Yeping (Carol) Zhu

Zhong Lun Law Firm - China


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

(+86 21)6061 3081

Distinguished Practitioner



Practice area:

Labour and employment

Career highlights: Carol Zhu is a partner of Zhong Lun’s labor and employment law practice group.  Prior to joining Zhong Lun, Carol was a key member of the employment group at a major international law firm.

Carol Zhu’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment-related matters, including establishment and enforcement of company policies, HR documentation, hiring and termination, employee compensation and benefits, mass redundancies, labor dispatch and transition, cross-border employment issues, labor 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.  Before practicing in law firms, Carol accumulated more than 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. which ranked Carol as a band-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 panelist and speaker at various international conferences and seminars, speaking on trending topics relating to employment issues.




  1. Ranked in Band 1 for Labor & Employment Law by Chambers Asia Pacific in 2019 and 2020
  2. Awarded Leading Individual for Labor & Employment Law by Legal 500 in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  3. Awarded Cross Border Employment Lawyer of the Year by Corporate INTL in 2019
  4. Awarded Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year by China Law and Practice in 2014 and 2016


  1. Officer of IBA Diversity and Equality Committee
  2. Member of International Bar Association
  3. Member of China National Lawyer’s Association


Contributed the Law and Practice of China Chapter to the Chambers Global Practice Guide -Employment 2nd Edition, September 2019

Co-author of Dealing Employment Contract issue in Company Relocation and Mass Employee Transfer – LexisNexis, June 2017
Contributed the exclusive China Chapter to the Global Legal Insights – Employment & Labor Law 3rd Edition, December 2014

Speaking Engagement:

Panel speaker with the employment lawyers from Philippines, Korea, Singapore and other country and area on the Asian values and legal systems at IBA Conference held in Seoul in September 2019.

Panel speaker with employment lawyers from Italy and France on The Future Work at IBA Conference held in Rome in October 2018.

Panel speaker with the employment lawyers from Japan, UK, Canada and Portugal on A Critical Analysis of Employment and Labor issues in the Global Tourism Industry at IBA Conference held in Portugal in April 2017.

Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2021 in Labour and Employment