Mrs Ana María Castro > Lloreda Camacho & Co. > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Lloreda Camacho & Co.
CALLE 72 NO 5 – 83, PISO 3

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Heads the Patent and Life Sciences Departments




Ana Maria is Partner of Lloreda Camacho & Co., since 2009 and has broad experience in handling and advising on large patent portfolios for various multinational companies in diverse areas of technology. She has also ample experience in handling high-profile cases before the Colombian high courts, as well as patent infringement actions.

Her main areas of practice are patents, industrial design, plant varieties and patent litigation. She handles and has deep experience in regulatory matters and counselling in connection with biosimilars and biotechnological products.

Before joining the firm, Ana Maria worked in the Division of Distinctive Signs of the Superintendence of Industry and Trade (the national IP authority in Colombia).


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She is member of the Colombian Association of Intellectual Property (ACPI) and was invited as speaker at a conference organized by CEDIQUIFA at Universidad Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, regarding biotechnology regulation in Colombia, and at a conference organized by the AHK (German Chamber of Commerce) regarding patent protection in Colombia. Ana Maria was also invited by BIO to form part of the academic committee of biotechnology matters in Latinamerica.


Ana María has a degree in law from Universidad del Rosario, specialization degrees in Commercial Law from Universidad Javeriana and in Law and New Life Technologies from Universidad Externado, and also certificates in Administrative Procedural Law and Unfair Competition.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Ana María CastroLloreda Camacho & Co.

According to satisfied clients, Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s team ‘has a “can-do approach” and finds creative ways to make projects possible’. The practice is particularly admired for its premier patent firepower, which leverages the firm’s top-tier life sciences practice to excel in handling large patent portfolios for R&D companies as well as complex litigation. The group also has extensive expertise in trade marks and copyright matters, where it acts for a growing roster of international companies. The ‘responsiveAlicia Lloreda steers the overarching IP department and is recommended for her work in trade marks, copyrights, patents, unfair competition, and dispute resolution. Ana Maria Castro heads the patents and life sciences unit and is held up by sources as ‘one of the most prestigious professionals in the patent area’; and Natalia Franco Onofre – who was promoted to the partnership in August 2023 – is a specialist in trade mark portfolio analysis and strategy. Key support is provided by experienced associate director María José Lamus, who joined in September 2022 from the SIC.

Colombia > Life sciences

(Hall of Fame)

Ana María CastroLloreda Camacho & Co.

A study of excellence in both life sciences and intellectual property’, Lloreda Camacho & Co. scores highly with sources for its ‘fast lawyers who are knowledgeable about the life sciences environment and industry’. The firm acts for many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, including Gilead, Eli Lilly, and Sanofi, for which it provides interdisciplinary advice on patents, regulatory matters, competition and data privacy, among other issues. Go-to sector specialist Ana María Castro possesses ‘deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology area’ and co-heads the practice together with regulatory-focused partners Enrique Álvarez (who also heads the competition, labour, and data protection teams) and Daniel Cardona.