Cuatrecasas is a leading Iberian law firm with its main offices in Portugal and Spain and international presence in 10
We are nearly 1.000 lawyers in 27 offices worldwide, organized by legal practice areas and multidisciplinary teams
with expertise in specific commercial and industrial sectors. In Portugal we have offices in Lisbon and Porto and a total of over 140 lawyers.
Our clients include companies in all commercial and industrial sectors, financial institutions, funds, supervisory
authorities and governmental entities and we have been involved in a large number of the most significant transactions executed in the markets where we have a presence, always committed to provide the highest-quality technical advice and client service.
We work with a new approach to client service, combining collective knowledge with innovation and the latest
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Our local teams in Beijing, Bogotá, Brussels, Casablanca, London, Luanda, Maputo, Mexico City, New York, São
Paulo and Shanghai and our international desks and over 20 country-specific groups, together with our associated
law firms in countries where we do not have offices, allow us to offer high standard advice in the context of the
international strategies of our clients.
Joana Silveira Botelho of Cuatrecasas argues for the need for an EU-wide regulatory update on the advertising of pharmaceutical products online, given current rules do not take into account the spread and influence of social media today. Today’s internet is so much more than a company’s website It is undeniable that the internet has changed the world. It is also undeniable how little laws have changed to accommodate the internet and the new reality that emerged from its foundation.…
Regulatory reforms to watch out for in Portuguese pharma. Prepared in association with Cuatrecasas, a leading law firm in Portugal, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Portugal, available to purchase here for USD 99. 1. Are there proposals for reform or significant change to the healthcare system? Currently, a proposal to reform the Health Basis Law is under discussion. This proposal mainly focuses on the reform of the Portuguese National Health System. At the heart of this discussion are…
Read all about the legal situation around patents and trademarks in Portuguese pharma. Prepared in association with Cuatrecasas, a leading law firm in Portugal, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Portugal, available to purchase here for USD 99. 1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? The main Portuguese legal framework for industrial property rights is enshrined in the Industrial Property Code (CPI), as approved by Decree-Law 36/2003, 5 June 2003, and amended by…