Joana Silveira Botelho


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Advising pharmaceutical companies and cell and tissue banks on regulatory issues, and on defining the commercialization and promotional scheme of medicinal products and medical devices.

Joana Silveira Botelho specializes in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. She advises on the life cycle of medicinal products, including R&D, clinical trials, authorization, manufacturing, price and reimbursement, commercialization, distribution and promotion.

She regularly provides corporate legal assistance to pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and other life sciences companies, such as hospitals and foundations.

She is an expert in (i) clinical trial agreements, manufacturing and supply contracts, (ii) license agreements, and (iii) distribution and joint promotion agreements.

She often advises on regulatory procedures, pricing and reimbursement procedures, codes of ethics, discount systems, materials and promotional activities, product liability, product recall and data protection.

She also provides legal assistance to biotechnology projects and startups.

Before joining Cuatrecasas, she worked at another Portuguese law firm.

She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association.


  • Expert course in Business Administration and Law. Thesis entitled: "Advertising Medicines outside the Approved Indications: Problems and Challenges"
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2016

    Postgraduate studies in Informed Consent
    Biomedical Law Center, Universidade de Coimbra, 2011

    Training course in Health Law, Biolaw and Bioethics
    Programa de Formação Avançada Justiça XXI, 2009

    Postgraduate studies in Business Law
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2007

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2005

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