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Latin-America Guide

Life Sciences — Colombia


Lloreda Camacho & Co - Life Sciences Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acclaimed practice group well positioned to assist clients with the whole range of matters related to the life sciences arena, from price control issues to complex patent prosecution and enforcement matters, as well as sophisticated sanitary registrations before the National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (INVIMA). Client roster comprises leading domestic and international companies from the healthcare, food and drink, and biotechnology industries. Cortexyme is a new client win.

Strengths Clients are quick to praise the team, saying: "Everything is positive about them; they are very well prepared, they have in-depth technical knowledge and are confident in their legal recommendations." They also say: "They complete tasks to the highest standard and achieve positive results."

Another source states: "We are very happy with them. They have a lot of knowledge and they always analyse matters from different perspectives. They are very responsive and quick." Adding: "We feel that they are an extension of our company. We rely on them."

Work highlight Successfully advised Hoffmann-La Roche on the granting of 23 invention patents by the Colombian patent office.

Notable practitioners

According to clients, "expert" Ana María Castro "is a leader in the life sciences arena" and "knows extensively about this sector." They go on to describe her as "very proactive, always available and a lawyer with a strategic insight." Castro boasts particular expertise dealing with complex pharmaceutical and biotechnology issues.

Enrique Álvarez Posada enters the rankings due to strong recognition from the market based on his notable work dealing with pricing regulations within the pharmaceutical sector. Clients note: "He possesses great seniority and deep understanding of this sector."

Clients say that associate-to-watch Daniel Cardona "is very good and rigorous in analysing the matters." They go on to endorse "his technical abilities" and his relevant role within the team dealing with price control issues.

About the Team (content provided by Lloreda Camacho & Co)

We represent major R&D pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, food, beverage and cosmetics local and foreign companies in Colombia.  We counsel our clients on a full range of regulatory issues and patent matters at every stage of their products life cycle, including structuring strategies for Marketing Authorization (preparation and prosecution of applications for health registrations, renewals, modifications, certifications and authorizations with INVIMA that is the National Regulatory Agency in Colombia); Promotional Practices; and Post-Marketing Safety Plans and the prosecution and enforcement of their patents.

Our life sciences team is also specialized and well-known for its active patent practice in the biopharmaceutical sector in the Latin America Region, e.g. managing some of our clients’ patents portfolio in all Latin American countries and Caribbean.

One of the major focuses of our health department is to provide complete legal counsel in all matters such as data protection, registration procedures, clinical studies, compliance investigations, marketing activities, advertising, price regulation, investigations for alleged health regulation, labeling, among others.

We are also deeply involved in the different legal strategies for the implementation of biotechnological decree 1782.

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OlarteMoure - Life Sciences Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding team at the forefront of the Colombian life sciences market, well regarded for its members' technical expertise and focus advising local and international companies on prosecution and litigation matters related to patents and trade marks, particularly from the pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors. Also experienced handling key regulatory pricing and market access issues, as well as sensitive sanitary registration matters before INVIMA. New client wins for the firm include Panacea, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ciopora.

Strengths An interviewee states: "I appreciated the firm’s ability to provide insightful and strategic advice and representation, with a well-rounded approach. The lawyers are very knowledgeable, their work product is very high quality and their legal analysis is sound."

Other clients endorse the firm's performance, saying: "The lawyers provide excellent service. They are always available."

Work highlight Successfully assisted Cannavida with obtaining the manufacturing licence and export licence for the production of medicinal cannabis in Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Carlos Olarte is held in high esteem by market commentators for his noteworthy abilities dealing with complex mandates related to patents and compliance investigations. Interviewees say: "He is the lawyer to go to for pharmaceutical patents." Olarte leads on many of the firm's most important work highlights.

Associate-to-watch Alexander Agudelo is highlighted by interviewees for his skills in this arena. They also note that as a trained chemist as well as a lawyer, he has an advantage when advising on pharmaceutical patents.

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Cavelier Abogados - Life Sciences Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy practice group supported by engineers, chemists and biotechnological experts. Team is well regarded for advising on IP matters, with a strong focus on patents. Mandates include patent prosecution and enforcement before the administrative and judicial authorities. The Colombian National Coffee Growers Federation, Pfizer and Takeda are new client wins.

Strengths Clients rate the team as "excellent," further explaining that "they take the time to make sure they understand the client’s goals, and give the matters the personal attention needed to secure a successful result."

Work highlight Advised Bayer Intellectual Property on a claim analysis related to the infringement of a generic version of a drug and on the settlement agreement which prevented the product entering the market.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Andrés Rincón has great knowledge in matters related to patents. Clients describe him as "an excellent lawyer who is always alert to his clients' needs." Peers also state: "He is a great patent litigator."

Associate-to-watch Adriana Durán is acknowledged by sources for her role dealing with regulatory issues. She regularly assists clients with pharmacological and legal evaluations of products as well as on clinical research agreements.

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Gómez-Pinzón - Life Sciences Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established full-service firm with a well-regarded team handling a wide range of life sciences matters, including regulatory matters and sanitary registrations as well as marketing authorisations and patent prosecution work. Client portfolio includes major domestic and international companies from the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food and beverage sectors.

Strengths A clients says: "They became a strategic ally for us, because of their knowledge of the regulation, and their business-oriented approach. They were able to understand our needs and supported us in complex proceedings."

Work highlight Assisted Laboratorios Rimsa with trade mark and patent applications, marketing authorisations and distribution agreements.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano is a notable lawyer with long-standing experience in IP-related matters. A satisfied client says: "He is always present and on top of our needs. It is great to have an attentive and supportive partner."

Associate-to-watch and co-head of department Andrea Pieschacón González enters the ranking following great endorsement from the market. Clients describe her as "a great lawyer with deep knowledge and excellent ideas to solve problems; she always adds value."

About the Team (content provided by Gómez-Pinzón)

GPA is one of the few law firms in the country with a regulatory affairs practice group, focused on health, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical devices and food regulatory matters (relating to medicine, controlled substances, food, beverages, cosmetics, medical devices, vegetal varieties, hygiene and cleaning products, etc.). The practice group advises on regulatory procedures before the authorities, sanitary legislation, strategy for the management of medicine prices, distribution contracts for the pharmaceutical and food industries and filing and prosecution of patent applications.

We provide a wide range of IP services across all areas of innovation management, including patents, one of the key areas in the life sciences field. The firm advises on four innovation stages, identified by the firm as creation, administration, commercial use, and protection. The firm’s IP department is one of the most comprehensive and multidisciplinary IP departments in Colombia, comprising IP and competition lawyers, patent engineers, pharmaceutical chemists, industrial and process engineers, and private investigators for anti-counterfeiting cases.

Our Firm has wide experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications for local and international clients from the life sciences industry. GPA provides counseling regarding local patent practice concerning inventions related to antibodies, recombinant DNA, recombinant proteins, and vaccines, among other biotechnology creations. 

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Aristizábal y Jiménez Abogados - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique firm retained as counsel for a broad scope of life sciences matters, with a particular expertise dealing with complex sanitary registrations before INVIMA. Regularly instructed by leading companies hailing from the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industry. Particularly strong dealing with oncology products.

Strengths Market commentators declare: "This is the firm to go to for complex sanitary registration matters in Colombia. They have key experience which helps to solve very complicated cases."

Notable practitioners

According to clients, experienced partner Rubby Aristizabal "boasts great expertise in sanitary registration matters." They go on to state: "She stays close and makes you feel like you are her most important client."

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Baker McKenzie S.A.S. - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International full-service firm with an active life sciences department. Experienced in handling sanitary registrations as well as other IP matters such as managing patent portfolios. Regularly works for major multinational companies as well as leading local players. Universidad de los Andes, Hoya Optical Labs of America and Kao USA are new client wins.

Strengths Clients endorse the team's performance, stating: "They are very attentive and respond very quickly."

Work highlight Assisted Shire Human Genetic Therapies with the prosecution and administration of its international patent portfolio in Latin America.

Notable practitioners

Alvaro Correa and Juan Pablo Concha are the key client contacts.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie S.A.S.)

Our healthcare lawyers support life sciences clients throughout the product lifecycle, from research and development to launch. Our lawyers have particular expertise advising medical device and pharmaceutical companies on marketing and promotion rules across the globe, particularly those related to social media. We also help life sciences clients with all aspects of intellectual property registration, protection and enforcement and represent clients in trademark and patent prosecution.

With more than 50 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical industry, we advise on mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs and joint ventures, helping life sciences clients navigate the regulatory and compliance issues specific to the industry, particularly in emerging markets where the industry is undergoing double-digit growth.

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Brigard Castro - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected practice group with particular strength dealing with regulatory issues, especially sensitive sanitary registration before INVIMA. Team additionally advises on trade marks and patents, as well as M&A transactions for market-leading companies from the healthcare, food and beverage, and biotechnology industries. Immunotec is a new client win.

Strengths Clients praise the team, stating: "The lawyers produce great work. They are punctual and cordial. They possess good understanding of the matters and provide objective conclusions."

Work highlight Advised Intersurgical on the process to receive the correct product classification and obtain the licence to import and commercialise a cleansing product for medical devices.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Juan Pablo Cadena is held in high esteem by market commentators for his great expertise dealing with IP-related matters, particularly with trade marks and patents, and for his relevant role in the industry.

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Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known firm with expertise across the full spectrum of life sciences matters, very focused on patent prosecution and enforcement as well as on sanitary registrations before the administrative authorities. Clients hail from an array of sectors, notably from the medical, cosmetic and food and beverage industries. Exactech is a new client win.

Strengths Commentators describe the team' service as "excellent and very transparent." They go on to note: "The lawyers are always up-to-date with new developments and therefore, they provide comprehensive advice."

Work highlight Advised Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Zogenix International, alongside Bozicevic Field & Francis, on the filing of their pharmaceutical patents in five Latin American countries.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Helena Camargo Williamson leads on some of the most relevant cases instructed to the firm. Helena focuses on IP-related matters, most notably complex patent cases.

Associate-to-watch Mónica Bonnett enters the rankings this year on the back of solid endorsement from sources. Interviewees say: "She is an excellent professional and is always available," adding: "She is accurate with her recommendations."

About the Team (content provided by Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys)

Posse Herrera Ruiz´ Lifescience  practice specialises in patent and health registrations covering technical patents, industrial design and sanitary registration filings, searches, drafting and prosecution services

Our life sciences practices works closely with our intellectual property team to advise clients on how to protect and maximize the value of their inventions in this field.

The practice is well known by clients for its One-Stop Service for filings in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands and we have successfully provided services in difficult jurisdictions such us Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Guyana.   

In 2016 we have extended our services in Latin America to health registrations.

We have included litigation services to our practice, as well as health registration counseling.

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Raisbeck & Castro - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-recognised team handling a number of life sciences mandates, including regulatory issues such as sanitary registration cases before INVIMA, as well as patent prosecution and enforcement. Department enjoys particular expertise assisting multinational companies involved in the cosmetic and food and beverage industries.

Strengths Interviewees describe the lawyers as "specialists in life sciences."

Notable practitioners

According to sources, partner Natalia Castro is skilled and very experienced dealing with regulatory mandates. Commentators note: "She is a good lawyer" and "she handles sanitary registrations very well."

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Band 1

Ana María Castro

Lloreda Camacho & Co

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients, "expert" Ana María Castro"is a leader in the life sciences arena" and "knows extensively about this sector." They go on to describe her as "very proactive, always available and a lawyer with a strategic insight." Castro boasts particular expertise dealing with complex pharmaceutical and biotechnology issues.

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Band 1

OlarteMoure

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Carlos Olarte is held in high esteem by market commentators for his noteworthy abilities dealing with complex mandates related to patents and compliance investigations. Interviewees say: "He is the lawyer to go to for pharmaceutical patents." Olarte leads on many of the firm's most important work highlights.

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Band 2

Rubby Aristizabal

Aristizábal y Jiménez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients, experienced partner Rubby Aristizabal"boasts great expertise in sanitary registration matters." They go on to state: "She stays close and makes you feel like you are her most important client."

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Band 3

Libardo Cárdenas Giraldo

Químicos Farmacéuticos Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Long-standing partner Libardo Cárdenas Giraldo of Químicos Farmacéuticos Abogados "enjoys a great reputation particularly in matters related to INVIMA," according to sources. They go on to highlight: "He is a pharmaceutical chemist and a lawyer with a great presence in the market."

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Band 3

Raisbeck & Castro

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources, partner Natalia Castro is skilled and very experienced dealing with regulatory mandates. Commentators note: "She is a good lawyer" and "she handles sanitary registrations very well."

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Band 4

Enrique Álvarez Posada

Lloreda Camacho & Co

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Enrique Álvarez Posada enters the rankings due to strong recognition from the market based on his notable work dealing with pricing regulations within the pharmaceutical sector.Clients note: "He possesses great seniority and deep understanding of this sector." 

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Juan Pablo Cadena

Brigard Castro

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Juan Pablo Cadena is held in high esteem by market commentators for his great expertise dealing with IP-related matters, particularly with trade marks and patents, and for his relevant role in the industry.

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Band 4

Helena Camargo Williamson

Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Helena Camargo Williamson leads on some of the most relevant cases instructed to the firm. Helena focuses on IP-related matters, most notably complex patent cases.

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Band 4

Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano

Gómez-Pinzón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano is a notable lawyer with long-standing experience in IP-related matters. A satisfied client says: "He is always present and on top of our needs. It is great to have an attentive and supportive partner."

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Band 4

Cavelier Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Andrés Rincón has great knowledge in matters related to patents. Clients describe him as "an excellent lawyer who is always alert to his clients' needs." Peers also state: "He is a great patent litigator."

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Associates to watch

Alexander Agudelo

OlarteMoure

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Alexander Agudelo is highlighted by interviewees for his skills in this arena. They also note that as a trained chemist as well as a lawyer, he has an advantage when advising on pharmaceutical patents.

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Associates to watch

Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Mónica Bonnett enters the rankings this year on the back of solid endorsement from sources. Interviewees say: "She is an excellent professional and is always available," adding: "She is accurate with her recommendations."

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Associates to watch

Lloreda Camacho & Co

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients say that associate-to-watch Daniel Cardona"is very good and rigorous in analysing the matters." They go on to endorse "his technical abilities" and his relevant role within the team dealing with price control issues. 

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Associates to watch

Cavelier Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Adriana Durán is acknowledged by sources for her role dealing with regulatory issues. She regularly assists clients with pharmacological and legal evaluations of products as well as on clinical research agreements.

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Associates to watch

Andrea Pieschacón González

Gómez-Pinzón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch and co-head of department Andrea Pieschacón González enters the ranking following great endorsement from the market. Clients describe her as "a great lawyer with deep knowledge and excellent ideas to solve problems; she always adds value."

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