Firms To Watch: Life sciences and healthcare

The team at Garcia-Godos & Lindley-Russo has particular expertise in food safety issues and is also adept at advising clients on market access for medical devices and medicines.
The life sciences team at Miranda & Amado, launched in 2020, offers clients specialised advice on the regulation of pharmaceutical and sanitary matters, with practice head Willy Pedreschi also assisting clients in the cosmetics and food sectors.

Life sciences and healthcare in Peru

Fernández-Dávila Abogados

The life sciences and regulatory affairs team at Fernández-Dávila Abogados is jointly headed by Carlos Fernández-Dávila Winkler, who focuses on life sciences, intellectual property, international trade and unfair competition, Ivette Luque Cárdenas, who specialises in providing regulatory advice in connection with pharmaceutical, pesticide and food matters, and associate Julisa Quiliche Chávez, who is experienced in pharmaceutical and biotechnological patents. The practice’s IP experience encompasses issues such as privacy law, the defense and protection of patent and trade mark rights, domain name matters, and covers both contentious and non-contentious cases. Recent work for the practice includes reviewing guidelines to ensure clients avoid regulatory infringements, advising clients on the protection of trade secrets, and assisting clients in filing nullity requests before government authorities.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Fernández-Dávila Winkler; Ivette Luque Cárdenas; Julisa Quiliche Chávez

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

The team at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados is headed by Maritza Reategui, who is highly specialised in the intersection between life sciences and intellectual property. The practice has established particular expertise in assisting clients with matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic – such as the use of medical devices, vaccines and diagnostic reagents – and the regulatory requirements inherent in the growing use of cannabis in the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food industries. Other key team members include María del Carmen Alvarado, who specialises in patents, trade marks and copyright and whose recent experience includes advising companies on the new cannabis regulations. Associates Solange Noriega-Zumaeta, Ricardo De Vettor and Ximena Aramburu support the team’s work.

Practice head(s):

Maritza Reategui

Key clients

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Natura Cométicos

Novo Nordisk Perú


Sociedad Suizo Peruana de Embutidos

Immunotec Perú

Minera Chinalco

Productos Tissue del Perú


Immunotec Perú

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International‘s healthcare and life sciences team is co-led by Luis Alonso Garcia and Alvaro Gutiérrez, who are both seasoned litigators. The team is adept at handling IP issues such as patent and trade mark issues in the life sciences space. Other work in the life sciences sector includes assisting clients with distributor and manufacturer contracts, marketing, administrative proceedings in clinical trials, and litigation against government bodies. Other key contacts include Gonzalo Bernal, who is particularly experienced in trade and commerce, and senior associate Rosmery Rivera, who was promoted in 2022 and has a specialism in pharmaceutical products. Since publication, however, both García and Gutiérrez have departed to establish their own practices - effective as of February and March 2024, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Luis Alonso Garcia; Alvaro Gutierrez

Key clients



Agroindustrial Laredo

Asociacion Latinoamericana de la Industria

Nacional Agroquimica Andina

Sociedad Nacional de Industrias

Nu Skin

Cavelier Abogados

Red Bull


Peruvian Committee Of Cosmetic And Hygiene

Dupree Venta Directa


Work highlights

  • Advised Daryza on administrative proceedings initiated by the health authority concerning disinfectant, cosmetic and domestic hygiene products.

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

The life sciences and healthcare department at Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados offers an interdisciplinary approach, with a team comprising lawyers, veterinarians and pharmacists. The team is particularly experienced in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical devices, and food and beverages. The practice is jointly led by Marta Fernandez-Pepper and Bruno Merchor-Valderrama, who are both experienced in IP matters and particularly adept at advising clients on trade marks, patents, copyrights and other IP matters within the life sciences and healthcare fields. Senior associate Liz León-Cabezudo assists many of the department's major domestic and international clients.

Practice head(s):

Marta Fernandez-Pepper; Bruno Merchor-Valderrama

Key clients

Eli Lilly and Company

Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston

Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Novartis Peru

Damper Trujillo

Eurofarma Perú

Compañía Nacional de Chocolates

Knop Laboratorios

Corporacion Futura Farms

Farmacologicos Veterinarios

Sqb Peruvian Fruit

Botica Francesa

Bona Vida

Cristalia Productos Químicos Farmacéuticos

Mega Lifesciences

Unilabs Peru

Laboratorios Crespal Sucursal del Peru

Colgate-Palmolive Peru

Bayer Pharma

DH Empresas Peru

Unilever Andina

Asociacion Academia De Cultura Japonesa

Grupo DN


National Milk Producers Federation


Sociedad De Comercio Exterior Del Perú Comexperú

Sant & Ana

D&M Pharma

Intrials Peru

Embotelladora San Miguel del Sur

CMS Rodriguez Azuero

Serviam Servicios Compartidos

Cámara de Comercio de Lima PROTEC


Centria Servicios Administrativos

Droguerías Unidad del Perú

Expertta Salud