Ignacio Guillmore

Ignacio Gillmore


+56 2 2928 2612

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Life Sciences and Biotechnology and Public Law Groups. His practice focuses on life sciences, biotechnology and public law, advising companies on intellectual property issues related to the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, medical devices, commercialization and advertisement of these products, scientific research, clinical studies, regulation of medical professions, privacy, data protection, public and private procurement and biddings, licenses, distribution and franchises. He also represents clients in administrative processes and in sanitary, administrative and judicial litigation derived from those operations.


  • Important innovator pharmaceutical companies on the defense of their patent rights before Courts of Law.
  • A major innovator pharmaceutical company on the transfer of sanitary registrations of their pharmaceutical products and authorization of the entities before the sanitary authorities.
  • Several major innovator pharmaceutical companies on the acquisition and defense of data exclusivity rights over their pharmaceutical products.
  • Several important innovator pharmaceutical companies on their incorporation, transfer of sanitary registrations, structuring and implementation of their business structure in Chile.
  • Several major multinational pharmaceutical companies on sanitary summary proceedings and representation of their rights before the courts of law, including summary proceedings for bioequivalence issues.
  • Several important multinational pharmaceutical companies on their participation in public bidding processes for the acquisition of their products.
  • Several major innovator pharmaceutical companies on the development of their clinical trials and scientific investigation projects in the country.


  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Life Sciences, Best Lawyers (2024 and 2021).
  • Recognized in Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Life Sciences, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Intellectual Property and Administrative Law, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Life Sciences - Regulatory and Life Sciences - Patent Litigation, Who's Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Administrative and Public Law and Life Sciences, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Life Sciences, Leading Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Life Sciences, Top Ranked Legal.


  • Visiting professor in the Health and Pharmaceutical Innovation Law Degree, coordinated by the Institute of Legal Research, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (since 2020).
  • Professor of the Post-graduate Course of Regulatory Affairs in the Pharmaceutical Sector, Universidad de Chile (since 2017).
  • Professor of the Course on updating biotechnological products, School of Pharmacy, Universidad de Valparaíso (since 2015).
  • Professor of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in the Pharmaceutical, Biological and Cosmetic Products Degree, Universidad de Chile (since 2009).
  • Professor of the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Bioethics, Universidad del Desarrollo (2017).
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (2005-2009).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • Co-author of the article "Regulation of price and the pharmaceutical market: Considerations for its evaluation in Chile", CeCo, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2022).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in The Food, Beverage and Cosmetics Law Review, The Law Reviews (2022 and 2023).
  • Co-author of The Pharma Legal Handbook: Chile, Pharma Boardroom (2019).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter about pharmacovigilance in the collection “Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science: Pharmacovigilance in Latin America", ASDIN (2019).
  • Co-author of the article "Protection and Exclusivity of Test Data of Pharmaceutical Products in Chile", Revista de Derecho Económico, Universidad de Chile (2017).
  • Author of several local and foreign publications related to life sciences and regulatory law.


  • Speaker in lectures and seminars in regulatory matters in Chile and abroad.
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