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. 276)
2017-07-25    
Instant Messaging
 
1.     Regulation on Instant Messaging Sofeware
 
On July 3, 2017, the Consumer Protection Commission, Executive Yuan issued a news release stating that the Ministry of Economic Affairs has proposed relevant draft Mandatory and Prohibitory Provisions of Standard Contracts for Instant Messaging Programs, which will be promulgated and enforced.  The regulations focus on the following:
 
(1) Disclosure of consumption-related information.
 
(2) Management of account and its usage.
 
(3) Maintenance of system security.
 
(4) Adoption of fair contractual provisions.
 
(5) Protection of personal information.
 
Reported by:Kangshen Liu/Chenchi Wang
 
Telecommunication
 
2.     Draft of Media Monopoly Prevention and Diversity Protection Act
 
The National Communications Commission ("NCC") preannounced Draft Media Monopoly Prevention and Diversity Protection Act ("Draft") on July 12, 2017, pursuant to which, among others, the following is not allowed:
 
(1) Integration between cable television system operators which have 20% or more of the total subscribers in Taiwan and among others wireless television enterprises, nationwide broadcasting enterprises or nationwide newspapers;
 
(2) Integration (such as merger, acquisition of 10% or more of issued share capital, acquisition of all of another media source's assets or its major assets or property etc.) among wireless television enterprises;
 
(3) The market share in media market (including but not limited to broadcasting business, wireless television business, nationwide newspaper, cable television business etc.) post integration reaches 1/3 or above;
 
(4) After integration, the integrated media holds 5 or more nationwide news channels, financial channels or channels producing news programs; or
 
(5) An enterprise and its related parties hold more than 3 cable television systems, multimedia content providers, wireless television enterprises, national broadcasting enterprises, news and financial channels, nationwide newspapers, and/or channel agencies.
 
Further, the Draft provides that banks, insurance companies and financial holding companies and their responsible persons shall not hold 10% or more of issued share capital of certain media enterprises (such as wireless television enterprises or cable television system operators who have 5% or more of the total subscribers in Taiwan etc.) or direct personnel, finance or business operation of such media enterprises.
 
Reported by:Kangshen Liu/Nereid Lin
 
Corporate
 
3.     Amendments to the "Regulations Governing the Exercise of Powers by Audit Committees of Public Companies”, “Regulations Governing Procedure for Board of Directors Meetings of Public Companies”, and “Regulations Governing Appointment of Independent Directors and Compliance Matters for Public Companies’’.
 
The Financial Supervisory Commission ("FSC") announced the amendments to the "Regulations Governing the Exercise of Powers by Audit Committees of Public Companies ","Regulations Governing Procedure for Board of Directors Meetings of Public Companies", and "Regulations Governing Appointment of Independent Directors and Compliance Matters for Public Companies."  The key points of the amendments are listed below:
 
(1) To enhance the transparency and to impose higher responsibility on the audit committee: In accordance with "Regulations Governing Procedure for Board of Directors Meetings of Public Companies", it is provided that the audit committee may ask relevant professionals to attend the meeting upon resolution (such relevant professionals shall leave when the discussion and voting is undergoing); where a member of the audit committee has conflict of interest in the matter to be discussed, he/she shall state the important aspects of the conflict of interest and shall avoid voting on such matters when the conflict is likely to prejudice the interests of the company, with recordation of the meeting minutes; a company shall record on audio or videotape the entire proceedings of its board of directors meeting, and preserve the recordings for at least five years (when there is a litigation on the discussion matter, the record shall be preserved until the end of such litigation).  
 
(2) To enhance the participation of independent directors in the board: In accordance with Article 7 of "Regulations Governing Procedure for Board of Directors Meetings of Public Companies", if a company has an independent director, each independent director shall attend in person any meeting concerning a matter that requires a resolution by the board of directors under Article 14-3 of the Securities Exchange Act, or shall appoint another independent director to attend as his or her proxy. In order to facilitate the supervisory function of independent directors, the amendments therefore prescribe that there must be at least one independent director in the meeting of the board of directors.
 
(3) To improve the disclosure on independent directors who have been elected over three terms (inclusive): In consideration of the independence and experience of independent directors and in reference to foreign laws, it is therefore stipulated that when an independent director who has been elected to more than three terms (inclusive) is nominated by the public company, the reason for said nomination shall be given upon the announcement of the nominee examination outcome and upon the election during the shareholder's meeting.
 
(4) Members of the special committee for mergers/consolidations or the special committee for tender offers may also become independent directors: Given that the members in such committees have the professional qualification and independence which meets the requirements for independent directors, it is therefore provided that such members may provide business, legal, financial, accounting services or consultations with regard to tender offers or mergers and acquisitions.  Subparagraph 7, Paragraph 1, Article 3 of "Regulations Governing Appointment of Independent Directors and Compliance Matters for Public Companies" is not applicable to such an event.
 
Reported by:Mike Lu/Jack Tai
 
Insurance
 
4.     Draft Amendments to the Regulations Governing Offshore Insurance Units
 
On June 28, 2017, the FSC announced a draft amendment to the Regulations Governing Offshore Insurance Units.  The proposed amendments stipulate that offshore insurance units ("OIU") shall perform Know Your Client ("KYC") procedures in accordance with relevant laws and regulations regarding anti-money laundering and counter terrorism-financing, which shall be included in the internal control and internal audit systems.  KYC procedures and risk level confirmation for all current clients shall be conducted again before December 31, 2017.  Further, the OIU may engage a qualified intermediate agency or an offshore professional to conduct the KYC procedures for offshore clients.
 
Reported by:Stacy Lo/Nereid Lin
 
5.     Amendments to the Regulations Governing Insurance Enterprises and Related Persons Conducting Transactions Other Than Loans
 
On June 30, 2017, the FSC promulgated amendments to the Regulations Governing Insurance Enterprises and Related Persons Conducting Transactions Other Than Loans.  Please refer to Item 14 of Issue No. 270 of the Lexgroup Newsletter for details.
 
Reported by:Stacy Lo/Nereid Lin
 
6.     Draft Amendments to the Regulations Governing Pre-sale Procedures for Insurance Products
 
On July 11, 2017, the FSC announced a draft amendment to the Regulations Governing Pre-sale Procedures for Insurance Products, which extends the scope subject to evaluation by an insurance company's insurance product evaluation team ("Evaluation Team").  The new matters to be evaluated by the Evaluation Team include performance of the asset allocation plan of an insurance product with a period in excess of one year and major life insurance products from which the submitted actuarial assumption differs substantially from its actual practice.  Also, the analysis of pricing reasonableness of an insurance product shall include pricing adequacy analysis.
 
Where any change or adjustment is made to the above to be evaluated by the Evaluation Team, the details as well as their response measures shall be subject to approval of the general manager and be reported to the board of directors.
 
Reported by:Stacy Lo/Nereid Lin
 
SITE & SICE
 
7.     Amendment to the Relaxation of the Investment Ceiling Restriction Regarding Seed Funds; the Ruling Regarding Application to use the CDS Index Transaction
 
(1)The FSC issued a ruling (with Ref No. Chin-Guan-Zheng-tao-Zi-1060021744) on June 30, 2017, to permit a securities investment trust enterprise ("SITE"), for the purpose of assisting in fund establishment or operation during the initial period and of assisting the fund to meet the qualifications, to apply for the FSC's approval to use the SITE's capital to invest in the onshore or offshore funds publicly offered and managed by itself, and is thus not subject to the 5% investment ceiling restriction, which restricts the investment to less than 5% of the net value of the SITE and of the preceding NAV of such invested funds.  However, the total amount of the funds invested in by the SITE shall be less than 40% of the SITE's net value.  An investment plan is also required, which should be included in the internal control system and be reviewed regularly.  Such investment positions shall be disclosed in the SITE's financial statements.
 
(2)The FSC issued a ruling (with Ref No. Chin-Guan-Zheng-tao-Zi-1060023388) on June 29, 2017, to permit a securities investment trust enterprise ("SITE") to apply for the FSC's approval to use CDS Index transaction.  Such transactions shall be stipulated in the trust agreement, the relevant risk of which shall be disclosed in the prospectus and shall give an example to illustrate the influence on the Fund's performance.  The scheme and control/management institution for such transaction are also required.  The above documents of the Fund which was established shall be amended accordingly and filed with the legal opinion for the FSC's approval.  In addition, the total amount shall be less than 40% of the Fund's NAV, which shall be calculated with the total market value and total nominal value of the other equity-related transactions for the purpose of improving investment efficiency.
 
Reported by:Jeffrey Liu/Edison Tang
 
8.     Relaxing the Investment Restrictions on ETFs and Index Funds
 
On May 17, 2017, three rulings were made by the FSC to relax the investment scopes and restrictions for ETFs and index funds offered by securities investment trust enterprises (“SITE'S”).  Please refer to Item 5 of Issue No. 273 of the Lexgroup Newsletter for our previous summary for such rulings.
 
Reported by:Jeffrey Liu/Nereid Lin
 
9.     Regulations Governing Leasing Idle Assets of Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Enterprises
 
On July 11, 2017, the FSC issued an interpretation on Regulations Governing leasing Idle Assets of Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Enterprises.  We summarize the major points below:
 
(1) The idle assets which can be leased should be limited to:
 
(a) those used for business purpose of self-owned real property and
 
(b) those used for business purpose of self-owned real property acquired from dissolved securities investment trust and consulting enterprises as a result of merger or acquisition.
 
(2) After signing the lease contract, the relevant documents shall be submitted for record to the FSC.
 
(3) The signed lease contract shall not be amended without FSC approval.
 
(4) The lease period is based on the lease contract parties’ determination.
 
Reported by:Jeffrey Liu/Allen Lai
 
10. Direction on Utilization of Robo-Adivisor by Securities Investment Consulting Enterprise
 
On June 26, 2017, the FSC authorized the “Direction on Utilization of Robo-Adivisor by Securities Investment Consulting Enterprise” submitted by the Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Association, providing the definition of Robo-Adivisor, relevant internal supervision, KYC, amongst other terms.
 
Reported by:Jeffrey Liu/Caitlyn Kao
 
Securities
 
11. Amendments to the Regulations Governing Public Tender Offers for Real Estate Investment Trust Beneficiary Securities
 
On July 4, 2017, the FSC announced the amendments to the Regulations Governing Public Tender Offers for Real Estate Investment Trust Beneficiary Securities, which we summarize below:
 
(1) To add that the public tender offeror in principle may not alter the time, method, and place of payment of the consideration for the tendered securities in order to avoid affecting the rights of the tenderer.
 
(2) To add that the public tender offeror shall submit a certificate of compliance with the ability to pay the consideration for the acquisition.
 
(3) To add that the mandated institution shall set up  a special account earmarked for the receipt and delivery of funds and securities, and also add a passive qualification of the mandated institution.
 
(4) To extend the ceiling of a public tender offer period from 30 days to 50 days.
 
Reported by:Jeffrey Liu/Caitlyn Kao
 
12. Draft Amendments to the Regulations Governing Offshore Securities Units
 
To meet the international standards for client identification procedures on offshore clients by Offshore Securities Units (“OSUs”), the FSC announced the draft amendments to the Regulations Governing Offshore Securities Units on July 17, 2017, which we summarize below:
 
(1) The amendments simplify the CPAs’ auditing report and certifying statements and financial information OSU operations. .
 
(2) In order to reinforce the client identification procedures of an OSU:
 
(a) The files, documents and information to be verified and required for OSU to conduct client identification procedure shall be provided.
 
(b) The files, documents and information to be verified and required for OSU to conduct client identification procedure shall be provided.
 
(3) An OSU may seek assistance from certain offshore institutions or professionals (lawyers or accountants) to conduct client identification procedures.
 
(4) An OSU shall not solicit or assist onshore clients in transferring to non-residents to open an account when conducting account opening business, and the relevant internal control systems shall be established.
 
(5) T The amendments will be enforced from January 1, 2018.
 
Reported by:Jeffrey Liu/Caitlyn Kao
 
Finance
 
13. Amendments to the Regulations of Self-Governance in Derivative Products of Banks
 
On July 7, 2017, the FSC promulgated amendments to the Regulations of Self-Governance in Derivative Products of Banks.  We summarize the amendments as follows: 
 
(1) Where a bank conducts a derivatives transaction which is not a structured product with professional clients other than professional institutional investors and high net-worth investment entities, and non-professional clients, the bank shall fully inform such clients of their client category and the appropriate risk level of the products; 
 
(2) Products with lower risks or complexity shall be provided to the said clients first for their selection, and the relevant records shall be kept; 
 
(3) Where the derivative products with complexity and high risks are traded for the said clients by a back-to-back transaction, the upper limit on transaction profit shall be disclosed in the transaction documents; and 
 
(4) Guidance of practice and ethics and compliance regulations shall be stipulated by the bank for its derivative products sales personnel.
 
Reported by:Stacy Lo/Nereid Lin
 
14. Draft Amendments to the Rules Governing the Business of Electronic Stored Value Card Issuers
 
On July 6, 2017, the FSC announced a draft amendment to the Rules Governing the Business of Electronic Stored Value Card Issuers.  The draft provides that where an issuer shares its terminal devices with other financial institutions and transmits transaction information of such sharing institutions, the types of transmission with lower impacts on consumers will not be subject to application to the FSC for approval.  For instance, the issuer, as well as the sharing institution, may transfer their own transaction information respectively into their own system and process such information respectively, or the issuer may, under engagement of the sharing institution, transfer transaction information to the sharing institution, provided that the issuer is not involved in processing of such information.
 
Further, due to their lower impact on consumers, the installation, test, maintenance, training and examination of the terminal devices or types of transmission of transaction information which are not involved with information processing may be performed by a third party.
 
Reported by:Stacy Lo/Nereid Lin
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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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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