Activities

--2017--

  1. 【Public Participation】Lexcel partners hereby announces the winners of the award of the 2017 scholarship:
    I. Scholarship:
    1. Po-Chun Hsu
    2. Sin-Hua Chen
    II. Subsidy Award:
    1. Xin-Yao Lai
    2. Yu-Han Pan
    3. Yi-Chen Lin
    According to the Scholarship and Subsidy Award Rules of Lexcel Partners, additional Subsidy Award is provided, as appropriate, to the following three students (NT$6,000 per person) this year:
    1. Huang-Chi Wu
    2. Chia-Yu Tsai
    3. Chia-Ling Hsu
  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 2016 for the course of "Laws of Mergers and Acquisitions" at School of Law, Shih Hsin University.
  7. 【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.
  8. 【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."
  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 announces the winners of the award of the 2016 scholarship:
    I. Scholarship:
    1. Ting-Yun Shen
    2. Ai-Ju Lin
    II. Subsidy Award:
    1. Ting-Yi Chu
    2. Chia-Wei Chang
    3. Pei-Yu Hsu
    III. Additional Subsidy Award:
    1. Cheng-Yang Chen
    2. Yu-Lin Weng
    3. Chun-Yi Kuo
    4. Min-Chen Fu
    5. Hung-Kai Chuang
    6. Shih-Han Li
    7. You-Tzu Chang
  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 8, 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 announces the winners of the award of the 2015 scholarship:(I). Scholarship: 1. Ching-Wen Chang 2. Li-Xian Kang. (II). Subsidy:1. Chi-Fong Hsieh 2. Sheng-Ting Cheng 3. Tsung-Kai Lee
  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 July 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. 【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".
  7. 【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".
  8. 【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".
  9. 【Public Participation】David Tsai was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General of the Taipei Bar Association.
  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

--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. 279)
2017-09-12    
Labor
 
1.    Draft regulations of Specified Labor Who Work Night Shifts for Extended Periods as Personnel for whom Employers Shall Conduct Health-Check of Specific Items
 
On August 15, 2017, the Ministry of Labor announced the draft of Specified Labor Who Work Night Shifts for Extended Periods as Personnel for whom Employers Shall Conduct Health-Check of Specific Items, which we summarize below:
 
(1) Specific Personnel: an existing employee who has any of the following circumstances during the period from January 1 to December 31 of a given year:
 
(a)   Days of work: days working during the period from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., exceeding three (3) hours (inclusive) and exceeding half of the working days of a given month, with six (6) months or more like this.
 
(b)   Work hours: work hours during the period from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. exceeding 700 hours (inclusive).
 
(2) Specific health check items: the employee shall conduct health check of specific items for these employees.
Reported by: David Tsai / Naiju Kuan
 
2.    Draft amendment to the Labor Health Protection Act
On August 17, 2017, the Ministry of Labor announced the draft amendment to the Labor Health Protection Act, which we summarize as follows:
 
(1) The amendment provides the definitions of relevant terms such as "total number of employees", “long-term presence", "relevant personnel of labor health service", "temporary operation", etc.
(2) Newly added:
 
(a)   If the number of employees is between 50 and 299 persons, the frequency of health service that the business entity shall conduct in accordance with its scale and nature is added.
(b)   The agent mechanism for when the medical personnel of labor health service relevant personnel cannot perform his/her duty is added.
(c)   The employer shall have the doctor of occupational medicine periodically accept job educational training.
(d)   Qualification restrictions, allocation and alternative measure of first-aid personnel are established.
(e)   The retention period for execution records is amended from seven (7) years to three (3) years.
(3) The Amendment will take effect upon announcement, with the exception of amendments in Article 4, which will take effect on a date otherwise specified, and those in Paragraph 3, Article 5, Paragraph 3, Article 6, Paragraph 2, Article 7, Paragraph 4 and 5 ,Article 8, Paragraph 1, Article 11, and No.16, 20, 30, and 31, Annex 9, Article 16, which will take effect on July 1, 2018.
 
Reported by: David Tsai / Naiju Kuan
 
Financial
 
3.    Amendments to the Rules Governing the Administration of Electronic Payment Business
 
On August 18, 2017, the Financial Supervisory Commission ("FSC") announced amendments to the Rules Governing the Administration of Electronic Payment Business ("Rules") to enhance the convenience and flexibility of provision of electronic payment services.  The amendments include:
 
(1)   The service of consolidation and delivery of collecting and payment information may be provided to the recipient users;
 
(2)   To the extent of complying with certain restrictions, when collecting and making payments for real transactions of an amount no more than NTD10,000 for each transaction and of the total amount no more than NTD30,000 each month for the same user as an agent, the confirmation and reconfirmation requirement for payment instruction do not apply;
 
(3)   Where an electronic payment business entity is also licensed to perform electronic stored value card business, such entity may, upon instruction of the user, transfer the payment denominated in NTD in the electronic payment account to the electronic stored value card possessed by the same user in NTD; and
 
(4)   The users may store value with their credit cards.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
 
4.    Amendments to the Regulations for Establishment, Relocation, or Dissolution of Branches by Insurance Enterprises
 
On August 22, 2017, the FSC announced amendments to the Regulations for Establishment, Relocation, or Dissolution of Branches by Insurance Enterprises ("Regulations"), which includes that explanation of corporation governance shall be provided along with the application for establishment of domestic branches, and explanation of corporation governance and compliance explanation of anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing shall be provided along with an offshore-branch application, the definition of "responsible person" of a foreign branch, and a new requirement that certain matters of the offshore branch to be applied for with the authority shall be subject to a prior board resolution.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
5.    Interpretations of Regulations Governing Transaction Between the Insurance Enterprises and Interested Party Aside from Loans and Regulations Governing Transaction and Loans Between the Insurance Enterprises and the Same Individual, Related Party, or Related Enterprises
 
On August 14, 2017, the FSC announced the interpretations of the Regulations Governing Transaction Between the Insurance Enterprises and Interested Party Aside from Loans ("Interested Party Regulations") and the Regulations Governing Transaction and Loans Between the Insurance Enterprises and the Same Individual, Related Party, or Related Enterprises ("Same Person Regulations"), which provide that, among others, when the insurance enterprise purchases and sells assets from and to an interested party, even if such interested party is the same, both amounts of purchase and sale shall be included into the total amounts of the interested parties’ transactions; further, the amount of assets to be sold to an interested party after a certain period of time shall not be deducted from the aforementioned total amount. 
 
On August 25, 2017, the FSC announced another interpretation of the Interested Party Regulations, which states that the evidential documents of "the transaction conditions not superior to other parties of the same kind" are not required when the transaction between the insurance enterprise and its interested party is:
 
(1)   A spot foreign exchange transaction with a bank or securities firm subsidiary under the same financial holding company complying with certain requirements;
 
(2)   A single transaction with the amount no more than NTD10,000; or
 
(3)   A public transportation fee, telecommunication fee, or utility bill which is under a prevailing standard and may not be negotiated.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
6.    Amendment to the Regulations Governing Derivatives Transactions Conducted by Insurance Enterprises
 
On August 23, 2017, the FSC announced the amendment to the Regulations Governing Derivatives Transactions Conducted by Insurance Companies, and we summarize as follows:
 
(1) The strategy for structured products investment shall be listed items of the transaction principles and policies of internal processing procedure for derivatives transactions of the company.
(2) The assessment of the positions, as well as the evaluation of the performance shall be implemented at least on monthly basis for structured products transactions.
(3) The audit report for derivatives transactions need not be reported to the competent authority.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Peter Huang
 
Taxation
 
7.    Draft Amendment to Situations of House and Land that Have Been Held for a Period of No More Than Two Years and that are Transferred Because of a Job Transfer, Involuntary Separation from Employment, or Any Other Involuntary Cause Provided In Item 5, Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 3, Article 14-4 of Income Tax Act
 
On August 21, 2017, the Ministry of Finance announced the draft amendment to the "situations of house and land that have been held for a period of no more than two years are transferred because of a job transfer, involuntary separation from employment, or any other involuntary cause provided in Item 5, Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 3, Article 14-4 of Income Tax Act", and we summarize the so-called "involuntary causes" as follows:
 
(1) The involuntary separation from employment due to job transfer or occupational accidents;
(2) The house and the land so held are under enforcement due to failure to repay the debt;
(3) The burden of a large amount of hospital treatment expenses; and
(4) Obtaining protection orders according to the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Peter Huang
 
8.    Relevant Rules Regarding Required Documents for Deduction of Foreign Tax Credits
 
On August 25, 2017, the Ministry of Finance issued a ruling, which provides that where a taxpayer applying for deduction of foreign tax credits according to the relevant regulations of Income Tax Act or Estate and Gift Tax Act, provides the tax payment certificates issued by the tax authorities of jurisdictions from which the income is sourced or in which the properties are located, legalization of such documents by the embassies of Republic of China (ROC) or other institutions certified by ROC is exempted.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Peter Huang
 
Overseas Chinese and Foreign Investment
 
9.    Draft Amendment to ''Negative Listing for Overseas Chinese and Foreign Investment – Business Items Prohibited or Restricted from Investment by Overseas Chinese and Foreigners''
 
On August 23, 2017, the Ministry of Economic Affairs issued a ruling to announce a draft amendment to certain items of Negative Listing for Overseas Chinese and Foreign Investment – Business Items Prohibited or Restricted from Investment by Overseas Chinese and Foreigners, which we summarize below:
 
(1)Prohibited items
 
(a)   To amend certain business items in response to the 10th amendment to the Standard Industrial Classification System of the Republic of China issued by Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistic, Executive Yuan, R.O.C (Taiwan); and
(b)   To replace ''weapon manufacturing'' with ''weapon system manufacturing'' with supplement to the description of weapon systems.
 
(2)Restricted items
 
(a)   Same as 1(a) above:
(b)   To exclude the growing of wheat, buckwheat, coix, chinese herbal medicine, health special crops, organic vegetables and facilities cultivation vegetable from the item of Growing of Crops; and
(c)   To exclude the lending of ships and boats from the items relating to Water Transportation.
 
Reported by: Mike Lu / Caitlyn Kao
 
Financial
 
10.Draft Amendments to the Regulations Governing Securities Firms
 
On August 22, 2017, the FSC announced a draft of amendments to the Regulations Governing Securities Firms.  We summarize the major amendments as follows:
 
(1)   Limit of the total debts of a securities firm to other parties is extended to 6 times its net worth;
 
(2)   The special reserve from the annual after-tax profit of a securities firm may be used for, other than covering the losses of the company, capitalization when the accumulated amount reaches 25% of paid-in capital of the securities firm;
 
(3)   Implementation and hedging of derivative financial product transactions may not be included in the holdings of equity securities issued by a single related party; and
 
(4)   The requirements for entering into derivative financial product transactions is relaxed, derivative financial product transactions with high net worth corporate investor are permitted, and the exchange settlement of derivative financial product transactions denominated in foreign currencies may be conducted by the same securities firm.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Nereid Lin
 
SITE funds / Offshore funds
 
11.Amendment to a Transaction Confirmation or a Trading Report that Shall be Delivered to Investors.
 
On August 28, 2017, the Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Association ("SITCA") announced the amendments to Article 35-2 of the Procedure of Offering, Issuance, Sales, and the Subscription or Redemption of SITE funds, Paragraph 5, Article 4 of the Guidelines for the Electronic Transactions of SITE funds, and Paragraph 5, Article 4 of the Guidelines for the Electronic Transactions of Offshore Funds that when an investor purchases, redeems, or switches an offshore fund or the sale agents purchase, redeem, or switch a SITE fund on behalf of an investor, the offshore fund institution or sale agents shall produce and deliver to the investor a transaction confirmation or a trading report after the transaction, and deliver the reconciliation statement.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Edison Tang
 
SITE & SICE
 
12.Amendments of the Classification Standards of Fund Risk Return
 
On August 11, 2017, the SITCA announced amendments to Classification Standards of Fund Risk Return to amend the risk classifications of balanced funds and funds of funds and to add risk classifications for multi-asset funds.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Allen Lai
 
SITE Funds/ Discretionary Investment
 
 
13.The relevant trading process for entrusting a group company or a foreign investment consulting company to provide centralized trading services may be simplified.
 
On August 21, 2017, the FSC issued an explanation letter to simplify the investment/trading process of centralized trading services provided by a foreign investment company or group company entrusted by a securities investment trust enterprise ("SITE"), and the key points are summarized as below:
 
(1)   After the SITE's fund manager quoted the investment analysis report to make an investment decision letter for trading foreign stocks/bonds and the approval of the competent manager, the investment decision letter may then be sent to the transaction office of the SITE and the entrusted group company or foreign investment consulting company simultaneously. Then, the transaction office of the SITE will surveil the following execution of the transaction conducted by the entrusted institution.
 
(2)   Where the SITE conducts an entrusted transaction under the aforesaid measures, the SITE shall stipulate relevant risk control measures in its internal control system, which shall thereafter be approved by the board.
 
(3)   Where the SITE or the securities investment consulting enterprise ("SICE") uses its mandated assets to make foreign investments, it may also simplify the trading process following the relevant requirements.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu/ Jack Tai
Editors:
Mike Lu (Partner)
Stacy Lo (Partner)
Jeffrey Liu (Partner)
Kang-Shen Liu (Partner)
David Tsai (Partner)
Counselors:
Echo Yeh
Sue Su
Shih-Jung Lee
Jolene Wang (Lexcel Partners IP)

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

Award

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

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

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

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

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

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