On April 7th, 2022, Beccar Varela promoted Dr. Ana Andrés to partner, both in recognition of her talent and the great contribution she has made to the firm throughout her career. Ana heads the Healthcare & Life Sciences Department, a practice area in which Beccar Varela has been a pioneer in Argentina. For over 25 years, under advisory partner Emilio N. Vogelius’ guidance, the firm has provided advice to national and global companies on matters of healthcare and life sciences in general, offering comprehensive solutions that include areas such as corporate law, regulatory, litigation, arbitration, trademarks & patents and mergers & acquisitions.
Managing partner Horacio E. Beccar Varela states that he is excited about this promotion: “Ana stands out not only for her extraordinary talent and deep knowledge of the law, but also for her versatility. Throughout her career, she has been able to successfully resolve a vast number of complex issues of a different nature”. In turn, Ana affirms that “it is a great honor for her to assume the role of partner of the firm, in which I had the privilege of training as a professional and specializing in healthcare & life sciences for more than eighteen years. It is a great opportunity and a professional challenge to continue contributing to the leading role of Beccar Varela in this critical area in these times.” Likewise, Ana stated that her objective will be to ensure that the practice continues to expand, strengthening the current linked areas of expertise, as well as the newest, related technologies applied to the field of health, such as digital health, biopharmaceutical industry, R&D, and artificial intelligence, among others: “in recent years this sector has grown exponentially, offering new business opportunities in which we have been advising our clients”.
Ana joined Beccar Varela in 2003, specializing in the pharmaceutical industry, medical technology, and healthcare. She advises local and international clients on corporate law, regulatory, commercial law, litigation, negotiation & drafting of commercial agreements, complex transactions, and mergers & acquisitions. She graduated as a lawyer from Universidad Católica Argentina (2005, with honors), earned her master’s in Corporate Law from Universidad Austral (2009), and a postgraduate degree in Health Law Institutions from Universidad Católica Argentina (2020).
With Ana´s recent appointment as a partner, Beccar Varela strengthens its healthcare & life sciences practice, which is becoming more relevant every day in the corporate arena.