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OlarteMoure

Life Sciences

2 ranked lawyersBand 1ColombiaLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent team highly commended for their work in the life sciences sphere. Regularly acts for high-profile pharmaceutical clients in a range of matters, with extensive expertise managing significant regional patent portfolios. Esteemed team also handles regulatory matters, such as price regulation and test data protection enforcement. Well equipped to represent clients before the competent authorities, including INVIMA. Life sciences know-how is augmented by an established intellectual property department.

Strengths

A market onlooker labels the team "a reference in the life sciences market for patents matters." A client praises their "regional strength" and "very good technical" abilities.

An interviewee describes the client service as "wonderful and exceeding expectations," explaining that "they are always available to set up meetings and conference calls and get things done quickly."

Work highlights

Counselled Merck Sharp & Dohme on infringement of the sugammadex compound, sending a cease and desist letter to Fresenius Kabi.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming lawyer Alexander Agudelo is valued for his life sciences expertise. A client states: "I would highlight his patent work; he is very good - a chemist and a lawyer."Agudelo regularly assists a who's who of pharmaceutical clients.

"Very strong" co-head of department and founding partner Carlos Olarte continues to be noted as a market-leading practitioner in this field, particularly revered for his expertise in patent portfolio management, including dealing with patent infringement cases. A client highlights Olarte as "one of the best patent lawyers in the region," while another interviewee reports: "Carlos is a very recognised person in this area who attends to his clients well."

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Colombia

Life Sciences


Alexander Agudelo
Up and Coming
Carlos R Olarte
Band 1