Eddingpharm, a China-based specialty pharmaceutical company, and Eli Lilly, a U.S. pharmaceutical company, recently announced that they had entered into an agreement pursuant to which Eddingpharm would acquire Eli Lilly’s rights in China for two well-known antibiotics products, Ceclor® and Vancocin®, as well as its Ceclor manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, for a total purchase price of US$375 million. Ms. Miaojie Chen, Vice President, Legal Department, and Mr. Miles Pan, Legal Director, of Eddingpharm led a team of several law firms in providing legal advice to Eddingpharm in connection with this transaction.
国际律所徳汇律师事务所（Dorsey & Whitney）代表亿腾医药作为其在本交易中的主要法律顾问，为亿腾提供全面的并购法律服务。德汇团队由其纽约公司业务部主管合伙人潘惜唇（Catherine X. Pan-Giordano）牵头领导，主要成员还包括德汇公司业务部合伙人David Mack以及科技业务部主管合伙人Michael McCormick。方达（Fangda）为亿腾医药提供中国法服务，还与凯易（Kirkland & Ellis）一起为其融资提供法律服务。礼来公司在本项目上的主要法律顾问为瑞格（Ropes & Gray）。
International law firm Dorsey and Whitney represents Eddingpharm in this transaction as its lead outside counsel. The Dorsey team is led by Catherine X. Pan-Giordano, the Corporate Group Head of the firm’s New York offices, and includes David Mack, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group, and Michael McCormick, Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Commerce Practice Group. Eddingpharm has also engaged Fangda Partners as its PRC counsel, and Fangda Partners and Kirkland & Ellis as its financing counsel. Ropes & Gray acts as Eli Lilly’s lead outside counsel in this transaction.
Dorsey & Whitney was founded in 1912 and has 19 offices around the world. The firm has long been committed to developing its China practice, and has advised Chinese clients in a great variety of cross-border transactions and commercial dispute resolution matters, including well-known private companies, large state-owned enterprises and financial institutions. Consisting of both experienced lawyers in our China offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, and other attorneys from various practice areas who are based in New York, London, Silicon Valley, Salt Lake City, Southern California, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Washington D.C., Dallas, Delaware, Toronto and Vancouver, Dorsey & Whitney’s US-China Practice Group provides integrated international legal services to Chinese clients in a seamless manner.
For more information, please refer to the press release about the transaction.