Wu Qing

WU, Qing

Practice Areas

Ms. Wu Qing specializes in environmental law, and has extensive experience in environmental legislation, public interest litigations and legal services.

Ms. Wu not only serves as a partner at King & Wood Mallesons leading her team to provide legal advice and services to many clients, but also is the delegate of the 12th National People’s Congress (“NPC”), and was appointed by the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) as an external supervisor, research fellow of its Research Centre of Environment and Resources Adjudication and expert advisor of its Environment and Resources Division. Ms. Wu is also the legal counsel of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, legal expert of the United Front Office, member of Environmental and Resources Law Committee of All China Lawyers Association (“ACLA”), legislative expert advisor of the Guangdong People's Congress (“Guangdong PC”) Standing Committee, vise-president of Guangdong Ecological Civilization Institute, legislative expert advisor of Foshan PC Standing Committee, legislative expert advisor of Zhaoqing PC Standing Committee, and selected in national environmental protection trainer database,etc.


Ms. Wu contributed to the drafting and enactment of Environmental Protection Law, Law on Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution, Law on Environmental Protection Tax and Law on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution. She also submitted legislative proposals to the NPC for the enactment of Law on Prevention and Control of Soil Contamination and Eco-Compensation Law and the amendment of Law on Environmental Impact Assessment. Ms. Wu also participated in the legislative work of Judicial Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on Mining Rights.

From 2003 to 2012, Ms. Wu was elected as a delegate in the 10th and 11th Guangdong PC, and served on the Law Committee of the 11th Guangdong PC Standing Committee. 

During the term, Ms. Wu proposed a range of new local legislations, including Guangdong Regulation on Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution in the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong Regulation on the Promotion of Circular Economy, Guangdong Regulation on Renewable Energy, Guangdong Regulation on Disposal of Electronic Wastes, as well as amendments to existing local legislations, including Guangdong Regulation on Protection of Drinking Water Sources, Guangdong Regulation on Urban Refuse Disposal and Guangdong Regulation on Administration of Medical Wastes. Ms. Wu also advocated for universalization of building energy management system. Besides, Ms. Wu contributed to the drafting and/or amendment of a range of local legislations, such as Guangdong Rules Implementing PRC Law of Marine Environmental Protection, Guangdong Regulation on Prevention and Control of Motor Vehicles Emissions Pollution, Guangdong Regulation on Environmental Protection Concerning Construction Projects and Guangdong Regulation on Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Pollution.


Ms. Wu was invited to attend the first National Environment and Resources Adjudication Conference organized by the SPC, and rendered expert commentary on the Ten Annual Exemplary Cases of Environment-related Torts 2015. Ms. Wu was invited to attend the announcement of the White Paper on China’s Environmental Resource Trial organized by the SPC, and was appointed as a judge of the first National Selection for Excellent Judgments on Environmental Resources.

Ms. Wu has acted in a range of leading environmental public interest lawsuits in China. Examples include China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (“CBCGDF”) v China National Offshore Oil Corporation (“CNOOC”) and CoconoPhillips China (acting for CNOOC), CBCGDF v Volkswagen (“VW”) China (acting for VW China) and Friends of Nature (“FON”) v Changlong Chemicals, Changyu Chemicals et al (acting for FON).

Ms. Wu also has been providing legal services regarding administrative hearing and reconsideration on environmental administrative penalties to a range of clients.

Non-Contentious Services

Ms. Wu has also been providing a range of environment-related non-contentious services, such as legal risk investigation and assessment, environmental protection compliance, response to emergencies and information disclosure, as well as providing support of related environmental impact assessment and due diligence on investment or construction of projects, to many multinationals, state-owned giants and listed companies. Major clients include the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Chevron, Volkswagen, Flextronics, Coty, Fonterra, LM Wind Power, Veolia, Techtronic Industries Co., Ltd, VACUUMSCHMELZE, Nissan, ESCO, Arcadis, Purolite, Lucta, China Tobacco Mauduit, Yingda, Hongri Acron, CNOOC, CLP Holdings, Haier, Shenzhen Energy Environment Engineering Co.,Ltd, Qilu Pharmacy, Hailir, Hebei CSG Glass Co., Ltd., Dongjiang Environmental Company Limited and Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Co., Ltd, etc. In addition, Ms. Wu has been advising a number of governmental agencies in projects in connection with water right trade and trans-boundary watersheds remediation, etc.

Work Experience

Ms. Wu joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2013, until when she had been practicing as the founding partner in a reputable law firm in Guangdong. 

Ms. Wu has been awarded the title of "National Outstanding Lawyer” for 2005 – 2007 and 2008 - 2010 by ACLA, and was ranked as a leading individual in environment by Chambers Asia Pacific 2017.

Ms. Wu obtained her LLB degree from China University of Political Science and Law in 1989.

Ms. Wu works in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.


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