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Aaron Gu
Aaron Gu
Associate
Shanghai +86 21 6036 2607 agu@cov.com Download V-card

Aaron Gu is an associate in the firm’s Shanghai office. Mr. Gu advises multinational and Chinese companies on a range of corporate, regulatory and compliance issues, particularly those in the health care and life science industries, as well as cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investments and outbound investments.

  • Advising a leading biotech company on its transactional and regulatory matters in China, Taiwan and Korea, including clinical trial agreements, service agreements with medical consultants, CROs and SMOs, informed consent form, clinical trial insurance, financing and mortgage agreements, etc.
  • Advised a leading medical device company on its ex-China CFDA GMP inspection, meetings with meetings with government authorities, and post-inspection revisions to standard operating procedures regarding the post-market surveillance.
  • Assisted business associations with commenting on draft regulations to the China Food and Drug Administration and other government authorities in China.
  • Advised a leading multinational pharmaceutical company on the regulatory due diligence of its acquisitions of various pharmaceutical companies in China.  
  • Advised a leading multinational information technology company on its smart health initiatives in China.
  • Advised a leading multinational pharmaceutical company to conduct a regulatory assessment of its patient support program.
  • Advised a leading multinational pharmaceutical company on the regulatory requirement for its veterinary R&D in China.
  • Advised a leading Nordic aluminum and hydropower company in the sale of its Chinese silicon subsidiaries for US$2 billion.     
  • Advised a leading aluminum extrusions company, in connection with a US$99 million investment, on its acquisition of a Chinese aluminum profile manufacturer.
  • Advised a leading aluminum extrusions company on the establishment and operation of its joint venture of RMB630 million with a Chinese state-owned aluminum company.
  • Advised Swedish Government in connection with the operation and de-registration of Swedish Pavilion of Shanghai Expo 2010.

Pro Bono

  • Assisting Stanford Law School China Guiding Cases Project on subsequent development of Guiding Cases issued by China's Supreme People's Court.
  • Assisted International Center for Civil Society Law on the development of charity law in China.  
  • Assisted a youth venture from an Ashoka program in setting up its own nonprofit entity in the US.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • NYU Alumni Club in Shanghai, Committee Member
  • Stanford Law School China Guiding Cases Project, Editor
  • International Center for Civil Society Law, Fellow    

Previous Experience

  • Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Gu has worked for three years in the Shanghai office of a leading international law firm and the New York office of a leading Chinese law.