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Mexico’s Life Sciences & Healthcare accounts for 12% of gross domestic product. Companies operating in the sector face significant challenges, with a complex regulatory landscape, strong influence from the government both as a regulator and as the biggest buyer, and intense competition from local and international stakeholders.

CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow lawyers understand the complexity of an interdisciplinary business, have deep understanding of the law and are very aware of the scientific and commercial aspects related to your business. This gives us the ability to design and implement regulatory and government affairs strategies to achieve clients’ business goals.

The team has experience advising clients through the entire productive process of regulated products, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, distribution, imports and exports, retail and advertisements. We are experts in advising companies with new businesses and products, drafting regulatory strategies, performing regulatory compliance audits, advising on good manufacturing practices and certifications, premarket approval of products and services, health licences, cross-border classification of products, and advice on approval of labelling and marketing of regulated products and services.

We also represent clients before the health authorities in regulatory enforcement administrative procedures and design crisis management strategies in cases of voluntary recall of products, seizure of products by the authorities and closure of facilities.


Pharmaceutical advertising regulation and medical device advertising in...
1. Which laws are applicable regarding advertising of medicines and medical devices? The primary legislation for medicines and medical devices advertisement is The General Health Law (Ley General de Salud)...
Cannabis law and legislation in Mexico
Medical use Medical use is allowed. In January 2021 the Rules of Medical Cannabis were issued by the Ministry of Health. While CBD is not addressed in the General Health Law, it is defined in the Rules...
Digital health apps and telemedicine in Mexico
Digital Health Apps/Software 1. How is the software within digital health apps classified in your jurisdiction, and what regulation(s) apply? A) There are different types of digital health apps, so...
Adverse effects of drugs and vaccines in Mexico
1. Drug adverse effects: kinds of responsibility 1.1 Which are the main kinds of responsibility (contractual, in tort, criminal) of the following subjects with respect to adverse drugs reactions? Under...
Trade secret laws and regulations in Mexico
General 1. Has the Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their...
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, staying ahead of the curve and knowing what’s next for your business or sector is essential. At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your legal advisers but also as your business partners. We work together with you to not only resolve current issues but to anticipate future challenges and innovate to meet them. With our latest publication, CMS Next, our experts will regularly offer you insights into and fresh perspectives on a range of issues that businesses have to deal with – from ESG agendas to restructuring after the pandemic or facing the digital transformation. We will also share with you more about the work that we are doing for our clients, helping them innovate, grow and mitigate risk. To be able to provide you with the best support, we immerse ourselves in your world to understand your legal needs and challenges. However, it is equally important that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we invite you to meet our experts and catch a glimpse of what is happening inside CMS. Enjoy reading this publication, which we will update regularly with new content. CMS Executive Team
Más allá de la marca personal
El segundo reporte de CMS Latinoamérica, "Guía para gerentes legales: Más allá de la marca personal”, investiga sobre la importancia de la marca personal (MP) como herramienta para potenciar la...
COVID-19 vaccination and testing in Mexico - employment law perspective
Vaccination 1. What options does the employer have to encourage employees to be vaccinated? Can the employer provide a financial incentive to employees?  There are no options for the employer to encourage...
On the Pulse
Welcome to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/podcast series for all Life Sciences & Healthcare professionals – legal, compliance, regulatory
First Supreme Court Ruling for Medical Use of Cannabis in Mexico
Mexico CityBy unanimous vote, the Ministers of the Second Chamber of Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice decided to grant the protection of Federal Justice to a minor child with a diagnosis of epilepsy...