Senior Housing and Healthcare


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Senior housing and healthcare has emerged as a promising industry inChina. The government has set the tone to invite private investors toparticipate in this industry to meet the soaring demand. However, navigating theregulatory environment has never been an easy job as legislations have beenmoving dynamically and significantly in recent years and such pattern willcontinue in the years to come. Issues arising at different stages of developmentand operation couldhave significant impact to the feasibility – and success or failure – of asenior living project. Careful review by skilledand experienced counsel of these make-or-break issues as part of the decision-makingprocess becomes essential.

Our Strengths:

--Most renowned global team. As early entrants as legal professionals in this industry, Michael Qu and Joseph ("Joe") Christian, Managing Partner of the Firm, and Senior Foreign Lawyer, respectively, understand the way the senior housing and healthcare industries works. We are trusted key advisors, with the experience and reach to advise at all stage of this business.

--Outstanding track record. Having represented international companies, from developers and aged care/hospital operators to institutional investors, in their entry into the Chinese market, we benefit our clients with our deep industry knowledge and experience, and with our creative, solution-oriented and responsive approach.

--Industrial networking platform. We are the chief editor of China Senior Housing and Health Care Newsletter. Our partners have participated in many senior care conferences in Asia, as chairperson, speaker and/or panelist, and have authored several articles. Clients benefit from our industrial network in a wide variety of business.

--Service covering the full life cycle of senior care project. Providing sound service on the full spectrum of issues in project development which can arising during the site selecting, acquisition, feasibility studying, construction, financing, pre-opening preparation, post-opening operation and disposal of senior care or hospital facilities.

Our Clients:

Real estate developer

Private equity investor


Banker and insurer

Architecture and design companies

Government agencies

Retail pharmacies and wholesaledistributors

Medical devisemanufacturer and supplier

We represent providers across the continuum of senior living care, including retirement living communities, assisted living andskilled nursing facilities, community centers and nursing station, home health, rehabilitation and specialty hospital.

Our Services include:

1Advice on project regulatory feasibility and structuring of business models

2Business incorporation and licensing, and negotiation with joint venture partners

3、Development and operation management contract

4Draft and standardize documents for development, construction, operation and business transactions; third-party agreements and vendor's contracts; and policies and procedures for residency

5、Advice on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) structuringand documentation

6Regulatory Compliance

7Conduct legal due diligence on senior housing projects

8Advice on finance, tax and government relation

9Deal with issues involving intellectual property, licensing, liabilities and employment

10、Litigation and arbitration

Speeches and Publications

Our partners have participated in severalsenior care conferences in Asia, as chairperson, speaker and/or panelist, andhave authored several articles. The conferences included:

1American Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, September 2011.

2Retirement Communities World Asia, Hong Kong, October 2011 & 2012.

3Retirement Living World China, Shanghai, May 2012 & October 2013.

42013 China Senior Service Forum, Guangzhou, June 2013, organized by the Guangdong Research Center on Public Affairs for the Elderly.

5Care Show China, Shanghai, August 2013. A half-day workshop on doingbusiness in China; and took part in panels on business models in China.

6International Association for Housing and Services for the Ageing,Shanghai, November 2013. A half-day workshop on doing business in China, with a focus on senior housing.

7The 4th Summit Retirement Living World China and the first Aged CareService International Seminar 2014.

8ULI Mainland China Winter Meeting 2014, speech on the topic of “Hospitaland Senior Care Facilities Development and Investment”.

9China Senior Living & Healthcare Design Debate 2015. Panel discussion on the topic of “Optimizing Design for better operational risk management”.

10Care Expo China, Shanghai, 2014 & 2015.

11Co-author with Rubicon a China Senior Care Report which includes updates on new regulations specific to both senior housing and home healthcare.

Representative cases

Ø Representing a US-based operator in their China operational counseling issues and legal documents.

Ø Representing a US-based owner and operator in agreements for its development and operation of projects in Beijing

Ø Advising a UK-based home care provider in its investment and operational issues in China

Ø Act for a US-based rehabilitation facility operator on its China projects in respect to corporate structuring, taxation, real estate, licensing, etc.

Ø Represent a US based senior care operator in its cooperative deal with one of the leading real estate developers in China

Ø Represent a European Senior Housing investor in its cooperative project in Qingdao, China

Ø Legal counsel for a US-based medical research organization on its daily operation in China

Ø Representing a French leading nursing home and dementia hospital provider in their China operational counseling issues and legal documents.

Ø Represent an Australia Retirement Living operator in its cooperative project one big city in China

Ø Legal counsel for one Zhejiang-based real estate group on its senior Living business all over China

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