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Shilin Huang

Shilin Huang is a partner in K&L Gates’ Taipei office whose practice focuses on dispute resolution, including commercial litigation and international arbitration. He has extensive domestic and cross-border litigation experience, covering patent, commercial disputes, and white collar crime defense. He has successfully defended numerous high-profile cases, including one politically sensitive case when Taiwan was just opened for opposition party activity and one financial holding takeover case after 15 years of legal battles to acquit a client. His opinions were selected twice by the Supreme Court of the Republic of China and published in the Judicial Yuan Gazette in his early days of practice.

Other than litigation, he also has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration. He acts as counsel for arbitration in arbitrations administered by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration, Milan Arbitration Commission, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), and Chinese Arbitration Association (CAA). He also acts as co-arbitrator and chief arbitrator from time to time for arbitrations administered by CAA. He is currently appointed to serve as the ICC Member of the International Court of Arbitration in 2021 to carry out duties for the ICC Court of Arbitration under its arbitration rules.

Shilin has lectured on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) in an international program at a university, which is one of the most popular classes in the program.

  • Ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2023
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, 2018–2023
  • ICC Member of the International Court of Arbitration (2021–2024)
  • CAA Member of Ethics Committee (2020–2023)
  • CAA International Arbitration Centre Member of Court of Arbitration (2019–2022)
  • Adjunct lecturer at Tamkang University
  • “Governing Law, Venue, Seat and One China Principle,” Baltic Arbitration Day, August 13, 2021
  • “Explanation of arbitrator’s disclosure obligation from recent UK Supreme Court judgment in Halliburton v Chubb case,” CAA, June 1, 2021
  • “The ethics regulations arbitrators and parties shall comply: The IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International,” Seminar hosted by CAA and Taipei Bar Association, September 23, 2020
  • Mock hearing for Case Management Conference at Arbitration Practices Seminar hosted by CAA and Judicial Yuan, November 22, 2019
  • “Comments on Ethical Regulations under Taiwan Arbitration Practices,” CAA Cross-strait series events, November 30, 2018
  • “ICC Mock Arbitration,” Taipei Arbitration Week, 2018
  • “Distinctiveness of ICC Arbitration,” Philippines Arbitration Day, 2018
  • “A Look at Court Decisions on Challenges to Arbitrators from International Arbitration Practices,” Judges Academy, 2017
  • “ICC Rules for the Administration of Expertise Proceedings,” ICC Asia Conference, 2016
  • “ICC Awards Relating to Arbitration Fees,” China Arbitration Day, 2016
  • “Revisiting Arbitration Developments in the Greater China Area – Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, East China University of Political Science and Law, 2015
  • “The Fun of Dispute Resolution,” Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, 2014  
  • “A Comparison of International and Domestic Arbitration Practice,” East China University of Political Science and Law, 2014
  • “Resolving Disputes Through International Arbitration under the IPA,” CIArb Taiwan Chapter (East Asia Branch), 2013
  • “Legal system in Taiwan,” National Taiwan University, 2013
  • “Introduction to International Arbitration,” National Taipei University, 2013
  • “Corporate Governance,” Minghsin University of Science and Technology, 2013
  • “Recent Development of Insider Trading in U.S.,” CID Group, 2012
  • “Arbitration in Taiwan Region and Recent developments in Greater China Dispute Resolution,” Munich China Arbitration Day, 2012
  • “Insider Trading,” National Taipei University, 2009  
  • “Cross-border Litigations,” Soochow University, 2008
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • “Justice must be seen to be done – The Role of CAA in effectuating Arbitrators’ Duty of Disclosure in TRF Arbitration Cases,” CAA, April 13, 2021
  • “A Look at Challenge Mechanism under Taiwan Arbitration Practices from IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration and International Arbitration Practices,” January 2019
  • “Factors Potentially Compromise the Independency of the Letter of Credit in Taiwan,” International Litigation News, September 2013
  • The International Arbitration Review, Taiwan Chapter, Fourth Edition, July 2013
  • The Dispute Resolution Review, Taiwan Chapter, Fourth Edition, April 2012  
  • “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Taiwan’s Legal Regime for Handling Investments from PRC Entities,” China Law & Practice, November 2005
  • “Security over Immovables in Selected Jurisdictions: Taiwan,” The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Special Issue, 2005
Additional News & Event Pages
  • "Overview of arbitration and dispute resolution in Taiwan," Asia Business Law Journal, August 5, 2021

Shilin enters the rankings this year by demonstrating strong expertise in arbitrations. He possesses considerable knowledge handing commercial and IP disputes.

Chambers Greater China Region Guide 2023

He has highly practical experience in commercial disputes between enterprises. 

Chambers Greater China Region Guide 2023

Head of department Shilin Huang is unmatched as a commercial litigator, with 20 years experience and recent notable work in toxic tort, commercial litigation and government procurement. 

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2023

Overseen by 'brilliant litigator' Shilin Huang, the practice focuses on tort litigation, construction-related disputes, and white-collar crime investigations, with cross-border mandates frequenting the workload.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2021

Shilin Huang, who specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration, has extensive cross-Strait litigation experience.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2019
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