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ZHU, He (George) J.D.

Professional Experience

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

Professional Associations

Mr. Zhu is a member of the New York State Bar and licensed to practice in the State of New York.

Language Skills

Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Shanghai dialect.

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.