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Brazil: Life Sciences 2016

In this chapter, 14 leading practitioners are selected for their specialism in the life sciences sector.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Otto Licks Licks Attorneys, São Paulo
Beatriz Kestener Kestener Granja & Vieira Advogados, São Paulo
Rodrigo Alberto Correia da Silva Correia da Silva Advogados, São Paulo
Elysangela De Oliveira Rabelo TozziniFreire Advogados, São Paulo

Brazilian independent full-service firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados tops our research garnering three nominations across the following pages. Head of the firm’s life sciences department Angela Fan Chi Kung focuses her practice on regulatory issues in the life sciences. Respondents praise her “intelligent handling of difficult and complex issues” and “seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of regulatory law”. Sérgio Pinheiro Marçal heads the firm’s product liability department and is regarded as a “key player in high-stakes pharmaceutical and medical device liability defence”. They are joined by regulatory expert Camila Martino Parise, who is deemed “an exciting prospect” by peers.

Two leading practitioners represent Dannemann Siemsen Advogados. Joaquim Eugenio Goulart is known as “a prodigious litigator who presents his potent arguments with style and clarity”. The “outstanding” Gustavo de Freitas Morais is renowned for the depth and breadth of his practice, which focuses on litigation, licensing, regulatory issues and IP prosecution in the life sciences arena. According to one source, he is a “first-rate practitioner with an international outlook”.

At São Paulo-based Licks Attorneys, founder Otto Licks is celebrated as a “phenomenal litigator” in the IP and life sciences sectors. He provides clients with tremendous expertise built up from over 20 years of engagements in complex pharmaceutical patent infringement disputes.

Kestener Granja & Vieira Advogados’ founding partner Beatriz Kestener is famed as a luminary in the market with respondents praising her “diligence and tact during negotiations” and “tenacity and prowess” during litigation relating to both patent infringement and product liability.

Rodrigo Alberto Correia da Silva of his own firm, Correia da Silva Advogados, is a long-standing fixture in the market known for his “substantial insight and proficiency in regulatory and transactional matters in the life sciences sector”.

At TozziniFreire Advogados, Elysangela De Oliveira Rabelo is singled out as “one of the stars in the field” by respondents who point to her vast wealth of expertise handling M&A, commercial and regulatory matters in the life sciences sector. One client notes that she is “the first port of call in this area given her ability to drive through a deal”.

Campos & Antonioli Advogados Associados’ Philip Antonioli is praised for his “tremendous efficiency, reliability and unquestionable knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry” with another adding, “He is a joy to work with.”

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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