Last Updated: 11 June 2019
dates back to 1984, when it became the first law firm in the People’s Republic of China to take an international perspective on its business. Its market-leading pharmaceutical and healthcare practice group provides 'one-stop' legal services in areas including drug research and development, clinical ... research organisations, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, biotechnology and medical devices; its clients include producers and distributors of medical supplies, hospitals and healthcare providers, as well as various investment funds in the sector. The firm advises clients on challenging legal issues in pharmaceutical and healthcare such as regulatory compliance, structuring transactions and contractual arrangements, realisation of pipelines and regional expansions, capital raising and project financing, M&A, reorganisations, IP protection, licensing and distribution arrangements, and the settlement of disputes involving adverse effects in clinical trials and medical treatment. Global also has close links to industrial associations and is involved in making recommendations on industry codes of conduct.
is headquartered in Beijing and has offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Intellectual Property team of more than 20 partners and 80 other professionals includes both ... Chinese and Western-trained specialists in patents, trade marks, copyrights, and other IP matters. The team is noted for helping Chinese enterprises set foot into the international market, and for helping multinational enterprises enter the Chinese market.