Beatriz Cocina > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID

Work Department

Healthcare and Life Sciences. M&A. Company Law and Corporate Governance.


Beatriz Cocina is a lawyer in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Practice Area of Uría Menéndez. She joined the firm in 2001 and became a counsel in January 2013.

Beatriz regularly advises national and multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and food sectors on all contractual, commercial and regulatory aspects of their businesses.

She specialises in distribution policies, commercial agreements (manufacturing, supply, distribution, co-marketing, collaboration and licence agreements), R&D (clinical trials, co-development), pricing and reimbursement of medicines and medical devices, and promotional activities. She represents clients before administrative and contentious administrative courts in regulatory matters, and before civil courts in, among others, product liability and unfair competition claims. She also provides advice on M&A transactions in these sectors.

In recent years Beatriz has been involved in several matters related to the design and implementation of innovative medicine wholesale policies and defending the policies before regulatory and competition authorities and the courts. She has also worked extensively on the negotiation of commercial agreements and the design of compliance/anti-bribery programmes and the monitoring of their practical implementation.

Beatriz is regarded as a leading lawyer in healthcare and life sciences by the main international legal directories, such as Chambers Europe, Best Lawyers and 2015 LMG Life Sciences.




  • Madrid Bar Association


  • Law Degree, Oviedo University, 2000

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

(Rising stars)

Beatriz CocinaUría Menéndez

Uría Menéndez has a ‘really strong healthcare and life sciences team’, which offers the ‘highest standard of quality’ and is always up to speed on the ‘ins and outs of the pharmaceutical industry’. The department, which has notable skills in both non-contentious and contentious mandates, is jointly led by corporate, commercial and M&A expert Teresa Paz-Ares and José Massaguer, who focuses on innovation and IP. Montiano Monteagudo, counsel Beatriz Cocina, who for some is ‘undoubtedly one of the best life sciences lawyers in this country’, and principal associate Francisco Javier García are also noted.