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Latin America 2023
Chile Life Sciences
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4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Carey

Carey has extensive experience advising companies and corporations from the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical devices and food industries at a national and international level.

Regarding pharmaceutical and cosmetics regulatory and legal matters, Carey advises on the preparation and filing of registration applications as well as their modifications before the Public Health Institute, which is the regulatory authority in these matters. The firm also advises its clients on matters of advertisement, information to professionals, public tenders, clinical trials, defense and representation in summary proceedings, litigation and defense against claims for unfair competition. The team also has experience in the preparation of undisclosed information applications and the defense of industrial rights.

In the area of food products regulation, Carey advises companies, from a technical and legal perspective, on the review of food formulas, food supplements, nutritional products, product labeling and on advertising and promotional material, with an emphasis on the use of nutritional and health claims. The firm also advises clients regarding the applicable regime of control of different types of products before health authorities and represents them in administrative and summary proceedings and the necessary processes to obtain authorizations for their import and commercialization in Chile.

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Life Sciences - Chile
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What the team is known for

Carey boasts a powerhouse department with expertise spanning all matters related to the life sciences ambit in Chile. The legal team is highly sought after to advise on the defence and representation of clients in sanitary registrations, as well as general administrative sanitary litigation and regulatory advice. The law firm advises a client roster that encompasses a broad range of industries including food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Sinovac Biotech is a new client win.

Strengths

"Carey has a great understanding of clients' needs and a superb sense of urgency."

"Carey provides an excellent service and has exceptional knowledge not only of the Chilean law but also of the client's business. The legal team has extensive experience and understanding of the procedures and interpretations of the regulator."

Work highlights

Carey advised biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech on the regulatory life sciences aspects related to the construction and operation of a laboratory for vaccine production in Chile.

Notable practitioners

Ignacio Gillmore operates a market-leading life sciences practice in Chile and provides substantial regulatory expertise to large pharmaceutical, food and beverage and biotechnology companies. One client states: "Ignacio Gillmore is a great lawyer who is very knowledgeable about the industry, and who pays great attention to detail. He is always up to date with the latest pharmaceutical regulations." Another interviewee reports: "He has strong analytical skills and is very knowledgeable."

Guillermo Carey co-heads Carey's life sciences group and is sought after by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to advise on regulatory requirements governing the Chilean sector. He also assists clients with product liability and infringement cases. An interviewee highlights: "Guillermo Carey has good communication skills and commercial awareness."

Up-and-coming partner Jose Ignacio Mercado supports Carey's life sciences practice in Chile and often assists multinational pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers with distribution agreements and regulatory approvals. A particularly impressed client reports: "Jose Ignacio Mercado is a great partner, with very strong commercial insight."

Associate-to-watch José Santos Ossa handles a range of regulatory life sciences mandates for global pharmaceutical, medical devices manufacturers and biotech companies in Chile. A client reports: "José Santos Ossa is a great lawyer, who pays attention to his clients and is always concerned about adding value. He is very knowledgeable about the pharmaceutical industry."

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Ignacio Gillmore
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Ignacio Gillmore
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Guillermo Carey
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Guillermo Carey
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Jose Ignacio Mercado
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Jose Ignacio Mercado
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José Santos Ossa
José Santos Ossa
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