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May 27, 2015

Corporate and Life Sciences King & Spalding Team Advises SciClone Pharmaceuticals in License Agreement with Theravance for Exclusive Rights in China

PALO ALTO, May 27, 2015 — King & Spalding advised SciClone Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: SCLN) a U.S.-based, China-focused specialty pharmaceutical company, in a transaction with Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBPH) granting SciClone exclusive development and commercial rights for the antibiotic VIBATIV® (telavancin) in China and certain adjacent territories. VIBATIV is an anti-infective therapy for difficult-to-treat infections.

The King & Spalding team included Silicon Valley-based partner Tom Duley and associates Stephen Abreu and Longbo Wang, all of whom are corporate lawyers focused on the life sciences industry.

Additional information on the agreement between SciClone and Theravance can be found here.

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