Phone:+886-2-2511-1001
Email:hc.kuo@pontislaw.com

Houchih Kuo is an arbitration expert and regularly advises on a wide array of cross-border arbitration cases.

Experience
  • Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Philip Morris International
  • Head of International Arbitration Division, Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA)
  • Adjunct Assistant Law Professor at Overseas Chinese University and Chihlee Institute of Technology
  • Adjunct Researcher, Asia Research Center, National Taipei University
  • Summer Associate, Jones Day
Preferred areas of practice
  • Corporate Legal Matters
  • Cross-Border Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property Rights
Education
  • LL.M. Intellectual Property Law, the George Washington University Law School
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • M.A. International Relations, National Taiwan University
  • B.A. University of British Columbia
Publications and Talks
  • Chapter 15. Taiwan, Respondek & Fan’s Asia Arbitration Guide 2nd Ed. (2011) pp.169-188. by Houchih Kuo, Nathan Kaiser, Indy Liu et al.,
  • “Useful Tips for International Commercial Contract Negotiators,” A Guide to the Negotiation and the Drafting of Transnational Commercial Contracts (2013). (In Chinese) by Houchih Kuo
  • “A New Way to Resolve Taiwan’s Construction Disputes: Introducing Taiwan’s First Dispute Review Board Rules,” International Bar Association Arbitration News, March 2011 pp. 58-60, by Houchih Kuo and Adam Shapiro
  • “Report on the 2010 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation,” International Bar Association Arbitration News, March 2011 pp. 68-70.
  • “The Issue of Repeat Arbitrators: Is It a Problem and How Should the Arbitral Institutions Respond?” 4(2) Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal 245 (November, 2011), pp. 245-269.
  • “Protection of Taiwanese Investors Under Third Party Bilateral Investment Treaties, Ways, Means and Limits of Treaty Shopping,” the Arbitration Quarterly, Issue 1 (2012). (In Chinese), by Houchih Kuo and Stephan Wilske
  • "Taiwanese Court's Refusal to Recognize Ad Hoc Arbitration: Implications of the Decision and the Future of Ad Hoc Arbitration in Taiwan”, Asia Dispute Review, April, 2012
Others
  • Chair, Taiwan Chapter, East Asia Branch, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Country Reporter (Taiwan), ITA Board of Reporters, Kluwer Arbitration
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • Member of American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
  • Member of Taiwan Jurist Association
  • Member of Taipei Banga Rotary Club