Mr. Zhu has over 30 years of experience representing multinational companies in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (including inbound and outbound investments), energy and power, infrastructure projects, regulatory matters (approvals and permits, EHS compliance and audit), and international business transactions/expansions in mainland China and Hong Kong. He also spearheads JunHe’s environmental practice. JunHe’s environmental practice is ranked as one of the best in China and it has the largest EHS team among law firms in China.
Prior to joining JunHe in 2004, Mr. Zhu represented a number of international power developers in the late 1990’s in the development of a number of greenfield thermal power joint venture projects throughout China. He also spent over 13 years practicing in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong with the energy and project finance groups of major U.S. law firms, such as Chadbourne & Parke, Skadden Arps and Hunton & Williams. In 1990, he interned at CJ International, a Korean law firm, in Seoul, Korea.
Over the past 10 years, Mr. Zhu has been recognized by various legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw Profile and IFLR 1000 as one of the leading transactional lawyers in China. The editions of these legal directories noted, “George Zhu is recognized as a market-leading practitioner for projects and infrastructure work” and a “talented project adviser”.
Chambers Global - The Clients Guide has ranked George Zhu in recent years as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A, Energy/Natural Resources and Projects/Infrastructure in China.
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 has ranked Mr. Zhu as a leading individual in Projects and Energy.
Who’s Who Legal (Environmental) listed Mr. Zhu as a leading environmental lawyer in China.
Mr. Zhu, as one of six lawyers, won The FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific Award in 2020
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Columbia University School of Law, 1991
Bachelor of Laws, Peking University Law School, 1987
Mr. Zhu is a member of the New York State Bar and licensed to practice in the State of New York.
Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Shanghai dialect.