Chen Yang is a partner in the firm’s Beijing office, where she heads the firm's China life sciences practice. Chen’s practice focuses on regulatory, corporate and commercial law. She routinely represents international pharmaceutical, medical device and food companies in connection with market entrance, product localisation, marketing and promotional activities, product recalls, clinical trials, FCPA/anti-bribery and other industry-specific regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues, as well as joint ventures, merger and acquisitions, licensing, IP and antitrust matters.
Over the last 20 years, Chen has been representing international companies on their investment projects and acquisition efforts in various Chinese industries, as well as assisting on regulatory matters in areas such as employment, tax and real estate. In recent years, she has been dedicated to corporate, transactional and regulatory matters for multinational life sciences companies. Chen also assisted PRC government agencies with respect to US litigation. Prior to entering private practice, she worked as a legislative official in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs of the State Council, one of China's main legislation drafting bodies, as well as in the anti-corruption bureau of a local procuratorate in Beijing.
Chen received her LLB degree in 1991 from Peking University, a top Chinese university, with the honour of “Best Graduate of the Year”. She received an LLM from the University of Georgia in 1997 and is admitted to the New York Bar. Chen frequently speaks at national and international industry conferences and seminars.
Since 2010, Chen has been listed as a leading business lawyer for life sciences in Who's Who Legal for five consecutive years.
WWL says: "An internationally recognised expert.”
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