Lifesciences and healthcare in Peru

Fernández-Dávila Abogados

Under the leadership of Carlos Fernández-Dávila , who is ‘extremely knowledgeable about patent and regulatory law’, and Ivette Luque , Fernández-Dávila Abogados continues to provide high-level advice on IP, corporate and regulatory matters in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. On the IP side, the practice handles the defence and protection of patent and trade mark rights, pharmaceutical and agrochemical test data protection, domain names and other privacy law issues. Fernández-Dávila handles contentious and non-contentious IP issues, as well as international trade matters and sanitary regulations, while Luque is the name to note for regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and food and beverage sectors. Senior Associate Jennifer Cabrera  is strong in IP and competition matters.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Fernández-Dávila Winkler; Ivette Luque


‘The firm Fernández-Dávila Abogados is the only firm that I am working with in Peru‘.

‘I have been working primarily with Carlos Fernández-Dávila Winkler on threatened patent infringement matters in Peru. Carlos is extremely knowledgeable about the relevant patent and regulatory law‘.

‘Carlos Fernández-Dávila Winkler is able to explain matters in a clear and concise way‘.

‘Carlos Fernández-Dávila Winkler has been successful in negotiating with adverse parties on my company’s behalf‘.

‘Carlos Fernández-Dávila Winkler is also a pleasure to work with‘.

‘Ivette Luque has worked on some of the above-mentioned matters with Carlos and she also seemed excellent. I am extremely pleased with their work‘.

Key clients

Sanofi Aventis del Perú


Pfizer Inc and Pfizer (Peruvian subsidiary)

Corteva Agriscience

Novartis Pharma and Novartis

Boehringer Ingelheim

Merck & Co

Alafarpe Asociación Nacional deLaboratorios Farmacéuticos (investigation laboratories)


FMC Colombia S.A.S and FMC Corporation APG Division and FMC Latinoamerica S.A Sucursal

Laboratorio Ballerina

EISAI R&D Management Co

Productos Sancela del Perú S.A. and Productos Familia del Peru S.A.C.


Procter & Gamble

Sanulac Nutrición Perú

Merck Sharp & Dohme Perú

Moderna International


Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados fields ‘a wonderful team that is always available with simple solutions to very complex problems’. It has recently been busy providing advice related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including mandates concerning medical devices, diagnostic reagents, vaccines and oxygen plants. More generally, the practice has strong expertise in IP, regulatory compliance, and marketing and advertising issues. Head of practice Maritza Reategui is a key name for IP-related healthcare and life sciences matters and is active in a range of educational roles at universities. María del Carmen Alvarado is the name to note for contentious and non-contentious IP matters and has recently been involved in advising companies on the new Peruvian cannabis regulation. Associate Solange Noriega-Zumaeta is recommended for IP and sanitary regulation matters.

Practice head(s):

Maritza Reátegui


‘The team is very good and knows the area and the sector very well‘.

‘Knowledge, experience, availability‘.

‘This is without a doubt the best law firm in Peru but particularly in this practice they have a wonderful team that is always available and with a simple solution to very complex problems such as the registration of dietary supplements‘.

‘I feel very calm knowing that we have them as backup in our day to day and above all with the excellent contact they have with the health authorities‘.

‘Maritza Reátegui is the one I highly recommend to deal with these issues. She is a lawyer who is always available, she has an answer to any concern that may arise, she has a close relationship with the authorities and she knows the market in which she operates extensively, as well as having a wonderful character‘.

Key clients

Botaniknow (Cannabis)

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) / Concytec

Minera Chinalco

Fresenius Medical Care

Edgewell Personal Care


Productos Tissue del Perú



Clorox Company

Work highlights

  • Providing legal and regulatory advice to Botaniknow on obtaining the marketing authorisations for natural products with Cannabis for medicinal use.
  • Providing Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo and CONCYTEC with a report to make recommendations on regulatory changes.    
  • Advising Minera Chinalco Mining on the introduction of a Covid-19 diagnostic centre for its employees.

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International handles a broad range of corporate and regulatory matters for large international companies and smaller domestic businesses in the pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetics, and food and beverage sectors, among others. Key areas of focus for the practice include advertising and marketing, regulatory compliance, and -on the corporate side- financing, acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures and licensing issues. Practice co-heads Luis Alonso Garcia and Alvaro Gutiérrez are both recommended for IP-related healthcare and life sciences work, including matters concerning sanitary regulations. Gonzalo Bernal brings expertise in trade and commerce to the team and has particular experience of World Trade Organisation regulations and customs matters. Associate Rosemary Rivera handles both contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Luis Alonso Garcia; Alvaro Gutierrez


‘For consultation and advice on the issues that we work with, in particular regulations and tax matters, they are very competent‘.

‘We work with Alvaro Gutierrez’s team, they are very fast, they investigate thoroughly and send early warnings when there are changes in the future’.

Key clients

Asociacion Latinoamericana De LaIndustria Nacional AgroquimicaAndina (Alina Andina)

Nu Skin

Cavelier Abogados

Red Bull


Peruvian Cosmetic And Hygiene Committee (Copecoh)

Dupree Venta Directa (Industrias Inca)

Jeunesse Global Peru


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

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados offers clients ‘experience in their field, speedy responses, and a willingness to always look for solutions’. The practice has a strong focus on regulatory and IP matters and caters to clients in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and cosmetics markets, among others. Its multidisciplinary team includes lawyers, pharmacists, engineers, and veterinarians, and is jointly led by Marta Fernandez-Pepper  and Bruno Merchor-Valderrama . Fernández-Pepper heads the IP team and is recommended for trade marks and domain names, patents, copyrights and sanitary regulation, among other areas. Merchor-Valderrama also handles IP matters, with a focus on patents in the life sciences sector. Senior associate Liz León-Cabezudo  is another key member of the team with expertise in IP, competition, regulatory, administrative and corporate law.

Practice head(s):

Marta Fernandez-Pepper; Bruno Merchor-valderrama


‘Knowledge in both the legal and regulatory fields‘.

‘Flexibility to respond to the required needs’.

They compare favourably in comparison to other firms‘.

‘Personalised service and always available‘.

‘Experience in their field, speed, and willingness to always look for solutions‘.

Key clients

Eli Lilly and Company

Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston

Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Novartis Peru

Damper Trujillo

Eurofarma Perú

Compañía Nacionalde Chocolates

Knop Laboratorios

Corporacion Futura Farms

Farmacologicos Veterinarios

Sqb Peruvian Fruit

Botica Francesa

Bona Vida Inc.

Cristalia Productos Químicos Farmacéuticos

Mega Lifesciences Pty

Unilabs Peru

Laboratorios Crespal (Peru branch)


Bayer Pharma

DH Empresas Peru


Work highlights

  • Representing Beiersdorf before the health authority.
  • Advising Silvestre Perú on regulatory matters regarding pesticides and providing technical and legal advice on registration procedures.
  • Advising Unilabs on regulatory affairs regarding the sanitary procedures of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and cosmetics.