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China Passes Personal Information Protection Law

On August 20, 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress promulgated the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), which will become effective on November 1, 2021. The PIPL is the first comprehensive national level personal information protection law in China, which systematically regulates the processing of personal information by entities and individuals. The PIPL, together with the Cyber Security Law, which was promulgated in 2017, and the Data Security Law, which was promulgated earlier this year, form the three pillars of China’s comprehensive data protection legal regime.

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European and Global Private Equity Health Care and Life Sciences 2020 Review and Looking Ahead to 2021

Time to Read: 1 minutes Practices: Health Care, Life Sciences, Europe

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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the business landscape across the health care and life sciences industries, and continues to do so. In this unprecedented year, Ropes & Gray has delivered the expertise and intellectual heft that our clients needed to confront the pandemic. Our health care and life sciences practice has stood out this year as being the leading legal adviser in these sectors and received multiple awards recognising that, some examples of which are set out in this newsletter.

The strength of our health care and life sciences practice, together with our market-leading private equity practice, places us in a unique position as the preeminent law firm for PE funds investing in these sectors.

Out of the London office, we acted for clients investing in, amongst other things, vaccine manufacturing sites, cancer diagnostics and treatment, pharmaceutical services, and direct-to-consumer products and sales. We believe that there is a great deal of opportunity for investors as a result of the changing landscape.

We look forward to working with you this year.

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