Fiona Gao

Fiona Gao


work Aeschenvorstadt 4 Postfach
4010 Basel


Attorney at Law (New York) - Manager of China Life Sciences Group

Senior Associate

Fiona focuses on cross-border transactions (foreign direct investment, M&A, corporate and commercial) and Life Sciences. She advises Swiss and international clients, in particular Chinese clients, of all sizes.

With 10 years of multi-jurisdictional legal advisory experiences in leading law firms and in in-house team of multinational companies, she brings a unique and comprehensive legal expertise to Sino-Swiss clients.

Combining her legal and industry expertise, she counsels and guides Chinese and Swiss Life Sciences companies in cross-border investment and collaboration.


  • The John Marshall Law School (LL.M., 2009)
  • Jilin University (LL.B., 2008)


  • Legal Counsel at a Swiss Pharmaceutical Company (2014-2016)
  • Legal Counsel (secondment) at a multinational mining Company, Shanghai (2011)
  • Lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons, Shanghai (2010-2013)

Memberships in Associations

  • International Bar Association


  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • German

Practice areas

  • Biotechnology Law
  • China Desk
  • Commercial Law
  • Communication Law
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Location Planning
  • M&A
  • Pharma
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