and pay taxes; a foreign profit-seeking enterprise with PEM status shall present the approval of PEM status issued by the tax collection authority to the tax withholder or payer when receiving income derived from sources in the R.O.C., and the tax withholder or payer shall conduct withholding in accordance with the regulations regarding payment to domestic profit-seeking enterprises.  Interests paid , income derived from the transaction of structured products, and  insurance benefits paid by offshore banking units, offshore securities units and offshore insurance units to foreign profit-seeking enterprise shall be exempt from income tax withholding according to the Offshore Banking Act, and shall be consolidated into the annual profit-seeking enterprise taxable income by said foreign profit-seeking enterprise.
 
This Regulations will not be enforced until the tax treaty between Taiwan and China becomes effective, exchange of tax accounts information among the signing countries of the Common Reporting and Due Diligence Standard have been implemented and duly promoted.  The date of enforcement will be further determined by the Executive Yuan.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo/ Peter Huang
 
4.     Amendment to the Tax Collection Act
 
On May 26, 2017, the Legislative Yuan passed an amendment to the Tax Collection Act to authorize the Ministry of Finance to negotiate agreements with foreign governments and international organizations regarding information exchanges for taxation purpose and mutual assistance in tax matters.  Please refer to ourAlert Sheet dated March 31, 2017 for more information.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Mark Chen
 
SITE
 
5.     Relaxing the Investment Restrictions on ETFs and Index Funds
 
On May 17, 2017, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) announced three rulings to relax the investment scopes and restrictions for ETFs and index funds offered by securities investment trust enterprises (SITEs).  We summarize the key points below:
 
(1) In order to increase the operational flexibility for ETFs and index funds, the amendments permit ETFs and index funds to, for the purpose of investing in component securities of tracked index or for employing replication strategy on tracked index, invest in high yield bonds and bonds of Rule 144A (Ruling with reference number of 10600158981).
 
(2) In response to the amendment under the preceding ruling, the scope of high yield bonds invested in by SITE funds has also been amended to cope with the ruling with reference number of 10600158981 (Ruling with reference number of 1060015898).
 
(3) In order to increase the operational flexibility for ETFs and index funds and for ETFs and index funds investing in securities to be consistent with the component securities of the tracked index, the restriction under Subparagraph 17, Paragraph 1, Article 10 of the Regulations Governing Securities Investment Trust Funds, which refers that the total amount invested by a SITE fund in any short-term bills and securities issued, guaranteed or endorsed by any single company shall not exceed 10 percent of the net asset value may be exempted (Ruling with reference number of 10600158982).
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Angela Chang / Angela Lin
 
Finance
 
6.     Draft Amendment to the Regulations Governing Domestic Branches of Financial Institutions
 
On May 18, 2017, the FSC issued a press release and proposed to amend the Regulations Governing Domestic Branches of Financial Institutions (Regulations) in the following directions.  The FSC also announced that after the amendment to the Regulations takes effect, financial institutions may apply for the establishment of a branch based on the new Regulations.
 
(1) For financial institutions to establish a new branch, the Regulations require that the average before-tax return on equity in the previous three years shall exceed 1.5 times of average returns on equity of domestic banks and credit cooperatives.  The FSC proposed to reduce the average before-tax return on equity from 1.5 times to 1 time;
 
(2) A financial institution may apply for the establishment of a new branch twice a year, and the number of branches to be applied for is not restricted; and
 
(3) Application for establishment of a new branch in a remote rural area will not be subject to the application time limit.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Mark Chen
 
7.     Amendments to the Rules Governing Offshore Banking Branches
 
On May 22, 2017, the FSC announced the amendments to the Rules Governing Offshore Banking Branches.   Please refer to Lexgroup Newsletter No. 272 for more information.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
Business Registration
 
8.     A Ruling Related to Article 29 of the Business Registration Act
 
On May 10, 2017, the Ministry of Economic Affairs issued a ruling for the following matters under Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 1, Article 29 of the Business Registration Act (Regulation) which we summarized below:
 
(1) The competent authorities shall not revoke the registration in accordance with the Regulation where forged or altered behavior has not been confirmed guilty by a court's final judgment.  However, if through relevant evidential or supporting documents that the competent authority is able to ascertain that the registered information is derived from forged or altered instruments, it may revoke the registration accordance to the Administration Procedure Act; and
 
(2) Where a registration of a business falling under circumstances listed in the Regulation (False Registration) after it has closed its business or its registration has been revoked by the competent authority, the competent authority shall first revoke the previous disposition for the close of business or the revocation of the registration, and then revoke the False Registration pursuant to the Regulation.
 
Reported by: Mike Lu / Caitlyn Kao
 
Corporate governance
 
9.     Draft Regulations Governing Appointment of Independent Directors and Compliance Matters for Electricity Enterprises Whose Scale Reaches Certain Level
 
The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced the draft "Regulations Governing Appointment of Independent Directors and Compliance Matters for Electricity Enterprises Whose Scale Reaches Certain Scale" (Rules) on May 26, 2017.  We summarize below:
 
(1) The Rules apply to electronic enterprises established as companies limited by shares whose paid-in capital reaches NTD3 billion (around USD100 million).
 
(2) The Rules set forth qualifications of the independent directors (such as commerce, legal, electricity, energy and other professional knowledge) and requirements of independence (for example restrictions on the employment relationship, shareholding, kinship or financial or business relationship).
 
(3) The independent directors of one electricity enterprise shall not concurrently serve as an independent director of another electricity enterprise and shall not concurrently serve as an independent director of more than 3 other companies.
 
(4) Electricity enterprises which are required to appoint independent directors shall adopt a candidate nomination system according to Article 192-1 of the Company Act and shall state the same in its articles of incorporation.  The term of office of independent directors shall share the same term of non-independent directors and shall be elected at the same shareholders meeting.  For electricity enterprises which have a sole shareholder or are organized by the government, the independent directors may be appointed by the sole shareholder or the government.
 
(5) Independent directors and non-independent directors shall not change their status to the other during their term of office.
 
(6) Where the board of the electricity enterprises has position(s) for managing directors, the managing directors shall include not less than 1 independent director member, and not less than one-fifth of the managing director seats shall be held by independent directors.
 
(7) Independent directors shall review the operational plan, financial reports, matters to be approved by the shareholders' meeting or reported to the board meeting according to laws and regulations and the articles of incorporation and material matters required by the securities authority in detail.
 
(8) Where independent directors deem necessary during the performance of office, independent directors may ask the board to appoint relevant personnel or hire experts to assist and the necessary costs are to be borne by the electricity enterprise.
 
(9) Electricity enterprises which are required to appoint independent directors under the Rules are exempted from application of the provisions hereof before the expiration of the term of office of the incumbent directors.
 
Reported by: Mike Lu / Angela Lin
 
Food and Drug Administration
 
10. Draft Amendment to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act
 
On May 26, 2017, the Legislative Yuan passed three readings of the amendments to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (Act). We summarize the amendments below:
 
(1) It is stipulated that business undertakings engaged in the wholesale, importation and exportation of western pharmaceuticals must obtain a license for distribution, and that their quality management related to the purchase, storage and supply of products, and other distribution operations must comply with the Guide to Good Distribution Practice for Medicinal Products. 
 
(2) Penalties for violating the Guide to Good Distribution Practice for Medicinal Products have been added. 
 
(3) In view of the amendments to the Criminal Code, the provisions on confiscation and compulsory collection in Article 88 of the Act have been deleted.  Further, it is stipulated that, when there are obvious difficulties in determining the range and amount of criminally obtained assets and compulsory collection, the range and amount can be determined by estimation.
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Crick Liang
 
11. Amendment to the Controlled Drugs Act
 
The Legislative Yuan passed three readings of the amendments to the Controlled Drugs Act on May 26, 2017, to allow the manufacture of Classes I and II controlled drugs to be commissioned to a pharmaceutical firm by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), if necessary, to ensure the stable supply of said controlled drugs.  In addition, to increase the sources of narcotics for research purposes, the amendments authorize the FDA to use confiscated narcotics in medicine and scientific research.
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Crick Liang
 
12. Draft Amendment to the Act for the Development of Biotech and New Pharmaceuticals Industry, Article 3
 
On May 12, 2017, the Executive Yuan issued a press release to designate four emerging biotech and therapeutic/pharmaceutical items, including "Precision Medicine Product", "Genetic Therapy Products", "Cell Therapy Products", and "Paragraph IV Drugs against Brand Drug Company according to Hatch-Waxman Act of the U.S.A." to fall under the Act for the Development of Biotech and New Pharmaceuticals Industry, which was promulgated on January 18, 2017.  Such items will be announced after examination by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in conjunction with relevant departments such as the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health and Welfare as well as academia and research institutions.
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Linda Cheng
Editors:
Mike Lu (Partner)
Stacy Lo (Partner)
Jeffrey Liu (Partner)
Kang-Shen Liu (Partner)
David Tsai (Partner)
Counselors:
Echo Yeh
Sue Su
Shih-Jung Lee
Jolene Wang (Lexcel Partners IP)

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Litigations, dispute resolution and relief, cross border and China investment, drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements, corporate establishment and registrations, mergers & acquisitions, labor and employment matters, real estate, regulatory compliance, tax advice, securities transactions, bank financing, insurance, asset management, fair trade law, and intellectual property right related.

Award

Lexcel Partners was enlisted by Legal 500, as one of recommended firms in the areas of "Corporate and M&A", and "Labor" in Taiwan. Mike Lu, Echo Yeh, Sue Su, and David Tsai of Lexcel Partners were recommended.

Lexcel Partners was ranked by Bloomberg as one of top law firms in terms of deal count and quantity for Mergers and Acquisitions in Taiwan.

Lexcel Partners was enlisted by IFLR 1000 (International Financial Law Review) as one of recommended firms in the area of "Capital Market" (Mike Lu and Echo Yeh were recommended.) and "Dispute Resolution" in Taiwan. 

Lexcel Partners was enlisted by Chambers Asia Pacific as one of the leading firms in the areas of "Corporate and M&A" in Taiwan. Echo Yeh and Sue Su were recommended.

Lexcel Partners was enlisted by Asialaw Profiles as one of leading firms in the areas of "Banking& Financial", "Capital Market", "Corporate and M&A", "Dispute Resolution", "Financial Service Compliance" and "Labor" in Taiwan.  Mike Lu, Echo Yeh and Sue Su were recommended.

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