José Ignacio Mercado

+56 2 2928 2612

His practice focuses on matters related to privacy, data protection and cybersecurity, as well as intellectual property and the development of strategies to protect intellectual and industrial property, including preparation, negotiation and implementation of technology transfer agreements such as licensing agreements, franchising agreements, distribution agreements, etc.

He also has experience assisting technology companies with the preparation and implementation of commercial scaling-up and go-to-market actions, both in Chile and abroad.

His practice also includes advice on regulation in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, and medical devices industries, as well as on topics regarding marketing and promotion of these products.


  • Crystal Lagoons on the preparation and negotiation of licensing agreements in Chile, Latin-America, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Spain and the United States of America, and on the development of its IP protection strategy.
  • Various national and international companies on the preparation of terms and conditions and privacy policies, for several industries (pharmaceutical, medical devices, banking, B2C, clinical studies, etc.)
  • A national biometric identification services company on a business line divestment process.
  • Walgreen Boots Alliance on the sale of a logistic and distribution center.
  • Various national and international clients on technology transfer contract negotiations.
  • National and international companies on matters related to health inspection proceedings in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and medical devices industries.
  • A medical devices company on its defense in an administrative proceeding, obtaining the reduction of fines from USD100,000 to USD2,000.
  • Several pharmaceutical and medical devices companies on public tenders.
  • National and international companies on matters related to consumer protection, including the review of standard form contracts, information requirements, legal defense and recalls.


  • Recognized in Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.


  • Legal Director, Crystal Lagoons, The Netherlands/Chile (2015-2018).
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