Expert Witness on Chinese Laws

Dong Wang

Expert Witness on Chinese Laws

A cross-jurisdictionallegal researcher practitioner in China and New Zealand
with lawyer’s qualification in both countries


1.Expertise in Chinese law

Dong Wang

Mr. Dong Wang is a legal researcher/practitioner in China and New Zealand with lawyer’s qualification in both countries. He has been admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand after 5 years of legal work and law study in New Zealand and is a member of Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand. The cross-jurisdiction qualifications enable him to gain comparative insights into Chinese laws.

Dong Wang Barrister Certificate

He joined the legal industry in 2003 after working as as an environmental engineer/chief at a power plant for 10 years in China. After being admitted to the China Lawyer’s Association in 2004, he has been practicing law as a generalist lawyer and is the founding partner of Royal Law Firm China. After he came to New Zealand in 2016, he has still frequently been involved in complex, difficult legal issues requested by his colleagues in the Chinese law firm because they trust his experience and professionalism.

His twenty-year practice in Chinese law equips him with extensive practical experience and a deep understanding of the Chinese judicial system, legal procedure, and their history, including their developments, current status, and flaws. His legal practice in Chinese law involves contract law, marital and family law, guarantee law, company law, foreign investment law, employment law, civil and tort laws. He is particularly familiar with foreign-related jurisdiction and applicable rules in 2023 Civil Procedure Law, the 2010 Choice of Law for Foreign-related Civil Relationships, and relating judicial interpretations or administrative regulations. He also has some experience in New Zealand laws.

From 2022 to now, he provided three expert reports to the Supreme Court of Queensland and Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, for a contract dispute and a wrongful death regarding Chinese legal system and Chinese civil and employment laws. The instructing expert company praised his reports for being “clear and thorough”. His background, which combines extensive practical experience, strong legal research skills, and common law qualification, offer a unique perspective valuable in complex Chinese legal matters.

2.Summary of Career

Time period                   Position, employer, and work description
From 2017 to 2018 Legal consultant of Rowland Woods Legal in Wellington. Immigration work including assistance of visa application, business categories, and commercial disputes.   
From 2015 onwards Founding partner of Royal Law Firm in China. Generalist legal service involving commercial, contract, marital and family, guarantee, foreign investment, and civil and tort laws.  
From 2003 to 2015 Founding partner of Royal Law Firm in China. Generalist legal service involving commercial, contract, marital and family, guarantee, foreign investment, civil and tort laws, and one-year U.S-anti-dumping response work for Chinese companies.
From 1992 to 2003 Environment manager (since 2000) and environmental engineer of Shenzhen Mawan Power Plant, China. Environmental management and supervision, environmental reporting, environmental monitoring (equipment maintenance for gas monitoring and water quality analyses).  
From 2013 to 2016 Part-time employment arbitrator of Shenzhen Labor Arbitration Committee. Handling employment cases: arbitration hearings, mediations, and arbitration awards.
From 2018 onwards Volunteer for Citizens Advice Bureau and Community Patrol.
From 2021 onwards Writer & researcher: Chinese commercial and employment laws.

3.Summary of Education

Time period

                              Education history

From 2018 to 2021

Graduate certificate in Law graduated from Victoria University of Wellington. Papers include contract, tort, criminal, public, commercial, property, and other laws.

From 2003 to 2005

Master of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law.

From 1994 to 1997

Bachelor of environmental engineering, Nanchang University.

From 1989 to 1992

Diploma of environmental engineering, Nanchang University.

4.Publications

“How to handle non-competition issues”, CHINA LABOR, the first issue of 2014, January 2014.
“The Big Stick of U.S. Trade Protection: Section 337”, SHENZHEN LAWYER, the third issue of 2003
“Economic Analysis Report on the Operation of Desulfurization System for Unit #4 at Ma Wan Power Plant“ Electric Power Environmental Protection, the fourth issue of 2002, December.
“Preliminary Discussion on Environmental Protection Management Work in Coal-fired Power Plants” , Electric Power Environmental Protection, the fourth Issue of 2000.
“Flue Gas Dilution Sampling System at Ma Wan Power Plant”, Electric Power Environmental Protection” , the fourth Issue of 1998.
“Emphasizing Environmental Protection to Achieve Clean Production” Professional Article”, Power Industry Newsletter,the third Issue of 1998.

New book draft: “Chinese Business Law in Foreign Court Rooms” is underway.
New book draft: “Employment Law in China: A Practical Guide” is in the process of publication.

5.Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Lawyer with current practising certificate in China.
Member of Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand.
Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor.
Certificate of first-class human resource officer in China.

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member of Chinese Lawyer’s Association.
Member of Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand.
Interviewer of Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I was a frequent speaker for Shenzhen Foreign Service Centre on International Trade and Business Law in China.
I was a frequent speaker for industrial zones on employment law and local communities on family law in China.
I was a guest speaker for Lexisnexis in New Zealand on the topic “Doing Business in China”.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Two occasions.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Chinese Tort Law
Chinese Employment Law
Chinese Civil Procedure Law

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 3 years

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Report Provision
Testimony in Courts
Legal advice on Chinese laws

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 200 US dollars

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 200 US dollars

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 300 US dollars

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 300 US dollars


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