Life Sciences and Health

Strategic Thinking and Proactive Legal Representation for Your Business

As health, technology and science converge, companies operating in the life sciences and health field face unprecedented growth opportunities that, at the same time, require comprehensive legal representation.

US$ 26.9 bi
Expenditure on medicines in Brazil in 2016
2.1%
Percentage of the Brazilian labor force employed in the health sector

Almeida Advogados’ multi-disciplinary team advises Brazilian and foreign clients alike on projects related to the life sciences and health sector, including:

  • Managing and advising on administrative proceedings involving health protection before government agencies on a federal, state and municipal level;

  • Assisting with regulatory matters, including compliance-related matters before the Brazilian Ministry of Health, National Agency of Supplementary Health (ANS), National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA) and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA);

  • Drafting and negotiating agreements such as agency, distribution, research and development, licensing, technology transfer, joint development and technical services, among other documents;

  • Giving strategic advice on the protection of intellectual assets, such as pharmaceutical patents, cultivars, biodiversity and measures to protect genetic heritage;

  • Preparing promotional campaigns and policies for marketing purposes, as well as other products used in the health and life sciences field;

  • Offering specialized counsel on privacy and information security;

  • Providing representation before the Brazilian executive and legislative branches on matters related to the health and life sciences segment;

  • Counseling on the processing and receipt of operating licenses, consent from public authorities and authorizations in general;

  • Assisting with purchases undertaken by the Ministry of Health and other related public entities;

  • Carrying out corporate transactions, such as joint ventures and M&A operations related to the health and life sciences sector.

Our Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A and Contracts
BANKING & FINANCE CAPITAL MARKETS Private Equity
Infrastructure and Project Finance
ENERGY MINING Oil & Gas
Labor, Employment and Social Security
IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY