Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, P.R.China
Tel: (+86 21) 6061 3081
Fax: (+86 21) 6061 3555
Current position: Partner, Head Of Employment Group
Practice area/industry focus: Labor & Employment, Compliance/Regulatory
Career highlights: Carol Zhu heads 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 handled HR and employee relations for companies employing thousands of workers.
Various legal rating agencies have highly recognized Carol’s expertise, including The Legal 500, China Law and Practice and Chambers Asia Pacific, which ranked Carol as a band-one employment lawyer in 2019. 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 in the field of employment and labor practice.
LL.M. in International Law, FUDAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
LL.B. in Law, SHANGHAI NORMAL UNIVERSITY
1. Ranked in Band 1 for Labor & Employment Law by Chambers Asia Pacific in 2019
2. Awarded Leading Individual for Labor & Employment Law by Legal 500 in 2018, 2019
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
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 2014
Co-author of Legal Analysis on Labor Issues in Overseas Contracting Project published by International Labor Study December 2014
Panel speaker with the Co-chairs of Labor & Employment Law Committee of IBA and other 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, Mexico and Portugal on A Critical Analysis of Employment and Labor issues in the Global Tourism Industry at IBA Employment & Discrimination Conference held in Portugal on April 27, 2017.
Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2020 in Labour and Employment