Firms To Watch: Life sciences

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Life sciences in Brazil

Kestener e Vieira Advogados

Kestener e Vieira Advogados continues to be a leading force in the life sciences space, standing out for its capabilities in complex dispute resolution. Proceedings before the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) and cases before administrative and judicial courts are key areas of strength for the group, which is well positioned to advise pharmaceutical, food and beverages, cosmetics and healthcare players in the gamut of life sciences mandates. The firm is seen with great regularity assisting clients with pricing and reimbursement negotiations with the government, public tenders, and product liability issues; the team also fields strong credentials in mandates concerning the manufacturing and licensing of health and food-related products. Founding partner and renowned life sciences expert Beatriz Kestener is the trusted adviser to a number of healthcare clients. Fellow founder Fabio Alonso Vieira focuses on corporate transactions and commercial issues, while Flávio Spegiorin Ramos advises pharmaceutical, food, agriculture, cosmetics and medical devices companies on complex business law matters. Associate Guilherme Gieron Fonseca e Silva specialises in regulatory work related to healthcare and food.

Practice head(s):

Beatriz Kestener


‘The firm has great technical knowledge and is able to assist the company not only in legal matters but in other areas such as regulatory issues, patient associations, support programs and the medical field. We have great confidence that the work will be carried out with high quality.’

‘Beatriz Kestner is always available to hold an alignment meeting and seek the best solution for the problems presented. It is enriching to work with her as she always presents new opportunities and ideas.’

‘A very good and reliable, pragmatic team with useful insights, cost effective approach. Fabio Vieira has a deep knowledge of industry stakes and trends in Brazil and interactions with other regions including the EU and the US.’

Key clients

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Baxter Hospitalar

Produtos Roche Químicos e Farmacêuticos

Divegen Gestão E Tratamento De Dados

Boehringer Ingelheim Do Brasil Química E Farmacêutica

BL Industria Ótica

Kellogg Brasil

Halex Istar Industria Farmacêutica

Japan Tobacco International Brazil

Louis Dreyfus Company Brasil


De Gaulle Fleurance

Keller and Heckman LLP

Adium Pharma/ Zodiac Produtos Farmacêuticos

Grupo Natura Cosméticos

Fresenius Kabi Brasil

Pint Pharma Produtos Médicos, Hospitalares E Farmacêuticos

Grupo Lavoro

Aquila Healthcare


Mevo Saúde / Mevo Pharma


Grupo Boticário

Daiichi Sankyo Brasil Farmacêutica

Grupo Fleury

Work highlights

  • Representing Takeda Pharmaceuticals in a civil action filed by Bayer challenging the productive development partnership settled by Takeda, Hemobrás and the Ministry of Health.
  • Advising Kellogg on the business, corporate, regulatory, tax and contractual structure of the project related to the manufacturing by Sonoco of the Pringles cans.
  • Advised Adium Pharma/ Zodiac Produtos Farmacêuticos on the Brazilian aspects of its corporate restructuring in Latin America.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

A pioneer in the life sciences space in Brazil, Pinheiro Neto Advogados remains at the forefront of the market for its distinguished expertise in the sector and multidisciplinary approach. Covering the full spectrum of life sciences work, the group is instructed by a varied client roster comprised of leading companies in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, agribusiness and healthcare sectors. In addition to its solid transactional capabilities, the group also provides assistance in administrative litigation before ANVISA, clinical trials, licensing agreements and regulatory matters. The well-regarded Angela Kung is a specialist in transactional and regulatory work, acting for both established and emerging life sciences companies, namely pharmaceutical, medical devices, biotech, animal health and healthcare clients. Camila Martino Parise, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, advises domestic and international corporations on the regulation of medicines, as well as medical, food, agricultural and veterinary products. Senior associate Nicole Aun is heavily involved in healthtech matters, and possesses special expertise in technology transfer projects of strategic pharmaceuticals within the context of public and private partnerships. Associates Lucas Alexandre Hoeppers and Laura Oliveira Barboza assist with regulatory issues.


‘Camila has an exceptional understanding of the procedures and complexities of ANVISA that very few others possess.’

‘They are highly skilled in analysis and delivering reports in English.’

Lefosse Advogados

With a strong focus on regulatory matters and proceedings before ANVISA, Lefosse Advogados fields a growing life sciences practice that combines the firm’s previous healthcare expertise with the knowledge of head Rubens Granja, a renowned figure in the market who joined from Kestener e Vieira Advogados at the end of 2021 to kick-start the industry-focused team. The firm assists clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical devices, goods, biodiversity, and cosmetics segments, which often seek advice on transactions, civil law, clinical trials and public procurement. Counsel Natássia Misae Ueno specialises in administrative and regulatory law, offering advice to clients on negotiations with the federal government and compulsory bidding processes. Also noted, senior associate Júlia de Castro Kesselring focuses on regulatory matters in this space.

Practice head(s):

Rubens Granja


‘Excellent team of partners and lawyers, with excellent technical expertise, both from an advisory and administrative litigation perspective.’

‘Rubens Granja stands out.’

Key clients

Víncula Indústria, Comércio, Importação e Exportação de Implantes

United Medical

Airela Indústria Farmacêutica

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Exact Sciences International

Laboratórios Pfizer

AbbVie Farmacêutica

Boehringer Ingelheim do Brasil Química e Farmacêutica

Baxter Hospitalar

Allergan Produtos Farmacêuticos

Work highlights

  • Advised Allergan on a class action filed by the Attorney General’s Office involving the recall of a medical device.
  • Advised Pfizer on technology transfer agreements with the Public Government.
  • Represented Baxter Hospitalar in proceedings before CMED to review prices established by the authority for the company’s strategic products.

Mattos Filho

Noted for its 'prompt service, technical capacity and negotiation skills', Mattos Filho handles regulatory, contractual and litigation matters for a diverse group of life sciences and healthcare players. Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthtech, food and beverages, and medical device companies regularly turn to the team for advice on the gamut of industry-related matters, including corporate transactions, clinical trials, product development and pricing. Practice head Ana Cândida Sammarco is singled out for her experience in life sciences regulatory issues; she regularly advises on the structuring of healthcare plan agreements, implementation of new technologies, and drafting and negotiating supply and distribution agreements. Fellow co-leader Gustavo Swenson Caetano utilises his IP and food law expertise to handle contractual, commercial and transactional work in the life sciences sector.

Practice head(s):

Ana Cândida Sammarco; Gustavo Swenson Caetano


‘Mattos Filho has a fine and solid life sciences team.’

‘Mattos Filho life sciences’ practice is led by Ana Candida, who stands out in the Brazilian market.’

‘Prompt service, technical capacity and negotiation skills are what makes the firm stand out. The partners always meet the challenging deadlines we give them, with quality and promptness. The trust created is the strongest element in the their relationship with the client.’

Key clients

Fresenius-Kabi Brazil, Fresenius-Kabi Swissbiossimilar and Fresenius-Kabi


Laboratórios Pfizer

Sanofi Farmacêutica

Hypera Pharma


DASA Diagnósticos da América


Establishment Labs

Grupo DPSP – Drogaria São Paulo

DIMED – Drogaria Panvel


Daiichi Sankyo

Terumo Medical



Akzo Nobel

Meta Platforms

Associação Educadora São Carlos – Mãe de Deus Hospital

Work highlights

  • Advising Fresenius and its Brazilian subsidiary on the negotiation of a productive development partnership.
  • Advises Farmax on a wide range of regulatory matters, including interactions with ANVISA and local sanitary authorities due to a previous sanitary inspection and existing recall administrative proceeding.
  • Assisting Hypera with regulatory and contractual-related matters.


Entirely devoted to the healthcare, technology, food and life sciences sectors, boutique firm SPLaw works with both multinational and Brazilian companies in the full range of life sciences matters, from disputes to clinical trials, transactions, regulatory issues and IP. The ‘efficient, fast and objectiveBenny Spiewak is recommended by clients for his 'vast knowledge of the life sciences market' and 'high technical expertise'. Co-head Pedro Carneiro focuses on industry-related environmental matters, while associate Daniela Jambor, who specialises in the regulation of genetically modified organisms, is a name to note for mandates concerning the cannabis industry.

Practice head(s):

Benny Spiewak; Pedro Carneiro


‘They are very quick and objective in their responses, which makes them highly efficient. They possess extensive knowledge of the market and industries, and they keep up-to-date with the latest processes.’

‘Benny Spiewak has exceptional knowledge of the market. He is always ready to assist us in an extremely efficient, fast, and objective way, offering practical and effective solutions.’

‘For me, the firm’s main asset is its owner, Benny Spiewak, who has vast knowledge of the life sciences market.’

Key clients



Teva Pharmaceuticals


Anheuser-Busch InBev

Astellas Pharma

Boehringer Ingelheim

Daiichi Sankyo



General Electric Healthcare

IL Health




Leão Alimentos



Philips Medical System


Safe Pill

Siemens Healthineers

Work highlights

  • Represented Sanofi in a strategic regulatory case on Rx-to-OTC switches of drugs.
  • Assists the Teva Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Industry (TAPI) in the challenging applications and rights from third parties before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) and the Patent Office of the Brazilian FDA (ANVISA) on the intellectual property system for active pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • Assisting Siemens Healthineers with the drafting and implementation of its Brazil-wide policy and procedures regulating the trade of refurbished medical equipment following ANVISA’s new rules.

Fialdini Einsfeld Advogados

A strong performer in strategic litigation, Fialdini Einsfeld Advogados is a go-to choice in Brazil for major international research companies engaged in civil, administrative and commercial proceedings before the lower and superior courts. Clients, including pharmaceutical companies, regularly seek the team's advice on clinical trials, distribution contracts, patent infringements and price regulations. The department is jointly led by Alexandre Einsfeld and Pedro Sergio Fialdini Filho, both of whom are key contacts for players from the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and animal health segments, and stand out for their regulatory expertise. Senior associate Ivan Fernandes De Cunha and associate Thiago Adorno Albigiante both take on complex litigation cases involving public contracts, consumer law and IP.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Sergio Fialdini Filho; Alexandre Einsfeld; Ivan Fernandes de Cunha; Thiago Adorno Albigiante


‘The firm has extensive expertise of the Brazilian health market. In addition to its technical knowledge, it has an excellent cost-to-benefit ratio.’

‘Ivan Fernandes de Cunha and Pedro Sergio Fialdini Filho are notable for their technical ability and accessibility.’

‘The firm is an excellent partner, always agile, available and very organised. The team is always ready for all types of demands and responds with the necessary agility, taking into account the interests of the company and the market involved.’

Key clients

Laboratórios Pfizer/Wyeth

AstraZeneca do Brazil

Sanofi Medley Farmacêutica

BioMarin Brasil

Allergan Aesthetics

Takeda Pharma

Chiesi Farmacêutica

Astellas Pharma



Work highlights

Licks Attorneys

Combining expertise in IP, regulations and healthcare, Licks Attorneys brings together a group of specialised lawyers, pharmacists, chemists and scientists, which is well placed to assist domestic and international clients in a variety of life sciences matters. The department boasts an impressive track record in contentious matters, and is led by three practitioners: founding partner Otto Licks, who is particularly active in strategic litigation and policymaking matters involving small molecules, biologics, agrichemicals and medical devices; fellow founder Eduardo Hallak, a name to note for complex disputes and patents; and Liliane Roriz, who utilises her former experience as an appellate judge to assist with IP-related cases.

Practice head(s):

Otto Licks; Liliane Roriz; Eduardo Hallak


‘Licks Attorneys have great subject-matter expertise and are very responsive.’

‘The firm has a differentiated multidisciplinary team, which knows the pharmaceutical market and is keen to know the business, the portfolio and the way we work to bring innovations. They speak the client’s language and are always available for discussions.’

Key clients

PTA Lundbeck


Work highlights

  • Represented PTA Lundbeck in a lawsuit requesting term adjustment for a patent covering technology related to the drug Brintellix.
  • Represented Genentech in a case challenging dosage regime requirements in Brazil.

Souto Correa Advogados

Always willing to help and meet the interests of its clients’, Souto Correa Advogados established its life sciences practice in February 2022 and has continued to show its dedication to this field by recently expanding the team to 8 professionals, all focused on life sciences and healthcare. The group 'provides technical and strategic advice from a local regulatory perspective' to a diverse client base, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical and food segments. Department head Anderson Ribeiro maintains a broad practice focused on regulations, government contracts, compliance, clinical trials, transactions and litigation. Key names below partner-level include: Matheus Montecasciano, who has considerable experience in administrative proceedings before ANVISA and other regulatory health authorities; Paulo Rosito, who often acts for pharmaceutical companies in non-contentious matters and litigation; and Lucas Calabria, who possesses in-depth knowledge of sanitary regulation, food and drug law.

Practice head(s):

Anderson Ribeiro


‘Anderson Ribeiro is an excellent lawyer who understands the needs of the health sector.’

‘Extremely qualified team and always willing to help and meet the interests of the client. Fast and efficient, with great knowledge of the area and the pharmaceutical sector.’

‘Matheus Montecasciano is an excellent professional. He is always available to assist clients in the best way and within the requested deadlines. Anderson Ribeiro is highly knowledgeable of life sciences. Paulo Rosito is a great professional with excellent knowledge of how the industry works.’

‘The life sciences department, led by Anderson Ribeiro, provides technical and strategic advice from a local regulatory perspective. It is well versed in the laws that apply to each industry and has excellent knowledge of how the local regulatory agency works.’

‘Anderson Ribeiro is the key partner to watch out for. He knows each regulated industry very well and provides excellent advice on the best way to market regulated products in Brazil.’

Key clients

BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Henry Schein Brazil Dental

Young Living Essential Oils

IFF / Danisco




Janssen Cilag / Johnson & Johnson

Laboratório Catarinense


Chiesi Farmacêutica

Work highlights

  • Advising a rare disease company on preventing and nullifying an illegal public procurement conducted by the Health Secretariat of the State of Santa Catarina to purchase the drug by international vendors.
  • Representing a pharma company in a case to overturn the unfavourable price decision from CMED at the appeal level to enable the launching of a product with the potential to lead the weight loss market.
  • Advised a major food ingredient supplier on general advice regularly concerning local operations and the challenges of introducing novel ingredients and quality/regulatory compliance.

TozziniFreire Advogados

Rated for its ‘extensive experience‘ and ‘established presence‘ in the life sciences space, full-service firm TozziniFreire Advogados offers multidisciplinary advice to companies across multiple segments, though its primary focus lies on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and healthcare. The group, which has recently acquired new clients in the emerging field of pet health and food, is adept at handling a combination of regulatory, transactional, litigation, IP and tech-related matters, and is also skilled in advising on the import and export of health products. Department head Marco Aurélio Torronteguy, ‘an extremely prepared, well-educated, pragmatic, skilled and collaborative professional’, has a wealth of experience in administrative proceedings before ANVISA; clinical trials and regulatory issues involving medical devices are also among his key areas of expertise. Associate Victor Hugo Callejon Avallone offers key support in the context of administrative proceedings, M&A concerning the health sector and clinical trials.

Practice head(s):

Marco Aurélio Torronteguy


‘I believe that their practice is exceptional due to their extensive experience and established presence in the industry. This enables them to stay current not only with existing regulations but also with upcoming regulatory developments. Moreover, they possess valuable insights into how regulations function in practice and their interactions with health authorities and other private entities within the industry.’

‘The lawyers in this practice stand out, especially Marco Aurélio Torronteguy. He actively engages with clients’ needs, comprehends their genuine concerns from both practical and business perspectives, and remains thoroughly informed about the latest regulations.’

‘Knowledge of regulatory standards, methods and procedures for pharmaceutical companies at an exceptional level.’

‘Marco Aurélio and Victor Hugo Callejon Avallone provides excellent services. They support us in several strategic and highly complex demands.’

‘Great intellectual and pragmatic capacity regarding the sector. The team’s multidisciplinary approach to other topics such as compliance is a differentiator.’

‘Marcos Aurélio Torronteguy is an extremely prepared, well-educated, pragmatic, skilled and collaborative professional. Involved directly in strategic issues.’

Key clients

Biogen Brasil Produtos Farmacêuticos

CSL Behring Comércio de Produtos Farmacêuticos

Aché Laboratórios Farmacêuticos

Chr Hansen Indústria e Comércio

Diageo Brasil

Kavo Kerr

Elizabeth Arden do Brasil


Trench Rossi Watanabe

Trench Rossi Watanabe is home to a team of dedicated life science practitioners, who work closely with pharmacists, engineers and other legal specialists in tax, public law and IP to advise clients on a variety of industry-related matters, from regulatory issues to counterfeiting and corporate transactions. Henrique Frizzo, who is singled out for his in-depth knowledge of healthcare regulations, is especially active in mandates involving ANVISA and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA). He oversees the department alongside Marcela Trigo, who takes the lead on patent litigation and non-contentious matters (including transactions) involving life sciences. Recently promoted partner Felipe Zaltman acts for pharmaceutical companies in strategic disputes, while associate Carla Moraes specialises in sanitary and regulatory law.

Practice head(s):

Henrique Frizzo; Marcela Trigo


‘Its life sciences team, in particular Henrique Frizzo, is a great partner of ours. Always available to collaborate, even when external services are required. Its work is high quality, always in line with the sector’s news, and complies with deadlines.’

‘Henrique Frizzo demonstrates great knowledge of the sector as well as the client, which helps us find practical and relevant solutions.’

‘In addition to a lot of knowledge on the matter, they are true collaborators, seeking to understand our procedures and business. They always respond within the deadline.’

Key clients



Novo Nordisk



Baxter Hospitalar






Ge Healthcare

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics


Amicus Therapeutics


Johnson & Johnson




Procter & Gamble




Varian Medical





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Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Taiho Pharmaceutical














Work highlights

  • Advising Boehringer Ingelheim on the sale of its raw material manufacturing farm Solana to Hypera.
  • Assisting AstraZeneca in a major project involving patents related to dapagliflozin, which is the active ingredient of its third most profitable medicine, Forxiga®.
  • Assisting MSD with strategies and proposals to be presented to Fundação Butantan, related to a public call started by Fundação Butantan for a technology transfer and supply of a vaccine against varicella and pneumococcal.

Demarest Advogados

The 'highly qualified and experienced team' at Demarest Advogados acts for domestic and international companies from the pharmaceutical, consumer goods, animal health, medicine, healthcare and biochemical industries. With a multidisciplinary approach, the practice is well positioned to handle the full array of life sciences mandates, including interactions with ANVISA. Showcasing notable strength in biotech work, Claudio Mattos is particularly skilled in regulatory matters involving bio-controlled substances and genetically modified organisms. Bruno Aurélio, a key contact for tobacco and healthcare companies, and senior associate Monique Guzzo, a name to note for the pharmaceutical, food and supplementary health segments, stand out for their regulatory and public law capabilities. Ana Paula Pinheiro Schedel is experienced in pharmaceutical and biotechnology contracts, while Camila Biral often handles high-profile disputes in this space.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Aurélio; Claudio Mattos; Monique Guzzo


‘Demarest stands out for its excellence, with a highly qualified and experienced team. The firm has implemented innovations including cutting-edge technology, collaborative teamwork and innovative tools, making it an excellent choice.’

‘Monique Guzzo stands out for her high level of regulatory health knowledge, bringing solutions and clarification of key points for our business. She also has excellent organisational skills and is efficient in meeting demands.’

‘What makes Demarest unique and different is the quality of the lawyers, transparency, and agility. It was able to welcome our company and make us feel safe.’

‘I recommend this team to everyone, Monique Guzzo is fantastic for life sciences, and everyone has been great to work with.’

‘Claudio Mattos has great expertise in the contractual area.’

‘The work provided by Demarest is very technical and objective as well as efficient.’

Key clients




Gelita do Brasil

JT International Distribuidora de Cigarros

DaVita Group: DaVita Tratamento Renal – Brasil and Davita do Brasil

Grupo DPSP – Drogaria São Paulo e Pacheco

Scheffer & Cia

Carl Zeiss do Brasil

Bacardi Martini do Brasil

W Dental

Lilly Med

WeFiv Clinic


Work highlights

  • Represented Bayer/ Monsanto in a public-interest lawsuit against the Brazilian Federal Government and the State of Rio Grande do Sul, in which the counterparties seek an order to prohibit the use of glyphosate in transgenic soy.
  • Represented Bayer/ Monsanto in several lawsuits filed by rural producers questioning the client’s seeds’ performance.
  • Advising Neto on regulatory matters related to medical device imports.

Felsberg Advogados

Demonstrating 'great knowledge of the Brazilian regulatory landscape', the life sciences practice at Felsberg Advogados provides domestic and international clients with 'efficient and business-oriented legal advice', with a particular focus on contractual and regulatory matters involving ANS, ANVISA and MAPA. Other areas of activity include assisting clients in public bids and in the licensing and registration of products and medication. Chairing the practice, Marianne Albers is skilled at representing clients in proceedings before regulatory agencies. Key support is offered by associate Thais Fernandes, who frequently acts in administrative and judicial cases involving the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

Practice head(s):

Marianne Albers


‘Marianne Albers is extremely capable and flexible with great availability and prompt service.’

‘Great knowledge of the Brazilian regulatory landscape. Efficient and business-oriented legal advice.’

‘Firm with excellent team of lawyers and seniority. Very competent in the corporate, commercial and civil areas.’


Key clients


Insud Pharma – Exeltis


Neilmed Tetra Pak

Laboratorios Fleury


Ypê – Química Amparo



Essity do Brasil Indústria e Comercio

Monster Energy



Work highlights

  • Advises Merck on regulatory issues, including the pricing of medication.
  • Assists Exeltis with regulatory and contractual matters, including licensing, manufacturing and supply agreements and the launch of new medical products.
  • Advising Laboratórios Fleury on regulatory matters and agreements.

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Domestic and international clients, including companies from the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, tobacco, cannabis, food and beverage sectors, regularly turn to Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados' life sciences team for advice on issues related to Brazil’s complex regulatory framework, clinical trials, licensing of products and technology transfer agreements. The group is under the joint leadership of Ana Karina Esteves de Souza and Laura Garcia De Freitas Souza, both of whom specialise in infrastructure and regulatory matters. Gláucia Mara Coelho acts in litigation, while associate Nicole Borges de Carvalho Ura specialises in regulatory issues. The firm was strengthened by the arrival of life sciences, digital health and healthcare partner Renata Rothbarth in June 2023 from Mattos Filho.

Practice head(s):

Ana Karina Esteves de Souza; Laura Garcia de Freitas Souza

Veirano Advogados

Noted for its 'thorough knowledge of the industry', the life sciences and healthcare practice at Veirano Advogados is a popular choice for Brazilian clients seeking assistance in administrative proceedings and matters related to ANVISA. Corporate, transactional and regulatory matters, including clinical trials and commercial arrangements, are other areas of expertise for the group. The 'brilliant and outstanding' Renata Fialho de Oliveira 'is an expert in the life sciences and healthcare sector', and a key contact for pharmaceutical and medical devices companies. She oversees the team with Lior Pinsky.

Practice head(s):

Renata Fialho de Oliveira; Lior Pinsky


‘The life sciences and healthcare team at Veirano has deep and thorough knowledge of the industry and companies’ business. They are able to provide tailormade solutions that meet the commercial and legal needs of the clients; this is a distinct quality. They are quick to answer and practical in their approach.’

‘Renata Fialho de Oliveira is a brilliant and outstanding professional. She is an expert in the life sciences and healthcare sector, and also has a vast experience in corporate law, which enables her to provide integral top quality work. She has excellent teamwork skills, making it easy to coordinate work involving multiple jurisdictions.’

‘It’s great to be able to work with a firm that covers all areas of law and has experience in the pharmaceutical area. This gives me a lot of peace of mind due to the particularities of the market.’

Key clients


Align Technologies

Hospital Albert Einstein

Otsuka Pharmaceutical


Clariant / Beraca Ingredientes Naturais






Eusa Pharma


Charlotte Tilbury

Sommos Food

The Mens

Edward Life Sciences

XVV Advogados

A popular choice for pharmaceutical companies, the life sciences team at XVV Advogados is seen with great regularity handling regulatory and administrative matters before ANVISA and the National Regulatory Agency for Private Health Insurance and Plans (ANS). The practice, which is also sought out by clients from the petcare, food and healthtech industries, is jointly led by Beto Vasconcelos, who specialises in public health and regulatory issues, Felipe de Paula, a key contact for policymaking matters in the technology and life sciences spaces, and Ivo Corrêa, who draws on his public law background to advise on complex regulatory mandates.

Practice head(s):

Beto Vasconcelos; Felipe de Paula; Ivo Corrêa


‘The team is technically very qualified and experienced. Beto Vasconcelos and Felipe de Paula are recommended.’

Key clients


Centro de Imagem Diagnósticos (Grupo Alliar)

The Brazilian Association of Internet Companies


Alice Health

Work highlights

  • Advising Bayer on a conciliation attempt and the subsequent collective action regarding a cooperation agreement signed by the company with the public sector to donate a contraceptive device to support a public project.
  • Representing the Brazilian Association of Internet Companies as one of the 16 effective members of a group focused on reviewing the regulation on distance sales of medicines.
  • Advising Alliar Group on the structuring of public private partnerships (PPPs) to provide diagnostic imaging services in several states and municipalities across the country.

Zeigler Advogados

Singled out for its considerable experience in food law matters, Zeigler Advogados is sought out by a number of food industry companies and supermarket chains. Knowledgeable of federal, state and local laws, the group advises these companies in regulatory, consumer and compliance matters. The firm’s client roster also features pharmaceutical labs and bioscience clients, which retain it in proceedings involving health surveillance authorities. Silvia Zeigler, who advises on commercial issues, chairs the practice alongside Gerardo Figueiredo, a name to note for international food law, and Bruno Rocha Nagli, who focuses on healthcare matters

Practice head(s):

Silvia Zeigler; Gerardo Figueiredo; Bruno Rocha Nagli

Key clients




Reckitt Benckiser Health






Companhia Brasileira De Distribuição (Grupo Pão De Açúcar)

Work highlights

  • Advising BRF on solutions regarding the various obstacles faced daily by the company in manufacturing and marketing its products.
  • Defending Mead Johnson do Brasil in a public civil action.