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Uría Menéndez

Life Sciences

4 ranked lawyersBand 2SpainEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Prestigious practice occupying a leading position in the life sciences market, advising on a broad range of pharmaceutical and medical device issues. Recommended for sector-related regulatory work including reimbursement and pricing matters, distribution policies and advertising issues. Also assists with manufacturing and supply agreements. Possesses additional expertise in complex patent disputes.

Strengths

A client enthuses: "The lawyers are tremendously rigorous in both analysis and execution. If they consider that a matter is not resolved, they do not stop until they reach the solution, and the defence of the client's interests is their top priority."

A source describes the team members as "great connoisseurs of the law," adding that they have an "excellent relationship with the client and transmit coherent and clear messages and strategies."

Work highlights

Assisted Jazz Pharmaceuticals with orphan drug pricing and reimbursement processes.

Notable practitioners

Beatriz Cocina rises in the rankings on the back of impressive market support. She commands respect for her expertise in regulatory matters and regularly advises multinational pharmaceuticals on transactions as well as policy issues. A client reports: "She is extremely hard-working and very dedicated to her clients."

Ingrid Pi primarily handles contentious mandates covering data protection and pricing issues relating to medicinal products. She also assists clients with compliance investigation procedures.

José Massaguer routinely acts on patent infringement claims, nullity and revocation proceedings, and disputes arising from invalid SPCs. His impressive client list includes multinational and Spanish biotechnology and drug originator pharmaceutical companies.

Clients state that Teresa Paz-Ares "is extremely intelligent, her knowledge of the sector is amazing and that makes her very pragmatic." Her top-notch practice covers pricing and reimbursement issues, commercial agreements, regulatory matters and transactions in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.

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Overview

Our in-depth knowledge of the industry and regulations allows us to provide multifaceted advice to companies active in this distinctly global market, placing the firm’s considerable resources at our clients’ disposal.

We are experts in the healthcare, life sciences and chemicals sectors (medicines, food, cosmetics, mixed categories) and take a multidisciplinary approach covering a range of angles: corporate and contractual, administrative and regulatory, competition law, intellectual property, M&A and compliance.

We advise clients from the start of their activity and throughout the research, development, manufacturing, commercialisation and advertising cycle of their products and services. Our knowledge of the market enables us to provide first-rate legal advice that is pragmatic and tailored to each individual case:

Research, development and innovation.

Manufacturing and commercialisation.

Advertising.

Corporate and commercial transactions.

Litigation and regulatory.

Life Sciences

Uría Menéndez

firm
Location

c/Príncipe de Vergara, 187

Plaza de Rodrigo Uria

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28002

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Spain

Life Sciences: Patent Litigation


José Massaguer
Band 2

Life Sciences: Regulatory


Beatriz Cocina
Band 2
Teresa Paz-Ares
Band 1