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José Santos Ossa

José Santos Ossa



  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship

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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 (2012).


  • Law, Universidad Diego Portales.
  • Degree in Pharmaceutical Products, Biological Products and Cosmetics Regulatory Affairs, Universidad de Chile (2013).
  • LL.M., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (MIPLC), Germany (2019).
Areas of Practice

Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship | Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Professor of the Interuniversity Master of Bioethics, Universidad del Desarrollo (2017).
  • Professor of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical, Biological and Cosmetic Products Graduate Program, Universidad de Chile (since 2015).
  • Law Clerk of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group, Carey (2009-2010).


  • Author of several local and foreign publications related to life sciences and regulatory law.



Privacy, Technology and Telecommunications blog

Learning to Lead (Aprendiendo a Liderar)

The objective of the "Learning to Lead" program is to support young female lawyers to promote the development of their professional career and aquire/enhance leadership skills, both professionally and personally. The program is part of the Women in the Profession (WIP) project of the Cyrus R. Vance...

Legal Microsite COVID-19

Aware of the great challenges that our clients, are and will continue to face, in Chile and in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have prepared a microsite that aims to answer what we believe are currently the main legal questions. The answers contained in this microsite are, by nature,...

Pro Bono

Pro bono work is essential in Carey's legal practice. We believe that our lawyers may make a possitive impact in society, collaborating in socially important cases where free legal support is required. This microsite summarizes our pro bono work and our commitment to public service.

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