Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences Group brings together professionals from different areas of practice covering all the legal aspects of interest to companies in this sector.

All the lawyers in this group work closely together, providing clients with comprehensive and coordinated advice, and have well-established and specialized experience.

This multidisciplinary approach is a distinctive feature that allows us to handle the whole spectrum of problems faced by clients in all sub-sectors related to Life Sciences, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical devices
  • Healthcare
  • Plant varieties
  • Animal varieties


Our areas of specialization are:

  • Intellectual property: product development and licensing: patents, trademarks and other types of intellectual property protection, strategic alliances, corporate and marketing partnerships, data protection
  • Business and finance: public and private corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, national and international taxation, corporate matters, including contractual issues and project finance and investment alternatives and strategies (banking and finance)
  • Competition: market entry and competition/anti-trust - issues of trade regulation, public procurement, international trade and unfair competition
  • Litigation: product liability, commercial disputes, consumer class actions and intellectual property disputes
  • Regulation: strategies, processes and issues of market entry, advertising of medicines, public procurement, administrative and judicial review proceedings, including sanctioning procedures
  • Tax: corporate income tax, international taxation, tax procedures, tax matters related to intellectual property and copyright


See team

Key Contacts

Eduardo Castillo San Martín


Irene Fernández Puyol



  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

The Chambers Europe 2019. Life Sciences – Spain

“They have very good knowledge of the regulation and are able to identify risks and problems immediately"

The Chambers Europe 2019. Life Sciences – Spain

"They are a very practical firm with practical solutions."

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

«The ‘experienced and responsive’ team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo provides ‘comprehensive regulatory, reimbursement, public procurement and data privacy advice in the health and life sciences industry’».

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

«The practice has ‘an excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical sector’ delivering ‘concise, considered strategic advice with sound judgement’».

The Chambers Europe 2018. Life Sciences

"Capacity for multidisciplinary work across different departments, resulting in a global understanding of various different areas of law"

The Chambers Europe 2018. Life Sciences: Patent Litigation

"Highly skilled lawyers"
"The firm has very good experience in life sciences"

The Legal 500 2018. Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences

“Very experienced team”

The Chambers Europe 2017. Life Sciences

"They are extremely well organised, responsive and really to the point. They have a great combination of economic understanding and legal profundity". The firm has "a very large team that is very good for patent litigation"
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