Grace Zhu is an associate in the Government & Internal Investigations Practice Group in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis. Grace has advised Chinese and multi-national clients on response to, and investigation by, regulatory authorities in Hong Kong and the United States. Grace helps multi-national clients in navigating complex legal issues in connection with cross-border investments and operations, including international risks relating to economic sanctions, export control regulations, financial fraud, cyber-security, data privacy regulations, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering regulations, with strong dispute resolution experiences built across various jurisdictions involving China, Hong Kong, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Having received legal education in both the common and civil law systems, Grace is qualified to practice in Hong Kong, the United States and Mainland China. Her distinct legal and cultural background underscores her approach in providing practical solutions to clients to meet their business and legal needs. Grace not only possesses the requisite experiences covering the breath of international legal work, she also combines the strength of her unique cultural and political awareness, and language competencies (being trilingual in English, Mandarin and Cantonese) to deliver tailor-made legal service to clients.

Additionally, Grace has extensive experiences in advising multi-national clients on complex litigation before the Hong Kong Court and the English Court and on arbitration seated in Hong Kong. She also worked with a leading Chinese telecommunication company based in Shenzhen on a high-profile U.S. export control and economic sanctions enforcement and compliance matters.


Thought Leadership


“M&A Litigation, Hong Kong”, Getting the Deal Through 2018 and 2019 editions

“Dispute resolution in China: Has the arbitral market opened up?”, Commercial Arbitration Expert Guides 2016


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022, New York
  • 2017, Hong Kong, Solicitor
  • 2012, People’s Republic of China (non-practicing)


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese


  • City University of Hong KongPCLL2015
  • City University of Hong KongJ.D.2014
  • East China University of Political Science and LawLL.B.2012