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Health Care & Medical Practice

China’s health care industry is undergoing tremendous growth and diversification. These changes are due primarily to a large aging population, the increasing disposable income of the middle class, and a transition to private health and medical facilities. As the government strives to keep regulation apace with these developments, an enormously promising – but complex – operating environment has evolved.

TransAsia advises on all aspects of the healthcare sector. Our clients include investors, service providers, and medical equipment and device companies.

Client Services

  • Market entry and structuring, including partner selection, legal due diligence, negotiations and documentation
  • Regulatory and compliance procedures and permits
  • Commercial operations, including licenses, commercial contracts and dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property rights protection
  • Leasing or purchasing of premises and facilities
  • Establishment of corporate entities tailored to the health and medical care industry, including equity and cooperative joint ventures, wholly owned subsidiaries, and domestic companies
  • Recruitment and pre-employment screening, including for senior management positions

Representative Transactions

  • Advised Tiger Global on its proposed investments in the medical services sector
  • Advised Sanbo Brain Hospital on its establishment, fund raising and operations in China
  • Represented Tyco Healthcare in its acquisition of a Beijing-based operator focusing on surgical and medical devices and products, as well as its market entry structure and compliance issues
  • Advised Bayer China on its pharmaceutical IT system
  • Advised Charles River Laboratories on its market entry structure and R&D issues, as well as its cooperation with a local partner
  • Assisted Luitpold with the establishment of its representative office, and employment and intellectual property rights issues
  • Advised Schering-Plough on its employment law issues arising from the restructuring of its China operations
  • Assisted Gambro with daily operational issues
  • Advised Astra Zeneca on general employment law issues, including the conclusion of employment contracts and confidentiality agreements
  • Represented Elsevier Health in its acquisitions in the medical sector, onshore restructuring issues and operating permits
  • Advised Sino Healthcare on foreign investment issues in the Chinese pharmaceutical distribution sector, restructuring and Series A financing
  • Advised a multinational company specializing in senior care centers on its JV project with a Chinese company