Leticia Aguiar

Leticia Aguiar specializes in advice to companies in the Chemical Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Food industries. She is an expert in corporate acquisitions, product lines and other transactions.

Leticia Aguiar is part of the team covering Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnical and Food Industries at FERRERE. She specialized in legal advice on acquisition of companies, product lines and other transactions related to those sectors.

She has broad experience of diverse aspects in the market of chemicals, laboratories, food, phytosanitarian and veterinarian products, as well as the applicable regulatory practice. She has participated in laboratory merger processes, representations, changes in distribution models, and transfers of marketing authorizations.

For over a decade Aguiar has advised Sanofi-Aventis Uruguay SA, Glaxo SmithKline Uruguay SA, and Abbott Laboratories Uruguay SA, and has successfully defended their interests vis-à-vis the public administration.

In processes involving sale of business lines she has provided counsel to the diagnostics area of Siemens Healthcare to set up business in Uruguay, obtain authorization from the Ministry of Health, and transfer tenders underway, in order to start up operating activities. In addition, she has advised this company on the expansion of its businesses, which implied the introduction in Uruguay of the Company’s industry and energy lines.

She participated, with the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Association of Uruguay, in the compilation of health rules, published in books and CD titled Marco Regulatorio de la Industria Farmacéutica y Afines (Pharmaceutical and Related Industries Regulatory Framework), a frequent research tool for authorities of the industry.

Since 2003 she has been an instructor in Company Law at Universidad ORT (Uruguay).

She is currently professor of Law at the School of Administration and Social Sciences of Universidad ORT (Uruguay).


  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • Attorney, Universidad de la República (Uruguay), 2001.
  • Graduate Course in Food Law, Universidad de la República (Uruguay).
  • Master’s Degree in Company Law, Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay), 2004.
  • Master’s program in Administrative Law of Economic Regulations, Universidad de Montevideo, (currently).
  • Executive Development program at Instituto de Estudios Empresariales de Montevideo - IEEM (Uruguay), 2018.
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