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Arnold & Porter

Life Sciences

2 ranked lawyersBand 4ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Growing team whose reputation has been significantly boosted by recent lateral hires. Able to advise across the spectrum of life sciences mandates and offers particular regulatory strength in enforcement and compliance-related issues. Also well placed to handle litigation and cross-border transactional work on behalf of life sciences clients.

Strengths

One client reports that the team "did an excellent job and were very responsive."

Work highlights

Assisted Operation Masks in conducting due diligence and regulatory compliance reviews on Chinese suppliers of PPE for use in US hospitals.

Notable practitioners

John Tan is particularly noted for his expertise in handling cross-border matters involving China and the US. His practice also covers FCPA and compliance issues. Interviewees laud him for his "deep understanding of the life sciences industry in China" as well as for being "particularly alert to anti-corruption risks within that industry."

Chen Shaoyu is the managing partner of the Shanghai office and a highly regarded practitioner in his own right, particularly regarding food and drug regulatory compliance. "He is very accomplished," according to one impressed market source, who also regards him as a "true expert on clinical trials in China."

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China

Life Sciences (International Firms)


John Tan
Band 2
Shaoyu Chen
Band 1