The securities firm that enters into a contract for the use of the centralized securities exchange market with the TWSE shall obtain a letter of consent from two or more securities firms at the time of executing the contract undertaking to conduct settlement matters immediately when the contracting securities firm is unable to perform its settlement obligations, and shall such mandate in writing and submit an original of each of the undertakings to the TWSE for recordation.
The mandate indicated in the preceding paragraph shall specify the priority of the securities firms to conduct settlement matters on behalf of the mandating securities firm, and the securities firm that is within the same geographic district shall take priority as the mandatary. However, if there is no other securities firm located in the same geographic district, the one that is closer to the mandating securities firm shall take priority.
If any of the following events occurs to the mandated securities firm, the mandating securities firm shall re-appoint another securities firm in accordance with the requirements set forth in preceding two paragraphs and report to the TWSE in writing for recordation:
- Termination of mandate relationship.
- Reorganization, liquidation or bankruptcy.
- Revocation of business approval by the competent authority.
- Termination of the contract by the TWSE.