Boehringer Ingelheim Mexico
The legal team at Boehringer Ingelheim Mexico, the Mexican division of the global pharmaceutical giant, is made of 10 expert lawyers led by Jorge Dueñas Zapata, legal compliance and ethics associate director. The team has transformed and expanded recently to cover the Central America and Caribbean region, demonstrating its prominence and capacity to take on new challenges. Dueñas highlights that, ‘the global business demands from the legal team rapid and adequate adaptation to the business changes. The Mexico legal team was not an exception and we adapt our role in different jurisdictions’. Boehringer Ingelheim’s Mexican division is now preparing to be responsible for new geographical areas such as Caribbean countries, an important challenge requiring flexibility to adapt to the legal and compliance activities which will be crucial for the business’ success. The team has also been adapting to GDPR and other data privacy related regulations which have begun to be emerge in the region and has also been involved in the firm’s divesture of its over-the-counter business and the acquisition of a major animal health company in Mexico. Boehringer Ingelheim Mexico has been named a “Transparency and Ethics Institution” by the Council of Ethics and Transparency of the Mexican Pharmaceutical Industry, a major industry honour. The process took several months and was based on a document review as well as interviews with many people across the organisation.