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Ignacio Gillmore

Ignacio Gillmore



  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship
  • Public Law

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WSG Leadership

Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
Public Law
Patent Law Workshop Group
Life Sciences Group

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.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2006).


  • Law, Universidad de Chile.
Areas of Practice

Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship | Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology | Public Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Life Sciences, Best Lawyers (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 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.

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Professor of the Graduate Course of Regulatory Affairs in the Pharmaceutical Sector, Universidad de Chile (since 2017).
  • Professor of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical, Biological and Cosmetic Products Degree, Universidad de Chile (since 2009).
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (2005-2009).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


New Extraordinary Powers are Given to Organizations Dependent of the Ministry of Public Health
Carey, July 2020

On July 2nd, the Ministry of Health published Decree No. 21 of 2020, amending Decree No. 4 of 2020, which declared sanitary alert in the country...

New Instructions for Movement Permits for Essential Workers
Carey, June 2020

According to the announcements of the authority in recent days, the new instructions for movement permits (hereinafter “Instructions”) were published on June 12, which will be effective as of Monday, June 15 at 05:00 am. The main modifications introduced by this new version of the instructions are the following: 1. Types of collective permits...

New System of Processing Customs Destination Certificates for Medical Devices Without a Sanitary Registration
Carey, July 2018

In recent months a Customs Destination Certificate (CDA, in its Spanish acronym) will be required for medical devices1that do not have a sanitary registration to be imported into Chile. The CDA must be requested and obtained by the importer through the Institute of Public Health’s (ISP, id.) GICONA 2.0 electronic platform, and will require the payment of an official fee corresponding to the service code 4111027, “Customs Destination Certificate, law 18,164”...

Additional Articles

  • Co-author of The Pharma Legal Handbook: Chile, Pharma Boardroom (2019).
  • Author of several local and foreign publications related to life sciences and regulatory law.



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