2022 年 4 月 14 日

Introduction to the Regulatory Framework of Electronic Payment and Third-Party Payment in Taiwan

Insight April 2022
Elva Chuang and Weke Chen
2022 年 3 月 22 日

Can a Member of the Joint Tendering Team of a Government Procurement Project Apply for Mediation of Contract Performance Disputes or File a Lawsuit Against the Project Owner to Seek Compensation Alone? (Taiwan)

Insight March 2022
Elizabeth Pai and Jiselle Ong
2022 年 3 月 8 日

The TFTC Released the Initial Draft of the White Paper on Competition Policy in the Digital Economy to Solicit Public Opinions

Alert March 2022
Aaron Chen and Sally Yang
2022 年 2 月 23 日

Implementation of the Taiwan Constitutional Court Procedure Act and the Points to Note

Insight February 2022
Tina Lee
2022 年 2 月 22 日

The Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan Preannounced the Draft Amendments to the Provisions on the Threshold for Reporting and Announcing Substantial Shareholdings Under the Securities and Exchange Act

Alert February 2022
Oli Wang and Tina Lee
2022 年 2 月 22 日

The Fair Trade Commission of Taiwan Preannounced the Draft Amendments to Laws and Regulations Related to Pre-merger Notification Cases

Alert February 2022
Aaron Chen and Sally Yang
2022 年 1 月 28 日

Intellectual Property Ownership in a Joint Development Case

Insight January 2022
Jaime Cheng and Albert Yen
2022 年 1 月 17 日

Feature Article on China’s Personal Information Protection Law (6) – Processing Requirements for Sensitive Personal Information under the Personal Information Protection Law and Recommendations

Special Column - January 2022
2022 年 1 月 12 日

Feature Article on China’s Personal Information Protection Law (5) – Compliance Issues Concerning Enterprises’ Processing of Employee Personal Information under the Personal Information Protection Law (Mainland China)

Joyce Wen and Teresa Huang The PIPL as promulgated puts forward new requirements for the processing of employee personal information in the course of employment, and enterprises will also face compliance risks in the protection of personal information. This article seeks to sort out the highlights of the PIPL concerning an enterprise's processing of its employee personal information.
2021 年 12 月 1 日

Taiwan Fair Trade Commission’s Penalty on Digital Platform — the Foodpanda Case (Taiwan)

Aaron Chen & Sally Yang In September 2021, Fair Trade Commission fined food delivery platform Foodpanda NT$2 million for its improper restriction on trading counterparts’ business activity and restrain competition constituting a violation of Paragraph 5, Article 20 of the Fair Trade Act. This article analyzes noteworthy aspects of this case and raises issues worthy of further discussion from a private practice perspective.
2021 年 12 月 1 日

The Reasonable Scope for Post-Employment Non-compete clause (Taiwan)

Elizabeth Pai and Jack Hsieh The reasonable scope for post-employment non-compete clause is determined on a case by case basis.
2021 年 11 月 25 日

Feature Article on China’s Personal Information Protection Law (4) – Personal Information Protection Law’s Impact on APP and Internet Operators (Mainland China)

Elva Chuang and Teresa Huang After the Personal Information Protection Law goes into effect, current common practices for collecting information adopted by applications and internet operators may require rectification as the applications and internet operators may be at the risk of violating the laws. This article will explain the legal compliance issues that applications and internet operators should pay special attention to for relevant business operators' reference.
2021 年 11 月 17 日

Feature Articles on China’s Personal Information Protection Law (3) – Special Regulations and Requirements on Cross-Border Data Transmission (Mainland China)

Joyce Wen, Elva Chuang and Teresa Huang When domestic businesses transfer personal information abroad, legal issues on cross-border information transfer are involved. This article will briefly explain how to legally perform cross-border information transfers, how the oversea receiver should process such information, and how businesses should deal with any cross-border information transfer issues.
2021 年 11 月 1 日

Feature Articles on China’s Personal Information Protection Law (2) – The Impact of “Personal Information Protection Law” on Foreign Information-processors (Mainland China)

Joyce Wen, Elva Chuang and Teresa Huang The Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) extends the applicable scope of the law to cover foreign activities conducted by foreign entities. This article will briefly clarify the activities conducted by foreign information-processors that would subject them to the PIPL and the obligations and responsibilities that such foreign information-processors should perform.
2021 年 10 月 14 日

Trends in Judicial Decisions regarding Labor Disputes that involve Overtime Salary (Mainland China)

Jolene Chen and Teresa Huang[1] The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and Supreme People’s Court issued on June 30th, 2021, the “Typical Cases of Labor and Personnel Disputes,” announcing several judicial decisions regarding labor disputes that involve overtime […]
2021 年 10 月 4 日

Feature Articles on China’s Personal Information Protection Law (1) – Personal Information Protection Law Summary (Mainland China)

Karl Zhang and Teresa Huang[1] On August 20, 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed the “Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL),” which will come into effect on November 1, 2021.  Its main contents are as follow: 1. […]
2021 年 10 月 1 日

How Can Enterprises Enhance the Protection of Intangible Assets via Employment Agreements (Taiwan)

Elizabeth Pai and Albert Yen[1] “Assets” generally refer to all kinds of economic resources that may be used to reap benefits and typically consist of tangible assets (land, factories, equipment, funds, and inventory, which exist in a specific physical form) […]
2021 年 9 月 22 日

Guidelines for the new Medical Devices Act (Taiwan)

Teresa Huang and Oli Wong[1] Medical devices are governed previously under the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act. On December 13, 2019, the Legislative Yuan adopted the “Medical Devices Act” (the “Act”) through the third-readings procedure, separating the governance of such medical devices […]
2021 年 9 月 1 日

Examples of Monitored Transactions under Article 12, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 2 of the “Regulations Governing Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing for Enterprise Handling Virtual Currency Platform and Transaction” (Taiwan)

Teresa Huang and Jack Hsieh On July 27, 2021, The Financial Supervisory Commission (“FSC”) promulgated the examples (as the table below) of monitored transactions under Article 12, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 2 of the “Regulations Governing Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing […]
2021 年 9 月 1 日

New Regulation Summary: foreign companies’ Taiwan office may be directly converted to a branch office (Taiwan)

Angela Wu[1] 1. Summary of new regulation Generally, the entities of foreign companies investing in Taiwan can be categorized into subsidiaries, branches, and representative offices according to the scope of their intending business operation. Each category has its corresponding registration […]
2021 年 8 月 1 日

Introduction of the Draft Amendments to the Patent Law – Review and Dispute Litigation (Taiwan)

Eddie Shih[1] and Jane Tsai[2] I. Summary of the Draft Amendments to the Patent Law 1. Expiration of the pre-announcement period of the second version of the draft, which is the largest scale of partial amendments in recent years, on […]
2021 年 7 月 16 日

Notes for Shareholders Meetings During the Pandemic 2 – Non-Public Companies (Taiwan)

Teresa Huang and Yuki Chiang Department of Commerce of the Ministry of Economic Affairs announcement: the Central Epidemic Command Center declared on May 19, 2021 that the nationwide Covid-19 Alert has been raised to Level 3, where indoor social gatherings […]
2021 年 7 月 16 日

Notes for Shareholders Meetings During the Pandemic 1 – Public Companies (Taiwan)

Teresa Huang and Jack Hsieh The Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) announced that public companies should suspend the convening of shareholders’ meetings from May 24 to June 30, 2021. The meetings shall be postposed to the period from July 1 to August […]
2021 年 7 月 2 日

Dedicated Sustainable Bond Segment Launched by the Taipei Exchange (Taiwan)

Grace Chou[1] According to the announcement made by the Taipei Exchange, in view of the actual and current needs in the financial market for sustainable bonds and in reference to the custom and practices in the international financial markets, the […]
2021 年 7 月 1 日

Draft EU AI Regulation (Taiwan)

Hannah Kuo and Jaime Cheng[1] On April 21, 2021, the European Commission released a draft proposal for the Artificial Intelligence Act[2] (hereinafter, the “Draft AIA”), which is a continuation of the strategies proposed in the EU’s White Paper on Artificial […]
2021 年 7 月 1 日

Scope of Enterprises Handling Virtual Currency Platforms and Transaction Business under Money Laundering Control Act (Taiwan)

Elva Chuang The Financial Supervisory Commission (“FSC”), as the authority in charge of money laundering prevention for enterprises handling virtual currency trading platforms and transaction business (hereinafter, the “Virtual Currency Enterprises”), prepared and released the draft Regulations on Money Laundering […]
2021 年 6 月 29 日

Starting from July 1, 2021, the status of the FTC’s review of a merger notification application may be checked online (Taiwan)

Aaron Chen & Sally Yang The Fair Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a press release on June 28, 2021 in which it announced that starting from July 1, 2021, the FTC will provide a way for applicants to inquire online the […]
2021 年 6 月 17 日

Highlights of the Draft Offshore Wind Energy Zonal Development Plan (Taiwan)

Grace Chou[1] Jiselle Ong On May 11, 2021, the Bureau of Energy (“BOE”) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (“MOEA”) announced the draft Offshore Wind Energy Zonal Development Plan for the Phase III Offshore Wind Energy Zonal Developer Selection Mechanism[2] […]
2021 年 6 月 1 日

Imminent Implementation of the Commercial Case Adjudication Law (Taiwan)

Aaron Chen and Nora Shih [1] After the Commercial Case Adjudication Law (hereinafter, the “Law”) was released on January 15, 2020, it is decided that the Law will go into effect on July 1 this year (2021).  This Law Firm […]
2021 年 6 月 1 日

Introduction to SPACs (Taiwan)

Jaime Cheng, Jack Hsieh[1] Despite being around since the 1990s, in the last two years, we’ve seen a significant surge in the number of public offerings conducted via special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) in the United States.  The number of […]