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CHU, Hejun (John) Partner

Professional Experience

John Chu started his legal career in China Legal Affairs Center in 1987. John Chu became a founding partner of JunHe Law Offices in 1989. While practicing law at JunHe, from 1992 to 1993, he was a visiting associate at Skadden & Arps in their New York office. In 1994, Mr. Chu moved to work as an in-house counsel. After working for two telecom companies for one and half years, he joined General Motors in Beijing in 1996. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Chu worked at the headquarters of GM in Detroit. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Chu acted as general counsel for the trucking joint venture of GM in Shenyang, China. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Chu worked as an attorney for GM China in Beijing. Mr. Chu returned to JunHe in August 2008.

John Chu’s unique experience enables him to play an important role in serving international clients, and his in-house experience may help him better understand the needs and strategies of his clients. He coordinates the internal resources of JunHe and forms the most effective and efficient teams to handle incoming cases. His comprehensive and diversified experience and knowledge base also helps clients deal with the cultural and political matters often associated with legal matters. One of the major challenges of practicing law in China is that the lawyers have to resolve the problems while aligning to the permitted ethical standards for the purpose of reputation protection. In this regard, John Chu plays an essential role.


B.A., English Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University, 1984

Master of Law, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 1987

Ph.D. Economics, People’s University of China, 1998

LL.M, Law School of Wayne State University, 2001

Professional Associations

John Chu is a member of the All-China Bar Association.

Language Skills

Mandarin, English

He has authored articles and books published in China and the United States.

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.