Mr Ignacio Gillmore > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
Ignacio Gillmore photo

Work Department

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology / Public Law / Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship.


Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Life Sciences and Biotechnology and Public Law Groups.


His practice focuses on life sciences, biotechnology and public law, advising companies on intellectual property issues related to the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, medical devices, commercialization and advertisement of these products, scientific research, clinical studies, regulation of medical professions, privacy, data protection, public and private procurement and biddings, licenses, distribution and franchises. He also represents clients in administrative processes and in sanitary, administrative and judicial litigation derived from those operations.

Recognized in Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Thought Leaders Global Elite: Life Sciences, Regulatory/Patent Litigation, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Intellectual Property and Administrative Law, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, Best Lawyers.

Co-author of The Pharma Legal Handbook: Chile, Pharma Boardroom (2019).
Author of several local and foreign publications related to life sciences and regulatory law.

Speaker in lectures and seminars in regulatory matters in Chile and abroad.


Spanish and English.


Professor of the Graduate Course of Regulatory Affairs in the Pharmaceutical Sector, Universidad de Chile (since 2017).
Professor of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical, Biological and Cosmetic Products Degree, Universidad de Chile (since 2009).
Assistant Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (2005-2009).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Law, Universidad de Chile

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Ignacio GillmoreCarey

Heavyweight market leviathan, Carey, fields a nine-strong team that has broad expertise in the pharmaceuticals,  cosmetics and medical devices sectors, including product labelling, clinical trials and advertising, along with issues concerning biological, biotechnological and veterinary products, and agrochemicals. Other key areas include compliance, data protection, patents (and other associated IP matters), litigation and product liability. In addition, the practice is active in relation to infant milk formulas, food supplements, animal food product authorisations, customs clearance proceedings, distribution contracts, and assistance before food industry associations. IP head Guillermo Carey has built the life sciences practice, which also includes experienced partner Ignacio Gillmore, counsel Fernando García and associates José Santos Ossa, Cindy ThorsenCristina Busquets and José Ignacio Mercado.

Chile > Public law

The eight-member public law department at full-service firm Carey covers the spectrum of administrative law, constitutional law, regulated markets and contentious-administrative dispute resolution. The practice group is highly rated for its prowess in litigation, constitutional rights, public procurement and public concessions, sanctioning procedures and regulatory compliance. It also serves as a strong back-up to the firm’s practices in energy, environmental law, telecoms, life sciences, construction and infrastructure, as well as antitrust, mining, IT and IP. Ignacio Gillmore has vast experience in administrative contracts, litigation and public tenders; Gonzalo Fernández heads the litigation group; and Juan Carlos Riesco who made partner back in 2018, belongs to both the litigation and public law groups. At associate level, Camilo Lledó assists with public contracts and concessions, litigation and regulatory issues. Former associate Constanza Hube left to become director of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Foro Constitucional.