Professional Experience

Henrique Kruger Frizzo joined the firm in 2004 and became a partner in 2014. He is the leader of the Life Sciences group and also integrates the Public and Regulatory Law group. He acts in the preparation of legal opinions and consultations on topics of his expertise, including tenders and contracts with the government, public service concession contracts and public-private partnerships. He has experience in complex negotiations with the government and assists clients in structuring effective government relationships. He also acts in the identification of irregularities and illicit acts in contracts and relationships with the government and in the area of sales to defense and public security agencies, including in the structuring of technological compensation agreements.

In the Healthcare sector, he advises pharmaceutical, medical device and other companies in the sector on a wide range of matters, including transactions involving commercial agreements and complex negotiations with the government and health technology transfer agreements. He also advises clients on market access strategies, including procedures for the incorporation of new health technologies into SUS and ANS, and represents companies in CMED administrative proceedings. Henrique prepares consultations involving clinical research and regulatory issues, reviews promotional materials, and acts in administrative litigation involving local health authorities and ANVISA. Additionally, he provides support in compliance issues, digital health and analysis of the constitutionality/legality of legislation. Due to his expertise, he participates in the drafting of bills of law and regulations for the industry.

In Public Law, Government Affairs, Regulatory and Compliance, he has extensive experience in corporate investigations, with a focus on government procurement and corruption, and their respective consequences in the civil and administrative areas. We assist clients in defining strategic decisions regarding the results of the investigation and participate in the defense before or during the negotiation with the civil and administrative police authorities responsible for the cases.

Awards and Recognitions

Henrique has been recognized for his work in Public Law and the Life Sciences industry by the main legal directories such as Chambers Latin America, LACCA Approved, Latin Lawyer 250, Latin Lawyer National, The Legal 500, Leaders League, and Análise Advocacia 500.

Academic Background

He graduated from University of São Paulo with a degree in law and specialized in State and Government from the Escola de Formação de Governantes, associated to the University of São Paulo, specialized in Government Contracts from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and has a University Extension course on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) from the Escola Superior do Ministério Público de São Paulo.

Activities outside the office

In addition, Henrique is a speaker at events related to compliance in government contracting and the sanitary regulatory area.

He was a member of the Commission on Health Law of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo State Chapter (2021).


Author of several books/articles, such as:

– “O Brasil adota as PPPs: Quimera ou Eldorado?” [Brazil adopts PPPs: a dream or imagination?], written by Alexia Robbes, attorney in Paris, Ablfs & McKfnzif SCP (published in Contrats Publics / Actualité de la Commande et des Contrats Publics juillet / août 2005 Edition le Moniteur);

– Folha de São Paulo newspaper – 06/12/2005 – “‘Agencies have become less independent” comment analysts’;

– DCI newspaper – 08/05/2009 – “Corruption abroad can debar companies from public deals”;

– Jornal Brasil Econômico – 05/04/2011 – “Risk of fraud is higher in parallel works”;

– Elaboration and review of the Brazilian part in the publication “Promoting Medical Devices Globally” — Ablfs McKfnzif – 2008


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