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Life Sciences - Law Firms - Brazil - 2018 Rankings

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Licks Attorneys: A Litigation Juggernaut

Licks Attorneys


Otto Licks, Carlos Aboim, Rodrigo Maior, Eduardo Hallak, Liliane Roriz, Felipe Mesquita



Track record : Admired for its excellent track record representing multinational pharmaceutical, medical devices and technology companies in high-stakes IP disputes before and against the BPTO, Anvisa and Anatel. Also recognized for its premier experience in the life sciences sector as well as the food and drug industry. Major clients include heavyweights such as Merck, Novartis and Sanofi.
Differentiation : With offices in Rio, São Paulo, Brasília and Tokyo, the team draws on the strength of its experienced litigators and in-house healthcare experts to maintain its impeccable success rate in regulatory disputes. The firm has both the largest food and drug litigation practice as well as the largest 229-C patent litigation group to be found in Brazil.
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Kasznar Leonardos: A Household Name in IP Litigation

Kasznar Leonardos - Intellectual Property


Elisabeth Kaznar and Gabriel Leonardos



Track record : Front-running IP outfit Kasznar Leonardos stands out for its ability to handle all kinds of sectoral disputes such as infringement suits, anti-counterfeiting mandates and cancellation actions. Highly regarded for its knowledge of internet, technology and data protection legislation as well as the strength of its life sciences practice.
Differentiation : Captained by widely admired market figures – such as Elisabeth Kasznar and Gabriel Leonardos – the practice consists of nearly 90 legal professionals who are either based in Rio, São Paulo or Porto Alegre. Professionals within the team draw on their vast international experience to advise major multinationals on the full range of IP issues.
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Campos Mello: Local Quality with Global Horizons

Campos Mello Advogados


Terence Trennepohl



Track record : Robust practice assisting major names from the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and medical devices sectors with the full range of life sciences mandates. Proven record advising on regulatory compliance, strategic litigation and sector-related M&A transactions. Additionally recognized for its capabilities advising on Brazilian data privacy legislation and media licensing agreements.
Differentiation : A cooperation agreement with DLA Piper gives Campos Mello’s clients access to over 300 life sciences practitioners in over 50 locations worldwide. Locally, the firm’s offering comprises legal professionals with scientific and industry-specific backgrounds. The life sciences department is run by partner Terence Trennepohl. Partner Paula Barreto leads the data protection team.
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Here is our 2018 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Life Sciences. This ranking was created after a year-long investigation: our teams took into consideration data from multiple sources: peer and client recommendation, growth, importance of the different cases... This ranking is intended as a decision-making tool for leaders and is available online in five languages.

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