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Brazil 2022
Brazil Life Sciences
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Provided by Kestener & Vieira Advogados

KVLAW’s Life Sciences team has experience in complex business negotiations, consultation, and litigation matters in both the administrative and judicial spheres involving market placement of regulated products with an emphasis on the following:

  • Regulatory issues: consulting and administrative litigation related to Health Authorities at various levels of government (Ministry of Health, ANVISA, State and Municipal Health Secretariats, etc.);

  • Writs of Mandamus and other legal actions disputing government acts, including, but not limited to, local and international inspections for Good Manufacturing Practices Certifications (CBPF), Federal Operating Permits (AFE); local Operating Licenses (LF) and Import Licenses (LI);

  • Consulting related to the installation of industries in Brazil with special emphasis on obtaining, amending, canceling and transferring product registrations and assistance during the corresponding administrative proceedings;

  • Consulting on administrative matters involving organizations such as INMETRO and IPEMs, advising on the corresponding administrative defenses;

  • Development of industry-specific Compliance Programs (relationship with government agencies, public and private sector physicians, and public and private sector health service providers);

  • Clinical Research and its developments before the CEP/CONEP system;

  • Productive Development Partnerships (PDPs) involving technology transfer agreements, in line with the National Medicines Plan.

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Life Sciences - Brazil
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What the team is known for

Life sciences powerhouse Kestener & Vieira Advogados provides top of the market regulatory assistance to heavyweights from the pharmaceutical, food and healthcare industries. The team is also highly experienced in handling both administrative and judicial cases relating to an array of matters, including product liability and class actions. São Paulo-based Kestener & Vieira also stands out for representing clients in high-end contractual negotiations and corporate deals connected to the sector. Halex Istar Industria Farmaceutica is a new client win.


A client says: "The firm has extremely qualified professionals - we seek their assistance for highly complex matters," and adds: "The lawyers are experts in the subject and have a vast experience in the pharmaceutical market."

Another client states: "They deliver an excellent service and have in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry."

Notable practitioners

Beatriz Kestener is a prestigious life sciences practitioner who has skills in matters such as complex regulatory cases. She also advises on cases before ANVISA. One client states: "Beatriz is very committed and has a broad and in-depth knowledge of life science matters."

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Beatriz Kestener
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Beatriz Kestener

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Flávio Augusto Spegiorin Ramos

Guilherme Gieron Fonseca e Silva

Henderson Fürst


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Pharmaceutical, medical, drugs, biotechnology products, food, beverages, health services, and crop farming, including pesticides and fertilizers.