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Relevant Laws

Title:Securities and Exchange Act (2021.01.27)
Article 177-1 (Penal Provisions)
    A securities firm that violates the provisions of Article 74 or Article 84 shall be fined an amount not greater than the purchase price of the acquired securities. However, the fine imposed shall not be less than NT$240,000.
Article 178-1 (Penal Provisions)
    If a securities firm, an enterprise as set forth in Article 18, paragraph 1, a securities dealers association, a stock exchange, or an over-the-counter securities market commits any of the following violations, the violating entity or association may be punished with an administrative fine of not less than NT$240,000 and not more than NT$4.8 million, and the Competent Authority may order it to comply within a prescribed time period; if it fails to comply within the specified period, consecutive fines may be imposed:
  1. Violation of Article 14, paragraph 3, Article 14-1, paragraph 1 or 3, Article 21-1, paragraph 5, Article 58, Article 61, Article 69, paragraph 1, Article 79, Article 141, Article 144, Article 145, paragraph 2, Article 147, Article 152, or Article 159; or Article 61, Article 141, Article 144, Article 145, paragraph 2, or Article 147 as applied mutatis mutandis under Article 165-1 or 165-2.
  2. Failure to submit account books, forms/statements, documents, or other reference or report materials within a specified time period as ordered by the Competent Authority, or evasion, impeding, or refusal of an examination duly conducted out by the Competent Authority.
  3. Failure to comply with relevant provisions regarding the preparation, submission, public announcement, maintenance, or preservation of account books, forms/statements, vouchers, financial reports or other relevant business documents as required by this Act or by orders issued by the Competent Authority pursuant to this Act.
  4. A securities firm or an enterprise as set forth in Article 18, paragraph 1 fails to strictly implement its internal control system.
  5. An enterprise as set forth in Article 18, paragraph 1 violates the regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph 2 of the same article, governing finances, operation, or management.
  6. A securities firm violates the provisions of the regulations adopted pursuant to Article 22, paragraph 4 governing the issuance of other securities that have received approval from the Competent Authority, or the provisions of the standards or regulations adopted pursuant to Article 44, paragraph 4, the regulations adopted pursuant to Article 60, paragraph 2, the regulations adopted pursuant to Article 62, paragraph 2, or the regulations adopted pursuant to Article 70, governing finances, operations, or management.
  7. An over-the-counter securities market violates the provisions of regulations adopted pursuant to Article 62, paragraph 2, a securities dealers association violates the provisions of regulations adopted pursuant to Article 90, or a stock exchange violates the provisions of regulations adopted pursuant to Article 93, Article 95 or Article 102, governing finances, operations, or management.
    The penalty for a violation punishable by an administrative fine under the preceding paragraph may be remitted, or the violator may be ordered to correct the violation within a prescribed time period and the penalty remitted once the violation has been corrected, if the violation is minor.