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Gustavo Swenson Caetano

Gustavo Swenson Caetano


Gustavo is a specialist in transactional, regulatory and intellectual property matters related to the life sciences, health, food, agribusiness, technology and biotechnology industries. He represents local and international clients before regulatory and government agencies, such as the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa), the Brazilian Agency of Supplementary Health (ANS), and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (Mapa). Gustavo also works with healthcare compliance and legal matters involving privacy and personal data protection.


Gustavo previously served as a Brazilian representative at the Japanese Intellectual Property Training Center, organized by the Japan Patent Office (Tokyo, 2013) and was a guest professor in a course on health compliance offered by Legal, Ethics & Compliance (LEC) between 2015 and 2019.


Gustavo is a member of the Food Lawyer Network (FLN) and a coordinator of Brazil’s National Industrial Hemp Association (ANC).


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – George Washington University;

Specialization in Intellectual Property and Technology Law – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV);

Specialization in Bidding Procedures and Administrative Contracts – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).


Análise Advocacia 500 – São Paulo (2017), Intellectual Property (2018–2019), Pharmaceuticals (2022), Regulatory (2022–2023);

Chambers Brazil (formerly Chambers Latin America) – Life Sciences (2022–2023);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Intellectual Property (2023–2024);

The Legal 500 – Life Sciences: Next Generation Partners (2022–2023).

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Mattos Filho annouces two new partners

​Mattos Filho has announced that Tomás Neiva (Corporate/M&A) and Gustavo Swenson (Life Sciences and Healthcare) have been admitted as the firm’s newest partners. With both based at the São Paulo office, Tomás and Gustavo’s arrival underlines Mattos Filho’s commitment to continued, sustainable growth. The total number of partners at the firm now reaches 119.

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Mattos Filho adds corporate and life sciences partners

​Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has appointed two new partners by hiring from local law firms Neiva, Barros & Figueiró Sociedade de Advogados (NBFA) and SPLaw – Spiewak e Carneiro Advogados, strengthening its corporate and M&A and life sciences departments.

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