Dong Wang

Mr. Dong Wang

Royal Law Firm China
Wellington, WGN 5018, New Zealand
Mobile: +0064221262158

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.

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, and criminal law. 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.

Between 2022 and the present, he has provided four expert reports to the Courts of the United States and Australia including Supreme Courts of Queensland and Victoria in Australia. The reports are related to legal matters such as contract dispute, wrongful death, Civil Retrial, originating process service, internet finance, employment and civil laws under Chinese law. Instructing expert company or lawyers often praise his reports as 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. This quality enables his explanation of Chinese laws to be grounded on broad legislative and intent and practical case law, which differs from the prevalent practice of relying merely on literal statutory interpretation.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Law
  • Chinese Law
  • Contracts
  • Copyrights
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • International Law
  • Jury/Trial Consultant
  • Trademarks
  • Wrongful Death

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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