Brazil: Life Sciences 2018

In this chapter we highlight 12 practitioners as the foremost life sciences specialists in the Brazilian market. The individuals listed boast expertise across a wide range of matters, including transactions, offering regulatory advice and litigating complex patent disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Otto Licks Licks Attorneys, Rio de Janeiro
2. Beatriz Kestener Kestener Granja and Vieira Advogados, São Paulo
3. Rodrigo Alberto Correia da Silva Correia da Silva Advogados, São Paulo

Brazilian full-service firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados boasts a strong life sciences practice, and this year sees three of its lawyers recognised for their prowess in the space.
Angela Fan Chi Kung is “one of the top food and drug specialist lawyers in the country” say sources. She is particularly well regarded for her “excellent reputation handling regulatory matters”.
Camila Martino Parise is a dedicated life sciences practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in the field. She stands out for her regulatory expertise, drawing particular praise for her work on clinical trials.
The “excellent” Sérgio Pinheiro Marçal is “a renowned litigator” who boasts an impressive track record acting on behalf of life sciences companies in product liability matters.

Well known for its strength in the IP space, Dannemann Siemsen Advogados sees two patent law specialists recognised for their work in the life sciences area.
Gustavo de Freitas Morais has a “deep knowledge of intellectual property” and is commended for his “strength handling patent disputes” for multinational companies in the life sciences space.
Joaquim Eugenio Goulart is “a well-known patent litigator” who commands respect for his expert handling of sophisticated disputes involving pharmaceutical patents.

Otto Licks of Licks Attorneys stands out as “a specialist in life sciences intellectual property”, receiving plaudits for his stellar track record representing high-profile companies in pharmaceutical patent disputes.

Beatriz Kestener at Kestener Granja & Vieira Advogados is held in high esteem by commentators, who consider her to be a “leading” lawyer in the life sciences space. She is “very well known” for her work defending life sciences companies in product liability claims.

Rodrigo Alberto Correia da Silva of Correia da Silva Advogados is a “very experienced” practitioner who is “dedicated to life sciences”. He wins praise for his transactional expertise and his first-rate work for pharmaceutical companies.

The “excellent” Elysangela De Oliveira Rabelo at TozziniFreire Advogados is “very strong on life sciences transactions and regulatory work” according to impressed peers, who consider her a top name in the space.

Eliana Silva de Moraes at Silva de Moraes Advogados Associados is “very well known within the industry” after more than 26 years’ experience handling a wide range of regulatory issues for life sciences companies.

Marcos Lobo de Freitas Levy of A Lopes Muniz Advogados Associados is “the top guy in the country” according to one impressed peer, who notes that “he helped shape the development of the Brazilian life sciences industry”. 

Anderson Ribeiro at Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property is a “terrific” lawyer who demonstrates “significant experience within the life sciences sector”. He is widely considered a regulatory expert, and also receives praise for his “excellent work in the IP space”.

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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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