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. 278)
2017-08-22    
SITE
 
1.    A Ruling Related to Investment in Inter-Bank Bond Market via Bond Connect by Securities Investment Trust Enterprise Funds
 
On July 17, 2017, the Financial Supervisory Commission (“FSC”) issued a ruling that where securities investment trust enterprise funds intend to invest in the inter-bank bond market in China via bond connect, relevant risks resulting from such investments shall be disclosed in the prospectus thereof, including but not limited to uncertainty of the transaction mechanism.  For previously-established funds, the prospectus shall be amended and reported to the Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Association of the R.O.C.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Caitlyn Kao
 
Private Equity Fund
 
2.    Securities Investment Trust Enterprises ("SITEs") May be Appointed to Manage Private Equity Funds or Introduce Professional Investment Institutions or Provide Relevant Services
 
The FSC issued a ruling to relax SITEs. As such, SITEs may conduct private equity funds business from August 3, 2017 (with reference number Gin-Guan-Zheng-Tou-Zhi 10600091131).  The rulings took force on the issuance date.  We summarize the key points below:
 
(1) A qualified SITE may be engaged to manage private equity fund or accept the engagement from relevant private equity fund institutions for introducing professional investment institutions under Article 4 of Financial Consumer Protection Act to invest private equity fund and providing relevant services
 
(2) The SITE shall set up a dedicated department; allocate sufficient and qualified personnel; stipulate relevant internal control systems, risk controls and management mechanisms; and comply with the relevant requirements for avoiding conflicts of interest.
 
(3) The SITE shall register personnel in the dedicated department with Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Association ("SITCA") before commencement of such business.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Angela Chang
 
Securities firms
 
3.    Amendment to the Issues that Foreign Securities Firms Shall Report
 
On August 4, 2017, the FSC issued a ruling (with Ref No. Chin-Guan-Zheng-Cyuan-Zi-1060026575) to amend that a branch unit of foreign securities firms in the Republic of China shall report to the FSC with the relevant documents rather than merely notify the FSC if it knows that the head office, competent authority self-regulatory organization, stock exchange company or other relevant foreign institutions of the head office's domicile will examine its finances and business in the Republic of China.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Edison Tang
 
Private Equity Fund
 
4.    The Subsidiary of a SITE may Act as General Partner of Private Equity Fund
 
(1) A qualified SITE may use its own capital to re-invest in a qualified subsidiary, which may act as the general partner of private equity funds with the approval of the FSC.  The total amount of the investment in such subsidiaries and other enterprises shall not exceed 40% of net value of the SITE.
 
(2) Subject to the FSC's approval for reinvestment of the subsidiary mentioned above, the SITE shall report to the FSC its operational and financial situation within the required period.
 
(3) Subject to the FSC's approval for exemption of inter-locking restrictions on a SITE, (a) the general manager, vice general manager of business department, assistant general managers, manager and branch manager, and department head of the SITE may act as the directors or supervisor of the subsidiary; and (b) risk management and the chief accountant of the SITE may concurrently perform the same functions for the subsidiary.  The double-hatting shall be registered with the SITCA.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Angela Chang
 
SICE
 
5.    Permission of Automatic Balancing Transaction Conducted through Computer System in Provision of Robot Advisor Service
 
On August 10, 2017, the FSC issued a ruling by which the securities investment consulting enterprise ("SICE") that provides robot advisor service to its clients may, without changing the agreed investment objectives and investment ratio of the client, make prior agreement with the client that when the profit/loss or deviation of investment ratio of specific investment objectives or of the whole investment portfolio reaches an agreed threshold, an automatic balancing transaction may be conducted through a computer system.  Such an arrangement is not subject to provisions prohibiting the SICE from acting as an agent for others in securities investment or securities-related commodity trading activities in Regulations Governing Securities Investment Consulting Enterprises and Regulations Governing Responsible Persons and Associated Persons of Securities Investment Consulting Enterprises. When transactions are made through a computer system, the client shall be informed by the SICE upon completion of said transaction.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Nereid Lin
 
Taxation
 
6.    Draft Regulations Governing Assessment of Income from Controlled Foreign Companies for Individuals
 
On August 1, 2017, the Ministry of Finance announced the draft Regulations Governing Assessment of Income from Controlled Foreign Companies for Individuals, which we summarize as follows:
 
(1) Shareholding threshold:  Where a Taiwan individual, together with its affiliates, directly or indirectly holds 50% or more shareholding or capital in, or has significant influence on an offshore affiliate, and such individual or his/her spouse and relative within two degrees of kinship thereof holds 10% or more shareholding or capital in such company, such individual shareholder shall be subject to this draft Regulations.
 
(2) Definition of affiliates:  "Affiliates" include affiliated companies and related parties other than affiliated companies.
 
(3) Low tax jurisdictions or areas:  It refers to the jurisdictions or areas of which the income tax rate is lower than 70% of the income tax rate applicable to Taiwan profit-seeking enterprise (i.e., 11.9%), or only domestic income is taxable.
 
(4) Exemptions:  The CFCs having effective operation, or the earnings of the CFC in the then current year are NT$7 million or below.
 
(5) Taxation:  Annual earnings of the CFC shall be included in the basic income of the individual based on the shareholding ratio and the holding period.  Afterwards, when dividends are distributed, an equal amount which was recognized will not be further counted into the basic income. (Article 6 and 7)
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Peter Huang
 
7.    Draft Regulations Governing the Implementation of the Common Standard on Reporting and Due Diligence for Financial Institutions
 
The Ministry of Finance announced the draft Regulations Governing the Implementation of the Common Standard on Reporting and Due Diligence for Financial Institutions ("CRS") on August 8, 2017, which we summarize below:
 
(1) Reporting period and relevant information: Financial institutions shall report the relevant information of the reporting accounts each year before May 31, including names, addresses, tax jurisdictions, taxpayer identification numbers, dates and places of birth (natural person only), account numbers, account balances or values, account income (e.g., interests, dividends, gain on disposal or redemption of financial assets).
 
(2) Financial institutions:  The aforementioned financial institutions refer to onshore financial institutions, including depository institutions, custodial institutions, investment entities, specified insurance companies and Taiwan branches of foreign financial institutions.
 
(3) Reporting accounts: The aforementioned reporting accounts refer to the accounts held or jointly held by the residents of the reportable jurisdictions or the passive non-financial entities controlled by the residents of the reportable jurisdictions, which after due diligence procedures are recognized as reporting accounts.
 
(4) Financial accounts: The accounts managed by financial institutions, including deposit accounts, custody accounts, equity and debt interest in certain investment entities, insurance contracts with cash value and annuity contracts, etc.
 
(5) Due diligence procedures (''DDR''): The reporting financial institutions shall conduct DDR on the relevant accounts to recognize foreign accounts and reporting accounts.
 
(6) After implementation of the CRS, the financial institutions shall complete the DDR on existing individual high value accounts (i.e., the balance as of December 31, 2018 exceeding USD1 million) before December 31, 2019; and complete the DDR on existing individual low value accounts (the balance as of December 31, 2018 not exceeding USD1 million) before December 31, 2020.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Peter Huang
 
Insurance
 
8.    Draft Amendments to Regulations Governing Implementation of Internal Control and Auditing System of Insurance Enterprise
 
On August 3, 2017, the FSC announced the draft amendments to the Regulations Governing Implementation of Internal Control and Auditing System of Insurance Enterprises ("Regulations"), which aims to enhance the requirements for insurance enterprises regarding internal systems for compliance, anti-money laundering ("AML"), and counter terrorism financing ("CTF").
 
According to the draft, the board of directors and audit committee of the insurance enterprise shall be responsible for establishment and maintenance of the internal control system, and such internal control system shall include management of material and accidental incidents and compliance with AML and CTF regulations.
 
Additionally, the chief officer of any domestic department or branch office of an insurance enterprise shall receive practice training in internal audits before serving in such a position or within half of a year after the on-board date, and the chief compliance officer may not serve concurrently as a chief officer of any other department, except for legal or AML and CTF department, and shall receive relevant on-site training annually for a certain number of hours.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
Intellectual Property
 
9.    Taiwan-Poland PPH MOTTAINAI Program to be Launched in August
 
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office ("TIPO") announced that the Patent Prosecution Highway ("PPH") MOTTAINAI program was signed between Taiwan and Poland, commencing on August 1, 2017.  The PPH program is under the “MOTTAINAI” model, under which when either one of the participating patent offices has first issued an examination result for the patent application covering the same invention, the applicant may apply for PPH examination with another patent office to facilitate prosecution.  For example, in the event that a Taiwanese applicant applies for an invention patent firstly to TIPO and later to the Polish Patent Office (PPO), if a favorable decision is firstly given by the PPO, the applicant will then be eligible to request for the PPH at TIPO accordingly.  In addition to the PPH program with Poland, Taiwan has forged cooperation with the U.S., Japan, Spain, and South Korea on PPH programs, which will make the patent examination process faster and more efficient.
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Linda Cheng
 
Food and Drug Administration
 
10.Second Draft of Regulations Stipulating Food Enterprises that Must Apply for Certification of Sanitation and Safety Management System
 
The Ministry of Health and Welfare ("MOHW") announced on August 4, 2017, a second draft of the “Regulations Stipulating Food Enterprises that Must Apply for Certification of Sanitation and Safety Management System”. The food enterprises that must apply for certification of sanitation and safety management system are as follows:
 
(1) Food enterprises dealing in the manufacture or processing of canned foods, which have a factory registration.
 
(2) Food enterprises dealing in the manufacture, processing, or formulation of dairy foods, both having a factory registration and being required to comply with the Regulations on Food Safety Control System.
 
(3) Food enterprises dealing in the manufacture, processing, or formulation of food additives manufacturing enterprises, which have a factory registration.
 
(4) Food enterprises dealing in the manufacture, processing, or formulation of special nutritional foods, which have a factory registration.
 
(5) Food enterprises with both a capital amount of NT$30 million or more and a factory registration, excepting those dealing in the manufacture or processing of food utensils, food containers or packages, or food cleaners.
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Crick Liang
 
11.Draft Amendment to the Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice for Medicinal Products (Part I)
 
The MOHW announced on August 4, 2017, a draft amendment to the Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice for Medicinal Products (Part I). We summarize the key points below.
 
(1) Pharmaceutical quality system: incorporate the spirits of ICH Q10 and ISO quality systems, and enhance the coverage of the entire drug lifecycle in the quality system. 
 
(2) Personnel: emphasize the function and role of senior managers, and add requirements that pharmaceutical companies must hire consultants.
 
(3) Quality Control: require the investigation and trend analysis of deviation from standards, and abnormal results and results deviated from trends; add requirements for control standards and medium management.
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Crick Liang
 
OBU/OSU
 
12.Amendments to the Offshore Banking Act Enforcement Rules
 
On August 8, 2017, the FSC announced amendments to the Offshore Banking Act Enforcement Rules ("Rules"), under which the relevant provisions for establishment of Offshore Banking Units and Offshore Securities Units are removed and are stipulated separately by the FSC in two independent rules: "Rules of Establishment and Compliance Matters of Offshore Banking Unit" and "Rules of Establishment and Compliance Matters of Offshore Securities Unit."
 
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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Areas of Practice

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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