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  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No. 323)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    On 19 June 2019, the President announced an amendment to the Criminal Speedy Trial Act (Amendment). We summarize the key points below: (1) The cap on accumulated period of detention during the trial is shorten from 8 years to 5 five years, which will be enforced 1 year after the announcement of the Amendment.
  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No. 324)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    Electronic Payment 1. Amendment to Rules Governing the Administration of Electronic Payment Business On 2 July 2019, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) announced the amendment to the Rules Governing the Administration of Electronic Payment Business. We summarize the key points below: (1) To allow an electronic payment institution to provide the message conveyance services among users;
  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No.322)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    Amendment to Article 251: In addition to food, agricultural products or other industrial or agricultural necessities, one who stocks up the living necessities designated by the Executive Yuan with the intention to inflate the price and refrains such objects from selling to the market without justifiable reasons shall be sentenced to imprisonment for no more than 3 years.
  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No.321)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    On 24 May 2019, the Legislative Yuan passed the third reading of the amendment to Communicable Disease Control Act.
  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No.320)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    For matters that an authorization of the government is required, any person without the authorization entering into an agreement with a foreign government or its agent shall be subject to an imprisonment of not less than five (5) years, detention, and/or a fine of not more than NTD 500,000; those who cause any injury to the citizen of the Republic of China shall be subject to life imprisonment or imprisonment for not less than seven (7) years.
  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No. 319)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    On 24 April 2019, the President announced the amendment to the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, and the effective date for this amendment will be further determined by the Executive Yuan. The penalties of the following activities will be raised, provided however that other than those imposed for agent's activities.
  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No. 318)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    On 17 April 2019, the President announced an amendment to the Banking Act. We list the major points below
  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No. 317)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    On 28 March 2019, the Executive Yuan passed the draft of amendment to Criminal Code and Criminal Code of the Armed Forces related to the drunk driving.
  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No. 316)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    On 14 March 2019, the Executive Yuan passed the draft amendment to Articles 149 and 150 of the Criminal Code related to the Offenses of Interference with Public Order. We summarized the key points below: (1) The provision of “public gathering” of these 2 Articles is amended to “gather more than three people in public or the place where unspecific people may enter”. (2) The provisions of “carrying lethal weapon” and “cause the danger to public or...
  • Lexgroup Newsletter (Issue No. 315)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: TaiwanServices: Legal
    Article 47 of the Criminal Code, which provides that the principal punishment for a recidivist shall be increased without an exception, is against the balance principle of crime and punishment. This Article shall be amended within 2 years, and before the amendment, the courts shall pursuant to the merits of this Interpretation consider whether to increase the punishment for a recidivist or not.
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