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Mingzong LIAO

Tel:+86 755 8828 6439 / +86 755 8828 6488
Fax:+86 755 8828 6499
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Mingzong LIAO specializes in areas of Employment & Social Security, Environmental resources and protection field, and has been practicing for nearly 20 years. As the head of labor legal team of Shenzhen Office, Mingzong LIAO provides labor legal services for employers and has represented plenty of influential cases in China. He also specializes in environment and protection legal services, involving criminal, administrative and civil fields in environmental cases. He has rich experience in, inter alia, the compensation for damage to ecology, environmental public interest litigation and corporate environmental compliance.
Representative Matters
  • Employment & Social Security
  • Represented Frey Communications Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd against its former employee Mr. Huang in a labor dispute. (The first labor dispute case accepted by the Supreme People's Court of China, with a claim amount of nearly 40 million yuan.)
  • Acted as legal advisor for staff resettlement on dissolution of Henan Huaqiang Co., Ltd, the largest plastic company in China.
  • Acted as legal advisor for staff settlement on dissolution of Konka Group Co., Ltd.
  • Represented China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd. for its labor disputes against its former employees.
  • Represented Shenzhen Dans Digital Technology Co., Ltd. in a payment of compensation for breach of non-compete agreement dispute against its former employees.
  • Acted as employment matter team leader of the bankruptcy case of Shanxi Liansheng Energy Co., Ltd (amount of liabilities about 200 billion yuan), responsible for staff settlement and reviewing amount payable to 20,000 employees (creditors' rights of nearly 1 billion yuan for employees).
  • Environmental Resources and Protection
  • Represented a Shandong Printing and Dyeing Co., Ltd. in an administrative hearing case against a Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau in Shandong (the first local environment administrative hearing case)
  • Represented a Chongqing environmental protection public welfare organization in an environmental public interest litigation against a non-ferrous metal company in Hunan (the first civil public interest litigation in Hunan Province in the field of non-ferrous metal damage to the environment)
  • Acted as the Chief Legal Counsel for Hunan Clean Water and Blue Sky Environmental Harmony Protection Center
Education Background
  • Master of Laws, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
  • Doctor of Laws, Wuhan University
Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in the PRC
Professional Background
  • Acting as a full-time Arbitrator of Shenzhen Labor Disputes Arbitration Committee for 10 years, Mr. Liao had handled over 3000 labor disputes. He participated in drafting several laws and regulations, such as Labor Contract Law of the People's Republic of China, Regulations of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Labor Contracts, Regulations of Shenzhen City on Wage Payment to Employees.
Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Postgraduate tutor of China University of Political Science and Law
  • Postgraduate tutor of the Law School of Minzu University of China
  • Researcher, Institute of Labor and Social Security Law, Shenzhen University
  • Researcher, Center for Public Interest Litigation, Central South University
  • Researcher, Institute of Environmental Law Studies, Central South University
  • Member of the first council of the Environmental Resources Law Research Association of Guangdong Law Society
  • Member of the Senior Lawyers Service Team of Shenzhen Enterprise Confederation and Shenzhen Entrepreneur Association
  • Director of the Labor and Social Security Legal Services Committee of Shenzhen Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment
  • Lawyer mediator retained by Shenzhen Qianhai Cooperation Zone People’s Court
Selected Publications
  • The chief editor of the Labor Contract Law practice series, includes The essence of labor contract law of the People's Republic of China, The Guide of Labor Contract Disputes Arbitration and Litigation, Analysis of Typical Cases of Labor Disputes in Shenzhen etc., published by Law Press.
  • Author, Research on the System of Labor Regulations, published by Law Press.