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. 284)II
2017-11-22    
10.     Amendments of the Guidelines for Insurance Company Operate Electronic Commerce
 
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Insurance Bureau announced the amendments to Guidelines for Insurance Company Operate Electronic Commerce on November 20, 2017.  We summarize the main points below:
 
(1)   To increase the insurance fee to NTD100,000 of the property insurance per policy.
 
(2)   To provide that the consumer can buy insurance through the APP which is set up by the insurance company.
 
(3)   To add the types of insurance which can be bought online and to increase the travel insurance dollar limit.
 
(4)   To allow parents to buy travel insurance for their children under 7 years of age.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Allen Lai
 
11.     Guidelines of Operate Online Insurance Business for Insurance Agent Companies and Insurance Broker Companies
 
On November 3, 2017. The Financial Supervisory Commission ("FSC") Insurance Bureau announced the Guidelines of Operate Online Insurance Business for Insurance Agent Companies and Insurance Broker Companies.  The bill aims to:
 
(1)  Specify the definitions of "Online Insurance Business";
 
(2)  Specify the qualifications and conditions for insurance agent companies, insurance broker companies and the banks have insurance agents and insurance brokers to apply for online insurance business:
 
(3)  Rule that the co-operative or agency insurance company shall follow "Guidelines for Insurance Company Operate Electronic Commerce" to operate the online insurance:
 
(4)  Rule on compliance procedure for issues:
 
(5)  The online insurance signed meeting shall be convened to ensure that the products comply with the policy terms, to establish the systems to know the needs of applicants and the compliance between the product and service, and to review the related laws or regulations and consumer protection before the first sign and operate automatic system.  The review meeting shall be convened at least once a season.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Allen Lai
 
Insurance
 
12.     Amendments to Regulations Governing Pre-sale Procedures for Insurance Products
 
On November 8, 2017, the Financial Supervisory Commission ("FSC") announced amendments to Regulations Governing Pre-sale Procedures for Insurance Products.  Please refer to Item 6 of Issue No. 276 of the Lexgroup Newsletter for details.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
Finance
 
13.     Announcement of "Regulations Governing Internal Operating Systems and Procedures for Banks Conducting Financial Derivatives Business"
 
On October 27, 2017, the FSC made a pre-announcement of amendments to "Regulations Governing Internal Operating Systems and Procedures for Banks Conducting Financial Derivatives Business" ("Regulations"), which we summarize as follows:
 
(1)   The Agriculture Bank and postal offices providing services of depositing, exchange and remittance will be included as professional institutional investors, and a subsidiary with 100% of its shares held by a high net worth corporate investor will be included as high net worth corporate investor as well after due application.  In the annual review of qualification of professional customers, the bank may not need to review their professional knowledge and trading experiences, provided that such customers are listed or OTC-listed.
 
(2)  It is specified that the bank shall establish evaluation and control mechanisms for financial derivatives.
 
(3)  It is specified that the bank shall perform an annual review of evaluation of customer attributes and results of classification.  Personnel for performing said evaluation and personnel for recommendation shall not be the same, and the first evaluation performed on individuals shall be recorded.
 
(4)  It is specified that the bank shall establish trading control mechanisms for structured products.
 
(5)  The scope of customers who are subject to the evaluation and classification regarding financial derivatives and structured products is extended to include all customers other than professional institutional investors and high net worth corporate investors.
 
(6)  It is specified that trading of convertible bond asset swaps for Taiwan stock equity products shall be subject to relevant regulations for securities firms.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Nereid Lin
 
14. Announcement of the draft “Regulations on Application for Investment in Venture Capitals and Management Consulting Business of Commercial bank”
 
The Financial Supervisory Commission announced the draft “Regulations on Application for Investment in Venture Capitals and Management Consulting Business of Commercial bank” on November 3, 2017, which we summarize as follows: 
 
(1) The establishment or public offer of a management consulting business of a venture capital firm is subject to “Other approved financial businesses by the competent authorities” under Paragraph 4, Article 74 of the Banking Act.
 
(2) Caps on the total investment amount by commercial banks in the venture capitals and the shareholdings of the enterprises invested by such venture capitals.
 
(3) The responsible persons or employees of commercial banks shall not act as the manager of the enterprises invested by such venture capital invested by commercial banks.
 
(4) Where the commercial bank conduct loan facilities and transactions other than loan facilities with the invested venture capitals, management consulting enterprises and enterprises invested in by the venture capitals, such transactions shall follow the provisions regarding interest related parties under the Banking Act and the Financial Holding Company Act.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Rady Lee
 
Intellectual Property
 
15. Examination Guidelines concerning Trademark Dispute Case Procedures
 
On October 30, 2017, the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced Examination Guidelines concerning Trademark Dispute Case Procedures, which took effect as of the same day.  The guidelines includes the contents regarding (1) formal matters to be stated for trademark dispute cases; (2) a statement of facts and reasons; (3) notification for submitting supplement and deadlines; (4) notification for filing a response and comments; (5) reasons for suspension of proceedings; (6) ex officio invalidation or revocation; and (7) remand after revocation of the original action.
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Linda Cheng
 
Food and Drug Administration
                                     
16. Amendment to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation
 
On October 31, 2017, the Legislative Yuan passed three readings of the amendments to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation. We summarize the amendments below:
 
(1)   It is stipulated that food businesses must maintain documents relevant to the source of raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products (Article 9).
 
(2)   In view of the amendments to the Criminal Code, the provisions on confiscation and compulsory collection have been deleted; further, it is stipulated that, when there are obvious difficulties in determining the range and amount of criminally obtained assets and compulsory collection, the range and amount can be determined by estimation (Articles 49-1 and 56-1).
 
Reported by: Jolene Wang / Crick Liang
 
Finance
 
17. Amendment to Regulations Governing the Capital Adequacy
 
The Financial Supervisory Commission issued an amendment to regulations governing banks' capital adequacy on October, 31, 2017. Such amendment shall take effect on December, 31, 2017, which we summarize as follows:
 
(1)  Risk weights for credits secured by residential real estate: For those qualified as houses of the self-use residence, the risk weights is reduced from 45% to 35%; for those not qualified, ,the risk weights is reduced from 100% to 75%.
 
(2)   Risk weights of equity securities investment: For those investments qualified or not qualified as financial-related industry account trading book, the risk weights are reduced from 400% (for those with open-traded markets: 300%) to 200% and 100%, respectively, adopting current international regulations.
 
Reported by: Stacy Lo / Rady Lee
 
SITE/SICE
 
18. Amendments to the ''Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Association of the R.O.C.'s template for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorism Financing Guidelines for Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Business''
 
On November 13, 2017, the amendments to the ''Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Association of the R.O.C.'s template for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorism Financing Guidelines for Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Business'', its Annex ''Directions for the evaluation of AML/CFT risk and the set-up of AML/CFT plan for Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Business'' and its Appendix ''Patterns for Suspicious Money Laundry and Terrorism Financing Transactions'' were announced by a ruling of the FSC which was forwarded by the Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Association.  We summarize the key points below:
 
(1)     This amends certain articles to be in harmony with the Money Laundering Control Act, Terrorism Financing Control Act, Regulations Governing Anti-Money Laundering of Financial Institutions and Directions Governing the Internal Control System for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorism Financing of the Securities and Futures Sector;
 
(2)     Securities investment trust enterprises and securities investment consulting enterprises (''SITE/SICE'') shall use the form produced by the Ministry of Justice for the reports on suspicious money laundry and terrorism financing transactions;
 
(3)     In regard to the requirement which provides that related personnel and chief officer shall attend educational training for anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing at least 12 hours a year, ''year'' shall refer to calendar year (i.e. from January 1 to December 31);
 
(4)     The Amendment removes the high risk countries/areas list for money laundering and terrorism financing. SITEs/SICEs may set up their own lists in consideration of its risk; and
 
(5)     SITEs/SICEs shall fully implement the amendments and report the amended guidelines to the FSC by the end of December 2017.
 
Reported by: Jeffrey Liu / Caitlyn Kao
 
Telecommunication
 
19. Amendments to "Regulations Governing Network Interconnection among Telecommunications Enterprises"
On November 1, 2017, the National Communications Commission announced amendments to "Regulations Governing Network Interconnection among Telecommunications Enterprises ("Regulations")."  The amendments remove from the Regulations the language relevant to mobile phone businesses whose services have been terminated and specify that the termination fee and unbundling of network elements of mobile broadband operators shall also be subject to the Regulations.
 
Reported by: Kang-Shen Liu / Nereid Lin
Editors:
Mike Lu (Partner)
Stacy Lo (Partner)
Jeffrey Liu (Partner)
Kang-Shen Liu (Partner)
David Tsai (Partner)
Counselors:
Echo Yeh
Sue Su
Shih-Jung Lee
Jolene Wang (Lexcel Partners IP)

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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" and "Dispute Resolution" in Taiwan. Mike Lu and Echo Yeh were recommended.

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