Activities

--2018--

  1. 【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)
  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. 【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".
  6. 【Speech】Stacy Lo and Aaron Lai delivered a speech on the subject "Amendment to the Company Act" on August 28, 2018.
  7. 【Speech】Stacy Lo and Angela Lin delivered a speech on the subject "Amendment to the Company Act" on August 22, 2018.
  8. 【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.
  9. 【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.
  10. 【Publication】Mike Lu published the article of "Searching Direction for Amendment to Company Act" on Ettoday.
  11. 【Speech】Mike Lu and Caitlyn Kao delivered a speech on the subject "Business Scope of Asset Management Enterprises and Practice" on April 23, 2018.
  12. 【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.
  13. 【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.
  14. 【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".
  15. 【Speech】Sue Su, Echo Yeh and Mike Lu delivered a speech on the subject of "Case Study on Hostile Takeover" on February 27, 2018.
  16. 【Speech】Shih-Jung Lee delivered a speech on the subject of "Research and Practice on Compulsory Enforcement" on February 13, 2018.
  17. 【Speech】Echo Yeh, Mike Lu and Stacy Lo delivered a speech on the subject of "Draft Amendments to Company Act" on January 26, 2018.
  18. 【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. 285)
2017-12-12    
Statute for Industrial Innovation
 
1.     Amendments to the Statute for Industrial Innovation
 
The President announced the amendments to the Statute for Industrial Innovation on November 22, 2017.  For more details on the amendments, please refer to Item 6 of Issue No. 284 of the Lexgroup Newsletter.
 
Reported by: Angela Lin
 
Labor
 
2.     Flow Charts for Organization and Convention Of Labor-Management Conference
 
The Ministry of Labor has released flow charts for organization and conventions of the labor-management conference on November 30, 2017, which were made according to the Guidelines for Implement of Labor-Management Conference.  The charts illustrate the following: labor representatives shall be elected; the qualifications labor representatives must meet; the roster of the representatives of the labor-management conference shall be reported to the competent authority for recordation. Additionally, the procedures for the notification of convention, the threshold for attendance representatives, the resolution methods and threshold, and the issuance of meeting minutes for the reference of the employers and employees are decided.
 
Reported by: David Tsai / Naiju Kuan
 
3.     President Promulgated the Act of Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talents
 
On November 22, 2017, the President announced the Act of Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talents.  Please refer to Item 2 of Issue No. 284 of the Lexgroup Newsletter for details.
 
Reported by: David Tsai / Zachary Peng
 
4.     Announcement of Qualifications for "Foreign Specified Professional Talents" and Draft "Regulations Governing Approval for Foreign Specified Professional Talents' Applications for Employment Gold Cards"
 
On November 24 and 28, 2017, the Financial Supervisory Commission ("FSC") and the Ministry of Science and Technology respectively announced the qualifications for foreign specified professional talents equipped with expertise in finance and in science and technology fields, pursuant to Item 2, Article 4 of the Act of Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talents.
 
Article 8 of the Act of Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talents provides that, where a foreign specified professional talent intends to engage in professional work in Taiwan, he/she may apply for an employment gold card, which is a 4-in-1 license of work permit, residence visa, alien residence certificate and re-entry permit.  The Ministry of Interior therefore announced the draft "Regulations Governing Approval for Foreign Specified Professional Talents' Applications for Employment Gold Cards" on November 30, 2017, which set forth conditions and other relevant matters regarding application for, review of and reapplication for employment gold cards.
 
Reported by: David Tsai / Zachary Peng
 
Taxation
 
5.     Draft Regulations on Income Tax Reduction for Foreign Professionals
 
According to the authorization under Paragraph 3, Article 9 of the "Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals", the Ministry of Finance announced the draft "Regulations on Income Tax Reduction for Foreign Professionals" on November 20, 2017, which we summarize below:
 
(1) Foreign professionals:  A "foreign professional" means a foreign professional who possesses special expertise needed by the Republic of China (ROC) in science and technology, economics, education, culture, arts, sports and other fields, as announced by the relevant central competent authority;
 
(2) Requirements:  The foreign professional engages in professional work and meets certain conditions, does not have household registration within ROC in the past 5 years and has for the first time been approved to reside in the ROC for the purpose of work; and
 
(3) Tax benefit:  Within 3 years starting from the tax year in which the foreign professional for the first time has resided in the ROC for 183 days and has salary income of more than NT$3 million, one-half (1/2) of the part of the foreign professional’s salary income exceeding NT$3 million in each such year shall be exempted from calculation of the total income for individual income tax in such year, and Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 1, Article 12 of the Income Basic Tax Act shall not apply.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo/ Peter Huang
 
6.     Regulations Governing the Implementation of the Common Standard on Reporting and Due Diligence for Financial Institutions
 
The Ministry of Finance announced the Regulations Governing the Implementation of the Common Standard on Reporting and Due Diligence for Financial Institutions ("CRS") on November 16, 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 June 30, including names, addresses, tax jurisdictions, taxpayer identification numbers, dates and places of birth (natural persons only), account numbers, account balances or values, and 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, among others;
 
(5) Due diligence procedures (''DDR''): The reporting financial institutions shall conduct DDR on the relevant accounts to recognize foreign accounts and reporting accounts; and
 
(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
 
SICE/SITE
 
7.     Simplification of Reporting Requirements for Audit Matters of Securities Investment Trust Enterprises and Securities Investment Consulting Enterprises Engaging in Discretionary Investment Mandate Business
 
On November 23, 2017, the Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Association of the R.O.C. announced a ruling to adjust the reporting requirement for audit matters of securities investment trust enterprises and securities investment consulting enterprises engaging in discretionary investment mandate business, pursuant to which, the report deadline in connection with the implementation of audit plan and improvement status of abnormal events for the period of last year will be extended to five months after the end of each year.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu/ Evelyn Shih
 
Banking
 
8.     Rules Regarding Banks Concurrently Engaging in Foreign Bond Trading Business
 
The FSC announced the latest rules regarding banks concurrently engaging in foreign bond trading business on November 20, 2017, which provide that such business personnel may concurrently engage in the business of the same nature with foreign derivatives products information and advisory service, foreign exchange and derivatives products marketing, and back office functions, such as clearance, settlement and reporting.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo/ Jack Tai
 
9.     Regulations Governing Securities Business Engaged in by Offshore Banking Units
 
On November 27, 2017, the Financial Supervisory Commission ("FSC") announced the "Regulations Governing Securities Business Engaged by Offshore Banking Units ("OBU")" (the "Regulations"), which took effect on the same day.  The Regulations are hereby summarized:
 
(1) Except for investment in foreign currency securities for the purpose of utilization of funds, the OBU shall follow the provisions under the Securities and Exchange Act to engage in businesses specified in Subparagraphs 4, 6, and 7, Paragraph 1, Article 4 of the Offshore Banking Act;
 
(2) Where the trading involves offshore structured products, the counterparty shall be limited to professional institutional investors, high net worth corporate investors, and professional corporate investors or funds with the total assets, as specified in financial statements, exceeding NT$100 million;
 
(3) The securities shall not be denominated in NTD, and the underlying products or portfolio shall not involve in the exchange rate of NTD, interest rate indexing of NTD, or any product denominated in NTD;
 
(4) The securities business engaged in by an OBU shall be recognized in the OBU's bookkeeping and be disclosed as a footnote to the financial statement of an independent securities department of the headquarter bank (or the branch established by the foreign bank when applying for recognition) ;
 
(5) OBUs may not distribute offshore structured products to onshore investors in any business model other than securities proprietary trading; and
 
(6) OBUs which have engaged in securities business before announcement of the Regulations but have not obtained approval according to the Securities and Exchange Act shall apply for such approval within 6 months after announcement of these Regulations.  For the existing and ongoing trading with a client not qualified under the Regulations, such trading may continue under the original conditions until its expiration.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo/ Nereid Lin
 
10. FSC Reiterating that Banks Shall Not Solicit Their Clients to Invest In Financial Products by Leverage
 
On November 23, 2017, the FSC announced and reiterated that any bank which solicits its clients to invest in financial products by leverage may violate Subparagraph 4, Paragraph 1, Article 20 of the "Regulations Governing Scope of Business, Restrictions on Transfer of Beneficiary Rights, Risk Disclosure, Marketing, and Conclusion of Contract by Trust Enterprises."
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo/ Nereid Lin
 
Insurance Enterprise
 
11. Ceasing to Apply Online Insurance Pilot Project for Insurance Agency Companies, Insurance Brokerage Companies and the Banks Concurrently Engaging in Insurance Agency and Insurance Brokerage Business.
 
As the FSC announced the "Guidelines for Operating Online Insurance Business for Insurance Agency Companies and Insurance Brokerage Companies" on November 3, 2017, the FSC announced that "Online Insurance Pilot Project for Insurance Agency Companies, Insurance Brokerage Companies and the Banks Concurrently Engaging in Insurance Agency and Insurance Brokerage Business" would cease to apply on November 13, 2017.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo/ Allen Lai
 
Telecommunication
 
12. Draft Telecommunication Administration Act
 
On November 20, 2017, the National Communications Commission announced the draft Telecommunication Administration Act.  The purpose of having this draft is to respond to the technological development and popularization of Internet applications and, as a result, the subsequent changes in industry structure and market.  We summarize the daft below:
 
(1) The draft adopts an "administration by activity" model, under which the actual business activities are subject to administration;
 
(2) Market participation is relaxed.  A voluntary registration regime, instead of the authorized license regime, will be adopted;
 
(3) Telecommunication enterprises shall share the loss and necessary management fees incurred from telecommunication universal services;
 
(4) Telecommunication enterprises shall not without justifiable reasons refuse to other operators' negotiation requests for network interconnection;
 
(5) Telecommunication enterprises whose radio frequency was assigned by the regulator or whose market share is over 25% shall seek and obtain regulator's prior approval in cases of asset/business transfer, acquisition of shares, merger or investment; and
 
(6) The authority may treat certain telecommunication enterprises as dominant market players and may impose special regulatory measures on them.
 
Reported by: Kang-Shen Liu / Nereid Lin
 
13. Draft Digital Communication Act
 
On November 16, 2017, the Executive Yuan passed the draft Digital Communication Act, which is subject to the Legislative Yuan's approval and we summarize below:
 
(1) To deal with digital communication related matters, the government shall establish a mechanism for public consultations and participation;
 
(2) Users shall have freedom to choose service and equipment for digital communication.  Service providers may select technologies or specifications for data transmission, provided that they shall reasonably use internet resources and disclose flow control measures;
 
(3) Service providers shall disclose, among others, business-related information and terms of use, including privacy policy, information security policy, notification channels and mechanisms to report improper content;
 
(4) Service providers shall be liable for the information they provide for use, but they are not obligated to review or supervise others' information conveyed or stored by them.  Additionally, service providers shall not be liable for users' tortious acts under prescribed conditions; and
 
(5) Where there is any dispute between service providers and users or any third parties, any party to such dispute may seek provisional injunctions from courts.
 
Reported by: Kang-Shen Liu / Zachary Peng
 
14. Amendments to the Cable Radio and Television Act
 
On November 21, 2017, the Legislative Yuan passed the amendments to Articles 33 and 61 of the Cable Radio and Television Act, pursuant to which the system operators shall provide a channel without charges for broadcasting of parliamentary proceedings and shall list said channel as a basic channel.  Violation of such provision faces a fine ranging from NT$200,000 (inclusive) to NT$4,000,000 (exclusive) and a correction order.
 
Reported by: Kang-Shen Liu / Nereid Lin
 
Consumer Protection Act
 
15. Amendment of the Information which Must Be Provided to Consumers in Entering a Contract for Distant Sales
 
On November 28, 2017, the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced "products sold by way of distant sales which are subject to the inspection and inspection mark based on the Commodity Inspection Act must have a commodity inspection mark or information on completion of inspection" based on Paragraph 1.6 of Article 18 of the Consumers Protection Act.
 
Reported by: Kang-Shen Liu / Allen Lai
 
Lease
 
16. Act Governing Market Development and Management of Domestic Tenancy
 
On November 28, 2017, the Legislative Yuan passed the three readings of the Act Governing Market Development and Management of Domestic Tenancy which we summarize below:
 
(1) A security deposit shall not be more than two month’s rent;
 
(2) Lessor's consent is required for lessee's sublease;
 
(3) Lessors, lessees or their heirs may terminate early a lease agreement under certain circumstances;
 
(4) Nonprofit organizations formed by lessors or lessees based on the government's guidance may coordinate the disputes between lessors and lessees; and
 
(5) There is no any conciliation fee charged by Committee on Real Estate Dispute Conciliation to conciliate lease-related disputes.
 
Reported by: Kang-Shen Liu / Edison Tang
 
Medical Care Corporate
 
17. Draft Amendments to the Rules Governing the Selection of Directors of Medical Care Corporate
 
On November 30, 2017, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced the draft amendment to the Regulations Governing Selection of Directors of Medical Care Corporate.  The draft amendment removes Subparagraph 6, Article 7 of the Regulations, which requires that "any person who has mental disease or abnormal body/mind unable to perform his/her duties cannot act as director of medical care corporate."  The amendment is to respond to the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to avoid from discrimination against such a person.
 
Reported by: Kang-Shen Liu / Chenchi Wang
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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