Activities
  1. 【著作】胥博懷弁護士が、月刊 ザ・ローヤーズ 2014年11月号において、『台湾での日系企業IPO(新規上場)の利点』を執筆しました(弁護士法人 第一法律事務所山本和人弁護士と共著)。
  2. 【公共参加】当事務所の蔡嘉政弁護士及び程威居弁護士は、東呉大学の法科大学院で開催される模擬法廷コンテストに参加する学生たちの訴訟実務経験の指導者として招かれました。
  3. 【講演活動】当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士が2013年11月29日に世新大学の会社法科目で「企業合併と買収実務事例」の講演に招かれます。
  4. 【公共参加】当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士、羅祖芳弁護士及び張琬婷弁護士が2013年11月20日に国立台湾大学の法科大学院で開催される「法曹のキャリアプラン講座~多元的な法曹像」に座長として出席します。
  5. 【公共参加】当事務所の蔡嘉政弁護士が2013年11月19日に東呉大学で「法曹のキャリアプラン講座」の講演に招かれます。
  6. 【講演活動】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士は2013年7月20日、台北律師公会 (Taipei Bar Association) 公司治理及企業併購委員会 (コーポレートガバナンスおよび企業買収合併委員会) を主宰し、世新大学法学院の胡韶雯助理教授をお招きし、「コーポレートガバナンスに関する法制度の改正と実務的発展」という題で講演をしていただきました。
  7. 【講演活動】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士は2013年6月22日、台北律師公会 (Taipei Bar Association) 公司治理及企業併購委員会 (コーポレートガバナンスおよび企業買収合併委員会) を主宰し、台湾大学法学院の邵慶平副教授をお招きし、「企業における証券取引法と侵権行為法の交錯 ― 裁判所による実務上の見解を例に」という題で講演をしていただきました。
  8. 【公共参加】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士、李師栄弁護士及び劉孟哲弁護士が、2013年5月30日に国立政治大学で開催された「法曹のキャリアプラン講座~多元的な法曹像」懇談会にパネリストとして?出席しました。
  9. 【公共参加】 当事務所の劉孟哲弁護士が、2013年4月17日に中華民国証券投資信託及び顧問商業協同組合に同行して北京中国証券監督管理委員会及び国家外国為替管理局を訪問しました。
  10. 【教育訓練】当事務所は、2013年3月29日、国立政治大学法学大学院の林佳和助教授を招いて「労働法規に関する問題の解析及び法改正の動向」を開催しました。
  11. 【公共参加】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士、蔡嘉政弁護士及び張君珮弁護士は2013年3月20日、国立台北大学で開催される「学生キャリアシリーズ講座 ― 『典型』と『非典型』の対話」と題するフォーラムに出席します。
  12. 【講演活動】 当事務所の劉康身弁護士が、財団法人生物技術開発センターの招待を受けたため、2013年3月14日、「個人情報保護法の施行細則及び企業がどうのように対応していくか」という講演を開きます。
  13. 【講演活動】 当事務所の劉孟哲弁護士は2012年7月24日社団法人台湾理財顧問認証協会の招待を受け、2013年3月12日に「金融サービス業における個人情報保護法施行のポイント及び法的責任」という題で講演を行いました。
  14. 【教育訓練】 当事務所は、2013年1月16日、林鈺雄教授を招いて「大法廷制度の特定テーマ講演」を開きました。
  15. 【講演活動】 当事務所の蔡嘉政弁護士が台北弁護士協会から2013年1月11日に「第二世代国民健康保険説明会」の座長として招かれました。
  16. 【教育訓練】 当事務所は、2013年1月8日、謝銘洋教授を招いて「特許新法に関する問題の探究及び評価分析-兼我が国における現行の知的財産法制に関する問題を論じる」を開きました。
  17. 【講演活動】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士は、会社組織研究発展協会から2012年11月29日に「企業コンプライアンス及び取締役会の秘書役のベストな実務フォーラム」におけるパネリストとしての出席依頼を受けました。
  18. 【研究計画】当事務所は中華民国証券投資信託および顧問商業同業公会 (SECURITIES INVESTMENT TRUST & CONSULTING ASSOCIATION OF THE R.O.C.) の委託を受け、「在台ファンドはいかに中国市場に参入販売するかに関する研究」について研究し、研究報告を提供しています。
  19. 【講演活動】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士は2012年11月24日、台北律師公会 (Taipei Bar Association) 公司治理及企業併購委員会 (コーポレート・ガバナンスおよび企業買収合併委員会) を主宰し、朱德芳副教授をお招きして「インサイダー取引の規範における最新の発展」と題してご講演いただきます。
  20. 【講演活動】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士は2012年10月13日、台北律師公会 (Taipei Bar Association) 公司治理及企業併購委員会 (コーポレートガバナンスおよび企業買収合併委員会) を主宰し、林仁光教授をお招きして「変動中のコーポレート・ガバナンス-ポスト世界金融危機の改革」と題してご講演いただきます。
  21. 【講演活動】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士ならびに劉孟哲弁護士は2012年8月16日、行政院金融監督管理委員会証券期貨局に招かれ、「外国口座税務コンプライアンス法 (FATCA) 規定の資産管理業者に対する影響について」と題して講演を行いました。
  22. 【講演活動】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士は2012年8月4日、台北律師公会 (Taipei Bar Association) に、「弁護士が裁判所から管理人、清算人などの職務に選任された際に直面する困難および不合理な扱いに関する問題座談会」のパネリストとして招かれました。
  23. 【講演活動】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士、劉孟哲弁護士ならびに頼宛瑩弁護士は2012年7月24日、中華民国証券投資信託および顧問商業同業公会 (SECURITIES INVESTMENT TRUST & CONSULTING ASSOCIATION OF THE R.O.C.) に招かれ、「個人情報保護法施行細則と金融業による対応の道」と題して講演を行いました。
  24. 【講演活動】 当事務所の盧偉銘弁護士は2012年4月7日、台北律師公会 (Taipei Bar Association) 公司治理及企業併購委員会 (コーポレート・ガバナンスおよび企業買収合併委員会) を主宰し、林國全教授を招きして「金融消費者保護法の初歩的分析」と題してご講演いただきました。
  25. 【公共参加】 当事務所の蔡嘉政弁護士は、台北律師公会 (Taipei Bar Association) 副祕書長に就任しました。
  26. 【講演活動】 当事務所の劉康身弁護士ならびに葉秋英顧問は2011年12月12日、中華民国証券商業同業公会 (Taiwan Securities Association) に招かれ、「個人情報保護法とその施行細則」と題して講演を行いました。
  27. 【公共参加】 当事務所の李師榮弁護士は、台北律師公会 (Taipei Bar Association) 祕書長に就任しました。

Lexgroup Newsletter from Lexcel Partners(Issue No. 275)
2017-07-11    
Labor
 
1.     Amendment to Enforcement Rules of Labor Standards Act
 
The Ministry of Labor announced a draft amendment to the Enforcement Rules of Labor Standards Act on June 16, 2017, to correspond with the amendment to the Labor Standards Act at the end of last year.  The Amendment provides more flexibility to the interpretation of "annual leave".  Please refer to our firm's alert sheet dated June 21, 2017, for more information.
 
Reported by: David Tsai / Zachary Peng
 
Finance
 
2.      “Regulations forAnti-Money Laundering Control of Financial Institutions” and “Guidance for Internal Control of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism-Financing of Banks, Electronic Payment Institutions and Electronic Stored Value Card Issuers”
 
On June28, 2017, the Financial Supervisory Commission ("FSC") announced the Regulations for Anti-Money Laundering Control of Financial Institutions and Guidance for Internal Control of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism-Financing of Banks, Electronic Payment Institutions and Electronic Stored Value Card Issuers ("Guidance"), which both entered into force on the same day.
 
For the Regulations for Money Laundering Control of Financial Institution, please refer to item 4 of Lexgroup Newsletter from Lexcel Partners (Issue No. 272).
 
The Guidance was renamed from and to replace the Directions Governing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorism Financing of Banking Sector.  We summarize below: 
 
(1) The risk assessment report made after completion of or updates to the risk assessment of money laundering and terrorism financing by a financial institution shall be submitted for record to the FSC;
 
(2) The board of directors of a financial institution shall be ultimately responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the relevant internal control systems, and the directors and the supervisors shall attend the relevant training; and
 
(3) The dedicated officer, employees and supervisory officers shall be qualifed to serve such positions within three (3)months after assuming the office.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
3.     Administrative Interpretation of Regulations Governing Internal Operating Systems and Procedures for Banks Conducting Financial Derivatives Business
 
On June 20, 2017, the FSC issued an interpretation on Paragraphs 4 and 5 of Article 5 of the Regulations on the Regulations Governing Internal Operating Systems and Procedures for Banks Conducting Financial Derivatives Business, which we summarize below:
 
(1) The derivative products stipulated in the subject Article exclude a compound product of exchange rate options where the client bears no payment obligation except for the payment obligation of the premium;
 
(2) The transaction amount provided or extended by the bank to a client other than a professional institutional investor or a high net-worth institutional investor shall separate the hedging amount and non-hedging amount; and
 
(3) The initial margin for exchange rate derivative products embedding put options with a term not exceeding 1 year shall not be less than 2% of the total notional amount under the agreement (weighted by the leverage ratio and the price comparison periods).
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
4.     Amendments to the Regulations Governing Business Scope and Risk Management for Banks Engaging in Trust or Securities Business
 
On June 27, 2017, the FSC announced the amendments to Article 5 of the Regulations Governing Business Scope and Risk Management for Banks Engaging in Trust or Securities Business, which amends the scope of business sectors that are permitted to share personnel and premises for business of the similar nature as follows:
 
(1) Proprietary sales/purchases of securities, proprietary trading of short-term bills, spot foreign exchange transaction, and derivative product transaction.
 
(2) Foreign bond trading agency business, information and consulting service for offshore derivative products, and marketing of foreign exchange or derivative products.
 
(3) Back office operation such as clearance, settlement or reporting.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
Insurance Enterprises
 
5.     Guidance for Internal Control of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism-Financing of Insurance Sector
       
On June 28, 2017, the FSC announced the Guidance for Internal Control of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism-Financing of Insurance Sector, which was renamed from and to replace the Directions Governing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorism Financing of Insurance Sector, which will enter into force on the same day.  We summarize below:
 
(1) The risk assessment report made after completion or update of risk assessment of money laundering and terrorism financing by an insurance company shall be submitted for record to the FSC;
 
(2) The board of directors of an insurance company shall be ultimately responsible for the relevant internal control systems;
 
(3) The consistent requirements for relevant personnel allocation and the requirement are adopted for various insurance enterprises, and a domestic life insurance company shall set up a dedicated unit;
 
(4) The dedicated officer, employees, and supervisory officer shall be qualified within three (3) months after assuming the office; and
 
(5) The directors, supervisors and general manager shall accept relevant training each year.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
6.     Draft Amendments to the Regulations Governing Offshore Insurance Units
 
To meet the international standards for client identification procedures on offshore clients by Offshore Insurance Units (“OIUs”), the FSC announced the draft amendments to the Regulations Governing Offshore Insurance Units on June 20, 2017, which we summarize below:
 
(1) In order to reinforce the client identification procedures of an OIU:
 
(a) Client identification procedures shall be included in internal control systems and internal audit items.
 
(b) In principle, the documents provided by offshore enterprises shall be certified or issued by the government of the home jurisdictions, or issued by the registration agencies certified by the government of the home jurisdiction.  The certificates issued by the agencies are not acceptable.
 
(c) The client identification procedures shall be proceeded with again and the risk level shall be reviewed for the existing clients before December 31, 2017.
 
(2) An OIU may seek assistance from certain offshore institutions or professionals (lawyers or accountants) to conduct client identification procedure and the relevant compliance matters.
 
(3) An OIU shall not solicit or assist onshore clients in transferring to non-residents to purchase insurance products when conducting insurance business and business transactions, and the relevant internal control systems shall be established.
 
(4) The amendments will be enforced from January 1, 2018.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Peter Huang
 
Securities firms
 
7.     Amendment to Issues Regarding Convertible Corporate Bonds and Corporate Bonds with Warrants.
 
On June 15, 2017, the Taiwan Securities Association (TSA) announced amendments to the Rules Governing the Underwriting or Re-selling of Securities by Securities Firms (Re-selling Rule), and the Regulations Governing the Offering and Issuance of Securities by Securities Issuers Managed by Underwriters (Regulation).  We summarize below:
 
(1) Re-selling Rule:
 
(a) The bidding price of convertible corporate bonds shall be calculated as one hundred dollars equally.
 
(b) The minimum underwritten price of convertible corporate bonds and corporate bonds with warrants shall not be less than the 90% of the amount of that the theoretical price minus the liquidity premium.
 
(c) The first listing price of convertible corporate bonds and the underwritten price of a portion of the securities subscribed by the securities firm for its own account are exempt from the provision limited to above prices as the certain multiple of the minimum.
 
(2) Self-regulatory Regulation provides that in the case of auction, the based convertible price shall be calculated on the basis of the simple arithmetic average of the closing acquisition of the ordinary shares on one of the first, third or fifth business day prior to the date when the auction agreement shall be reported to TSA
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Edison Tang
 
Securities
 
8.     Draft Amendments to the Regulations Governing the Preparation of Financial Reports by Securities Issuers
 
The FSC announced on June 26, 2017, amendments to the Regulations Governing the Preparation of Financial Reports by Securities Issuers to reflect the adoption of accounting standards in 2018, i.e. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 9 "Financial Instruments" and IFRS 15 "Revenue from Contracts with Customers".
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu/ Peter Huang
 
Telecommunication
 
9.     Administrative Interpretation of Regulations on Satellite Broadcasting Program Supplier Broadcasting Domestically-Produced Programs
 
On June 21, 2017, the National Communications Commission ("NCC") issued an interpretation to Subparagraph 2, Article 5 of the Regulations on Satellite Broadcasting Program Supplier Broadcasting Domestically-Produced Programs, which exempts the program supplier from the restriction of broadcasting a certain percentage of domestic programs if its operation plan states that the objective of its channel is to provide foreign programs and 95% or more of the programs provided by said channel are foreign programs.
 
Reported by: Kangshen Liu / Nereid Lin
 
10. Draft of Amendments to the Regulations for Administration of Base Stations of Mobile Communications Network Businesses
 
On June 28, 2017, the NCC announced draft amendments to the Regulations for Administration of Base Stations of Mobile Communications Network Businesses, which includes requirements of establishment and specification of backup power and wind-proof ability of base stations and amendments to the scope of "auxiliary equipment" of base stations.
 
Reported by: Kangshen Liu / Nereid Lin
 
Intellectual Property
 
11. Amendments to Patent Examination Guidelines
 
On June 27, 2017, the Ministry of Economic Affairs ("MOEA") announced that the amendments to Patent Examination Guidelines, Part II, Substantive Examination for Invention Patents, Chapter 3, Patentability, Section 3, Inventive Step took effect as of July 1, 2017.  Please refer to Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No. 265).
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Linda Cheng
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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