Senior Housing and Healthcare

Senior housing and healthcare has emerged as a promising industry in China. As early entrants as legal professionals in this industry, we 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.

Having represented international companies, from developers and aged care/hospital operators to institutional investors, in their entry into the Chinese market, along with our extensive experience in representing domestic players in their projects of various kinds, our clients are benefited from our deep industry knowledge and experience, with our creative, solution-oriented and responsive work approach.

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

Our Services include:

1. Advice on project regulatory feasibility and structuring of business models
2. Business incorporation and licensing, and negotiation with joint venture partners
3. Development and operation management contract
4. Draft 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) structuring and documentation
6. Regulatory Compliance
7. Conduct legal due diligence on senior housing projects
8. Advice on finance, tax and government relation

9. Deal with issues involving intellectual property, licensing, liabilities and employment
10. Litigation and arbitration

Representative cases

- Representing a US-based owner and operator in agreements for its development and operation of projects in Beijing
- Advising a UK-based home care provider in its investment and operational issues in China
- Acting for a US-based rehabilitation facility operator on its China projects in respect to corporate structuring, taxation, real estate, licensing, etc.
- Representing a US based senior care operator in its cooperative deal with one of the leading real estate developers in China
- Representing a European Senior Housing investor in its cooperative project in Qingdao, China
- Legal counsel for a US-based medical research organization on its daily operation in China
- Representing a French leading nursing home and dementia hospital provider in their China operational counseling issues and legal documents
- Representing an Australia Retirement Living operator in its cooperative project one big city in China
- Legal counsel for one Zhejiang-based real estate group on its senior Living business all over China

Speeches and Publications

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

- American Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, September 2011
- Retirement Communities World Asia, Hong Kong, October 2011 & 2012
- Retirement Living World China, Shanghai, May 2012 & October 2013
- 2013 China Senior Service Forum, Guangzhou, June 2013, organized by the Guangdong Research Center on Public Affairs for the Elderly
- Care Show China, Shanghai, August 2013. A half-day workshop on doing business in China; and took part in panels on business models in China
- International 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
- The 4th Summit Retirement Living World China and the first Aged Care Service International Seminar 2014
- ULI Mainland China Winter Meeting 2014, speech on the topic of “Hospital and Senior Care Facilities Development and Investment”
- China Senior Living & Healthcare Design Debate 2015. Panel discussion on the topic of “Optimizing Design for better operational risk management”
- Care Expo China, Shanghai, 2014 & 2015
- Co-author with Rubicon Consulting a China Senior Care Report which includes updates on new regulations specific to both senior housing and home healthcare