HK (1989), UK (1988)
Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (former), 1982
Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, 1985
Member of the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, UK, 1988
Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association, 1989
Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, 1997
YEUNG Ming-tai is both a practising barrister and a professional civil engineer.
Mr. Yeung has considerable experience in preparation of contract documentation and in contract administration and handling claims by contractors in infrastructure, highways and earthworks projects. He has practised as a civil engineer for 11 years.
He commenced his legal practice in 1989 and since then has been handling mainly construction and commercial litigation and arbitration as well as personal injury cases in construction projects. He has been advising his lay clients on various stages of construction and commercial projects, ranging from drafting of terms and conditions of contracts to resolution of disputes through mediation, arbitration or litigation.
He has been acting as a sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in more than 160 construction and commercial disputes. He is now listed in the HKIAC panel of arbitrators, the Hainan International Arbitration Court, the Bar Association panel of arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers panel of arbitrators. He has also been appointed by the International Chambers of Commerce and the Chinese Arbitration Commission, Taipei as a co-arbitrator and Presiding Arbitrator respectively in international commercial arbitrations.
He is currently the Chairman of the Waste Control Appeal Board, the Chairman of the Air Pollution Control Appeal Board, a Chairman of the Fishermen Compensation Appeal Board. He is also a director of the Urban Renewal Fund. In addition, he has served as the Chairman of the Noise Control Appeal Board for six years (from 2007 to 2013), the Waste Disposal Appeal Board for six years (from 2010 to 2016) and also the Product Eco-Responsibility Appeal Board (from 2015 to 2021). He has also served as the Deputy Chairman of the Town Planning Appeal Board for six years (from 2011 to 2017), a Vice Chairman of the Municipal Services Appeal Board for six years (from 2013 to 2019) and as a Chairman of the Building (Appeal) Tribunal (from 2001 to 2018).
He has acted as Dispute Resolution Advisor in five public works projects. He has also acted as mediator in more than 15 constructions disputes and 15 commercial disputes. Apart from working as mediator and Dispute Resolution Advisor, he also teaches at various universities (HKU, City U and HKUSPACE) and professional institutions (HKIE and HKIA) in Hong Kong on the subject of alternative dispute resolution which covers the principles and skills in conducing arbitration, mediation, dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.