Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Lisbon)
Coordinates the life sciences practice area and the team of lawyers also engaged in this practice; former coordinator of the public law and urban planning practice area (until May 2017) and was for several years member of the firm’s board of directors.
Fernanda has a diverse practice as lawyer. Currently her practice is mainly focused on life sciences, especially in dealing with international pharmaceutical companies that market medicines and medical devices in Portugal.
Fernanda’s sustained knowledge of the national health market and healthcare system is highly recognised. As a practitioner has a deep knowledge and expertise in the regulatory framework of the Pharmaceutical Industry Activity and respective products (medicines, medical devices, cosmetics, food supplements and other health products), of wholesale distribution activity, of the healthcare institutions, and associated topics, such as licensing, marketing authoriaations, prices regulation, state reimbursement/funding mechanisms, promotion/advertising activities, commercial policies, patient protection, data protection, compliance, health products marketing and distribution, clinical trials, commercial contracts, public tenders for supplies to the National Health Service, and associated litigation and arbitration.
Fernanda is also well trained on global transactions (business separation, acquisitions, mergers, etc) involving international pharmaceutical companies worldwide, being regularly invited to integrate international teams of lawyers engaged in such transactions.
For several years so far, Fernanda has collaborated regularly with Thomson Reuters and Getting the Deal Through in life sciences publications with articles on the regulation of health products (medicines and medical devices), Regulatory and Supervision Authorities and respective enforcement framework.
Fernanda also has a sustained practice in providing legal services related with negotiation of contracts, commercial law and dispute resolution.