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Empower China - Europe Life Sciences Transactions.

For European start-ups and SME life sciences companies, CHINSIDERS is the trustworthy transaction advisor that offers extended full lifecycle support on China-related transactions.  


We work hand-in-hand and side-by-side with our clients to achieve the best and long-lasting success in China's market development and expansion.

Deconstruct Chinese Differences into Western Perspectives.

Headquartered in Switzerland and stationed in China, we leverage our seasoned experiences in the business, transaction, legal, and IP fields and in the addressed markets.


With our entrepreneur mindset, we believe that the most value is achieved by bringing large pharma's expertise and resources to smaller businesses at an affordable cost structure.

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Fiona Gao
Attorney-at-law, EMBA

Founding Partner

Based in Basel, Switzerland

Heidi H. Zhang
Patent Attorney, Attorney-at-law

Patent Partner

Based in Beijing, China

Bringing 11+ years of experience from Novartis and leading law firms in China and Switzerland, Fiona has solid experience in life sciences industry and in cross-border transactions, commercial and IP matters, whereas the total transaction volume supported is more than $6bn

Fiona has advised clients of all sizes, in the past 5 years she worked closely with startups, and small and medium sized biopharmaceutical companies in Switzerland.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • Co-organizer and moderator of "The 3rd Swiss-Chinese Life Sciences Forum".

  • "Regulatory Framework of Drug Entry to China", in Life Sciences Law, Chapter 6, ISBN: 978-3-03891-025-1

  • Presentation titled "The Outlook for Chinese Healthcare: Changing Regulatory & Policy Environment" at the 19th Annual Biotech in Europe Forum (Sachs Forum)".

Heidi brings 20 years of Chinese patent advisory experiences covering patent prosecution, invalidation, litigation, analysis, and transaction. She has represented patent litigation cases before all levels of IP courts in China


Studied and lectured on microbiology and immunology, Heidi is a recognized patent expert in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics.

Heidi has advised many leading global and Chinese pharmaceutical companies.

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