Lexcel Partners Attorneys at Law
Activities

--2018--

  1. 【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.
  2. 【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.
  3. 【Publication】Mike Lu published the article of "Searching Direction for Amendment to Company Act" on Ettoday.
  4. 【Speech】Mike Lu and Caitlyn Kao delivered a speech on the subject "Business Scope of Asset Management Enterprises and Practice" on April 23, 2018.
  5. 【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.
  6. 【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.
  7. 【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".
  8. 【Speech】Sue Su, Echo Yeh and Mike Lu delivered a speech on the subject of "Case Study on Hostile Takeover" on February 27, 2018.
  9. 【Speech】Shih-Jung Lee delivered a speech on the subject of "Research and Practice on Compulsory Enforcement" on February 13, 2018.
  10. 【Speech】Echo Yeh, Mike Lu and Stacy Lo delivered a speech on the subject of "Draft Amendments to Company Act" on January 26, 2018.
  11. 【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. 287)I
2018-01-09    
 
 
Company Act
 
1.     Draft Amendment to Company Act
 
The Executive Yuan approved the draft amendment to the Company Act on December 21, 2017, which will be submitted to the Legislative Yuan for further review.  We summarize the draft amendment below:
 
I.          To provide more flexibility
 
(1) Except for public companies, non-public companies will no longer be subject to the restrictions on their capability of investments, lending and provision of guarantees. (Articles 13, 15 and 16)
 
(2) A non-public company may declare dividends or make up losses at the end of every half fiscal year, provided that it is provided in its articles of incorporation (AOI) (which means dividends can be declared twice a year). (Articles 110 and 228-1)
 
(3) A company limited by shares organized by a single government shareholder or a single juristic person shareholder may select not to set up a board but only have one (1) or two (2) directors, and no supervisor is required.  Non-public companies may also select not to set up a board but only have one (1) or two (2) directors, while a supervisor is still required. (Articles 128-1 and 192)
 
(4) A company limited by shares may decide to issue stock with or without par value at its discretion. (Articles 156 and 156-1)
 
(5) A non-public company may issue special shares where the special shareholders: (i) are entitled to multiple voting rights; (ii) are entitled to veto rights over specific matters, (iii) will not participate in the election of directors and supervisors; and/or (iv) are guaranteed to hold certain seats of directors. (Article 157)
 
(6) Employee incentives (including treasury stocks, employee equity warrants, employees' bonus, new shares preemptive right and new shares with limitation on the employees' rights) can be applied to the employees of the issuers' holding companies or subordinate companies. (Articles 167-1, 167-2, 235-1 and 267)
 
(7) Shareholders of a private company may enter into a voting agreement or voting trust. (Article175-1)
 
(8) The notice period for a non-public company to convene a board meeting is shortened from seven (7) full-day to three (3) full-day.  A non-public company's AOI are permitted to provide written board resolutions, if the written resolution manner is so agreed by all of the directors for the then-applicable agenda. (Articles 204 and 205)
 
(9) Non-public companies will no longer be subject to the restriction that "the total amount of corporate bonds shall not exceed the balance of the assets less liabilities of the company", and are permitted to issue convertible corporate bonds and corporate bonds with warrants. (Articles 247 and 248)
 
II.         To be more electronicalized and globalized
 
(1) To cope with the book entry trend, only public companies are required to issue shares certificates. (Articles 161-1 and 161-2)
 
(2) An issuer may accept shareholders' proposals in electronic form, in addition to the written form. (Article 172-1)
 
(3) A non-public company may provide in its AOI to hold the shareholders' meetings by video conferences or other methods announced by the competent authority. (Article 172-2)
 
(4) The recognition regime of foreign companies is abolished.  Foreign companies can enjoy the same capability as Taiwanese companies have, to the extent legally applicable.  Foreign companies are only required to register their branches to do business in Taiwan. (Articles 4 and 370~386)
 
III.       To enhance the corporate governance
 
(1) Any de facto or shadow directors of a non-public company is also deemed as a responsible person, and may be caught by the responsibilities or liabilities of a responsible person. (Article 8)
 
(2) The rule of "piercing corporate veil" is also applied to a limited company. (Article 99)
 
(3) Any majority of directors of a company may request in writing the chairman to hold a board meeting.  While the chairman fails to hold the meeting, such majority of the directors can call the board meeting. (Article 203-1)
 
(4) In order to simplify the procedures of director nomination, nominating shareholders are only required to describe the candidates' qualifications of education backgrounds and experience, and the board of directors will no longer be required to review and examine nominees' qualifications. (Articles 192-1, and 216-1)
 
(5) Persons entitled to call a shareholders' meeting are entitled to ask the company or stock agent to provide the shareholders' roster. (Articles 210 and 210-1)
 
(6) A non-public company may at its discretion provide the corporate governance personnel in its AOI, while a public company will be subject to the Financial Supervisory Committee's (FSC) requirements where the FSC deems necessary. (Article 215-1)
 
(7) Unless otherwise exempted, each company shall report its beneficial owners (which refers to directors, supervisors, and shareholders with shareholdings more than 10%) to the e-platform established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs before the fifteen day of each month. (Article 22-1)
 
Reported by: Mike Lu / Angela Lin
 
Taxation
 
2.     Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 757
 
On December 15, 2017, the Justices of the Constitutional Court, Judicial Yuan made the Interpretation No. 757 to supplement the Interpretation No. 706. The said Interpretation No. 757 further explains that the receipt issued by the executing court which specifies the category and the auction or assumption price of the auctioned or sold objects, or receipt of the payment with attachment of court auction transcripts indicating the category and the auction or assumption price of the auctioned or sold objects can serve as the input tax vouchers, and be used to deduct the output tax.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo/ Peter Huang
 
3.     Ministry of Finance's announcement of the exemption threshold for 2018 income tax under the Income Basic Tax Act
 
Ministry of Finance announced the exemption threshold for 2018 income tax under the Income Basic Tax Act (Act) on December, 25, 2017. We summarize the key points below:
 
(1) A profit-seeking enterprise with the amount of basic income equal to or less than NTD$500,000 (around US$ 16,666.6) is exempted from the income tax in accordance with the Act.
 
(2) An individual with the amount of basic income equal to or less than NTD$6,700,000 (around US$ 223,333.3) is exempted from the income tax in accordance with the Act.
 
(3) For a profit-seeking enterprise whose basic income exceeding NTD$ 500,000 (around US$ 16,666.6), the amount of basic tax shall be the amount of basic income reduced by NT$ 500,000 (around US$ 16,666.6) and then multiplied by the tax rate prescribed by the Executive Yuan (the current imposition rate is 12%).
 
(4) For an individual whose basic income exceeding NTD$ 6,700,000 (around US$ 223,333.3), the amount of basic tax shall be the amount of basic income reduced by NT$ 6,700,000 (around US$ 223,333.3) and then multiplied by the tax rate at 20%.
 
(5) In terms of death insurance payment provided in the proviso of sub-paragraph 2, paragraph 1, article 12 of Income Basic Tax Act, the part of which aggregate of payment made in a filing unit is equal to or less than NT$33,300,000 (around US$ 1,110,000) may be excluded from the basic income.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Rady Lee
 
Environmental Protection
 
4.     Draft Amendments to Air Pollution Control Act
 
The Executive Yuan approved the draft amendments to the Air Pollution Control Act (Bill) on December 14, 2017, and will submit the Bill with the Legislative Yuan for review.  We summarize the key points of Bill below.
 
(1) The central competent authority shall set up a nationally consistent review principle on the approvals for the establishment and operation of fixed pollution sources.  (Article 24)
 
(2) The control over fuels and hazardous pollutants is enhanced.  (Articles 28 and 29)
 
(3) The control over mobile pollution sources is enhanced.  Vehicles cannot install a defeat device which may affect the air emission.  In addition, the central competent authority may impose stringent emission standards on vehicles used for 10 years or more.  (Article 36)
 
(4) The competent authority may establish an air quality maintenance zone and control mobile pollution sources inside.  (Article 40)
 
(5) Illegal interest recovery system is formed.  (Article 86)
 
(6) A system to reward and protect whistleblowers reporting illegal actions is formed.  (Articles 94 and 95)
 
Reported by: Kang-Shen Liu / Mark Chen
 
Food and Drug Administration
 
5.     Guideline for Identifying Serious Violations of Article 15, Paragraphs 1 and 4 and Article 16 of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation
 
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced on December 21, 2017, the Guideline for Identifying Serious Violations of Article 15, Paragraphs 1 and 4 and Article 16 of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation. We summarize the Guideline below.
 
(1) Said Serious Violations refer to violations that seriously affect the food circulation market order or food hygiene, safety and quality. The competent authority shall identify Serious Violations by considering:
 
(i)       Number of previous violations of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.
 
(ii)      Intentional or negligent violations.
 
(iii)     Level of knowledge of offenders.
 
(iv)    Circulation quantity, circulation range and sales amount of illegal products.
 
(v)     Duration of violations.
 
(vi)    Illegal gains.
 
(vii)   Extent of damage of the consumer's life, health, or property caused by the violations.
 
(viii) Attitudes and acts of the violator in preventing danger or damage after the violations have been discovered.
 
(2) Except for special circumstances, Serious Violations shall be identified and violator may be ordered to suspend business for a certain period of time, if any of the following is met:
 
(i)     The amount of sales of illegal products is more than NT $ 10 million.
 
(ii)    The illegal products cause real harm to human health.
 
(3) Except for special circumstances, Serious Violations shall be identified and violator may be ordered to terminate business and revoke all or part of the items listed in the company registration, business registration or factory registration, or registration of the food businesses, if any of the following is met:
 
(i)     The amount of sales of illegal products is more than NT $ 30 million.
 
(ii)    The illegal products cause human death.
 
(4) Serious Violations are not limited to the situations as set forth in Items (2) and (3), and shall be identified by the competent authority after considering all circumstances as set forth in Item (1).
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Crick Liang
 
6.     Draft Medical Device Management Act
 
On December 14, 2017, the Executive Yuan passed the draft Medical Device Management Act (Act) and submitted it to the Legislative Yuan for further review. The Act is to isolate the regulations regarding medical device management from the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act.  We summarize below some key points of the Act which differentiate it from the current regulations under the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act.
 
(1) A registration system for low risk medical devices has been introduced. Instead of obtaining a market approval, medical devices announced by the central competent authority shall be registered before importation or manufacture.
 
(2) When a medical device business discovers that a medical device potentially endangers human health, it shall immediately inform the central competent authority and take corrective and preventive measures.
 
(3) Businesses dealing in the design of medical devices are considered as businesses dealing in the manufacture of medical devices; businesses dealing in the maintenance of medical devices are considered as businesses dealing in the sale of medical devices.
 
(4) Medical device manufacturers and medical institutions shall maintain information on the direct supply sources as well as whereabouts of medical devices.
 
Reported by:Jolene Wang / Crick Liang
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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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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