Huang Tao


Mr. Huang Tao is a senior partner and the managing partner of the dispute resolution group of King & Wood Mallesons. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Areas of practice

Mr. Huang’s practice focuses on cross-border dispute resolution. He has over 20 years’ experience in international civil and commercial litigation and arbitration.

Mr. Huang has represented well-known domestic and international companies in hundreds of commercial and maritime cases before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”), the ICC International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC Court”), the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (“SCC”), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (“HKIAC”) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”). His representations primarily involve disputes in international trade, cross-border investment and financing and M&As. Mr. Huang has also successfully acted for clients, including large state-owned enterprises and private companies to deal with judicial investigations and trial proceedings in relation to their overseas investments in foreign jurisdictions. In addition, Mr. Huang has represented for hundreds of foreign-related civil and commercial litigation cases before PRC courts at all levels, involving applications to recognize and enforce or set aside foreign arbitral awards. 

From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Huang was appointed as a head of the legal working group for the Beijing Organizing Committee of the 29th Olympic Games (“BOCOG”), leading the working group in providing comprehensive legal services to the BOCOG. 

In 2015, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Bid Committee invited Mr. Huang to be the presenter for its legal theme.

Awards & Accolades

Mr. Huang earns the recognition of “Eminent Practitioner” by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020 in Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration (PRC Firms);a “Leading Individual” in the field of dispute resolution in China by Legal 500 and recognized as a "Market-leading Lawyer" by Asialaw Profiles. In 2017, Mr. Huang was listed as one of "China's Top 15 Litigation Lawyers" by Asian Legal Business. In 2018, Mr. Huang was selected as "China's Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year" by Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation ,"Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year" by China Law & Practice and “The A-List 2018: China’s elite lawyers” by China Business Law Journal.

In 2018, Mr.Huang has been appointed as a panel expert to the Committee for Trail Supervision over Civil and Administrative Proceedings by the Supreme People's Procuratorate.

Work Experience

Huang Tao joined King & Wood Mallesons in 1999. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at Beijing Huanzhong & Partners. In 2010, Mr. Huang worked as a visiting lawyer in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York.

Mr. Huang graduated from the University of International Business and Economics, where he attained his LL.B. and LL.M. He was admitted to practice law in PRC in 1994. 

Legal insights

We contributed to the third edition of GAR's The Guide to M&A Arbitration.

19 February 2021

We explore the first order under the new interim measures Arrangement that came into effect on 1 October 2019.

11 October 2019

The new interim measures Arrangement will come into effect on 1 October 2019 for both China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR.

26 September 2019

This article analyses the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings.

04 April 2019

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