Zhu Maoyuan is a senior partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm. He graduated from Peking University (LLB), and is a visiting professor at Peking University and Renmin University of China. He is also an arbitrator for the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, the Beijing Arbitration Commission and the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.

Since Mr Zhu started practising real estate and construction law in 1992, he has created the service mode of providing a full package of real estate and construction advice. The nearly 200 legal professionals of the law firm’s real estate practice group, led by Mr Zhu, provide comprehensive and specialised legal services for clients.

The Zhong Lun Law Firm real estate practice has been ranked as Band 1 for 10 consecutive years, ever since Chambers and Partners started ranking legal service providers in Asia in 2008. Mr Zhu has been recommended as a Band 1 real estate lawyer in China by Chambers and Partners for the past nine years and has also been ranked as a Band 1 construction lawyer in China from 2010 to 2016. In 2017, Chambers also recognised Mr Zhu as a Senior Statesman in real estate and construction. The firm’s real estate practice group, headed by Mr Zhu, has won the Chambers Asia-Pacific award for Real Estate Law Firm of the Year from 2009 to 2017 consecutively and has been nominated for awards in the Chambers Asia-Pacific construction category from 2010 to 2016. In November 2013, Zhong Lun Law Firm (Zhu Maoyuan’s team) was recognised as one of the ‘most recommended 10 Chinese professional construction law firms’ by ENR/Construction Times and Mr Zhu was voted one of the ‘most recommended 60 Chinese construction lawyers’. In November 2013, Mr Zhu was voted one of the ‘client’s choice top 20 Chinese lawyers’ by Asian Legal Business (ALB). In November 2011, Zhong Lun Law Firm (Zhu Maoyuan’s team) was recognised as one of the ‘most recommended 30 Chinese professional construction law firms (or teams)’ by ENR/Construction Times. In 2010, Mr Zhu won ALB’s awards for Real Estate Lawyer of the Year and Construction Lawyer of the Year.