Panama City

Edificio Sucre Arias & Reyes Avenida Ricardo Arango y Calle 61, Obarrio Panamá, República de Panamá
Phone: +507 204 7900
Email: sucre@sucre.net

Contact us +507 204 7900 / Email sucre@sucre.net

Contact information

Email: vnativi@sucre.net

Telephone: (+507) 204-7925

VERÓNICA P. NATIVÍ NICOLAU

Partner

Practice Areas
Education

Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas, Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua, Panamá (Bachelor of Law and Political Science, 1991).

University of Glasgow, Great Britain, Center for Commercial Law and Taxation (Master in International Commercial Law, British Government Scholar, 1993).

Professional experience

Practices since 1991. She leads the Department of Commerce that includes the areas of intellectual property, sanitary regulatory affairs, competition, consumer protection and advertising, and the assistance in commercial matters for clients in the ​​industry area (transport and logistics, agency, representation and distribution, franchises and licensing, among others).

She represents both national and foreign clients in the registration and defense of their intellectual property rights before the Dirección de Registro de Propiedad Intelectual (General Directorate of the Registry of Industrial Property), and before the courts of justice specialized in this matter. She also coordinates the registration and protection of intellectual property badges for our clients throughout the region to facilitate the intermediation process.

She has extensive experience in advising clients regarding the sanitary regulatory area, which requires the regularization and maintenance of all permits, registrations and authorizations for the operation of their businesses and commercialization of their products, including legal guidance in the importation or nationalization process. These procedures reach the process of licenses or sanitary registrations of all types of products for their elaboration, distribution and/or commercialization in the territory of Panamá, such as drinks, food, cosmetic products and personal hygiene, cleaning and household cleaning products, veterinarian products, raw materials, medical supplies, medicines and biological products before the corresponding health authorities, including requests for therapeutic equivalence.

She represents and provides advice to our clients in the industry sector, which includes advice on contracts, permits, advertising licenses and labeling compliance for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical supplies, food and beverages, as well as obtaining authorizations before the Comisión de Publicidad y Propaganda de la Dirección General de Salud (Advertising Commission of the General Directorate of Health) for the approval of advertisements.

She actively participates in forums and deals with the public health administration regarding proposals for improvements to the processes and requirements in the sanitary regulatory area of ​​cosmetics, medicines, food and beverages.

Membership

Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Panamá

International Bar Association (IBA)

Cámara de Comercio, Industrias y Agricultura de Panamá

Asociación Panameña de Derecho de la Propiedad Intelectual

Languages

Spanish and English.