Carol (Yeping) Zhu

Zhong Lun Law Firm - China


6/10/11/16/17F, Two IFC
8 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
Shanghai, 200120

(+86 21)6061 3081

Distinguished Practitioner

Chinese and English



Practice area:

Labour and employment

Carol Zhu is a partner of Zhong Lun labour and employment law practice group. Her practice focuses on all aspects of labour and employment-related matters, including establishment and enforcement of HR policies, HR documentation, hiring and termination, employee incentive program, confidentiality and non-competition, mass redundancies, labour dispatch and outsourcing, cross-border employment issues, labour dispute resolution, employee transition issues in mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, trade union matters, collective bargaining, global mobility and immigration, investigation into employment related misconducts and training, as well as due diligence of HR compliance.

Prior to joining Zhong Lun, Carol was a key member of the employment law practice group of a major international law firm. Before practicing in law firms, Carol accumulated about ten years of experience working as head of HR in Asia and China for several international companies, where she was responsible for employee relations.

Various legal rating agencies have highly recognized Carol’s expertise, including Chambers, The Legal 500 and China Law and Practice, etc. The Chambers Asia Pacific has ranked Carol as a tier-one employment lawyer for consecutive years. Carol has also been appointed as an officer of the International Bar Association’s Diversity and Equality Law Committee. She frequently serves as a panellist and speaker at various international conferences and seminars, speaking on trending topics relating to employment issues.

  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on setting up firewall between the company and a newly hired technical staff and helped the client in the subsequent termination with the technical staff who was accused of breaching confidentiality by his former employer.
  • Advised a famous Japanese retailing company on sharing employees with an affiliate JV company and help the client in the negotiation with the JV partner regarding tripartite employee secondment agreement.
  • Represented a leading U.S. machine vision company in dispute resolutions relating to the dismissal of a senior manager who violated internal policies.
  • Led investigation into a group of the employees alleged for soliciting bribes from suppliers of a world-renowned European grocery chain company.

  • Labour and employment
  • Regulatory
  • Dispute resolution

  • Banking and financial services
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Media and entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Technology and telecommunications

PRC Licensed Lawyer

  • Officer Diversity and Equality Committee of International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of Labour & Employment Law Committee of IBA
  • Member of China National Lawyer’s Association
  • Member of Inter-Pacific Bar Association

  • LLB, Shanghai Normal University
  • LLM, Fudan University