Zhu Yuanyuan


Areas of Practice

Ms. Zhu specializes in compliance and due diligence, with particular experience in FCPA investigation, World Bank investigation and sanction, Chinese anti-bribery investigation, internal compliance program and compliance training.

She has represented many well-known domestic companies in the investigations and sanctions by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other international financial institutions, facilitating settlements between her clients and the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). She proposes optimization plans for compliance management systems and improves internal control and compliance rules to shield her clients from sanctions.

In response to FCPA investigations, Ms. Zhu works with her U.S. counterparts to develop response strategy in China for the MNC respondents and interview plans for their senior executives and employees. As the PRC counsel, she also advises on the actions to be taken on the employees held accountable.

In terms of internal compliance program and compliance training, Ms. Zhu possesses significant experience in providing services for renowned enterprises in a wide range of sectors such as pharmaceuticals, medical appliances, automobile and finance. She has a well-grounded understanding of the internal management procedures of the MNCs and large SOEs. She is skilled at structuring compliance management framework and improving compliance policies regarding gift & entertainment, sponsorship and donation, tendering and bidding management, supplier management and accountability. In addition, she also assists her clients in optimizing their business procedures to enhance their internal control in all aspects.

Drawing on her compliance and regulatory expertise, Ms. Zhu has co-authored a series of professional essays on hot issues and publications, including “China's Anti-Commercial Bribery Practice Guide ”, “Medicines and Legal - China Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry Legal Services and Practice Guide ” and “Enterprise Business Risk and Compliance Guidelines - 2018 China's Anti-Commercial Bribery Big Data and Typical Case Analysis”.

Ms. Zhu is widely recognized by her clients and the market. She was named by The Legal 500 a “Rising Star” in Regulatory / Compliance in 2020 and a “Next Generation Partner” in Regulatory / Compliance and in Healthcare and Life Sciences in 2019. She is currently a member of the Legal Risk and Compliance Management Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association.

Work Experience

Ms. Zhu joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2010 and was awarded among the firm’s “Outstanding Lawyers” in 2011 and 2015.

She received her LL.B from Peking University, and her LL.M from China Foreign Affair University in 2010.

Ms. Zhu is proficient in Chinese and English.


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