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Lourdes Fraguas

Lourdes Fraguas

Of Counsel - Head of Pharmaceuticals, Madrid

Lourdes is the head of our pharma and healthcare practice in Madrid and has extensive experience and a long track record in the pharmaceutical sector.



Lourdes has been a State Attorney since 1992, a role that she has practiced at Spain's Health Ministry (until 1995), the Health Ministry's Spanish Medicines Agency (1999-2000) and at the Spanish Treasury until 2001; subsequently she was an agent of the Kingdom of Spain at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and became a member of the EU Council's working party on the Court of Justice.

Lourdes has also practiced in the legal department of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), in London (1995-1999). In 2004, she joined Farmaindustria (Spain's national pharmaceutical association), where she has practiced for 15 years.


  • In 2018, she was awarded by the I Edición de Premios Mujeres del mundo sanitario with "Premio Sanitaria 2000" in the pharmaceutical industry category.
  • Awarded the ILO and Lexology ‘Worldwide in-house lawyer of the year' and ‘Individual of the year’ awards in non-financial regulated sectors (New York, June 2017), having previously won the European award in March 2017.


  • Frequent author of articles on pharmaceutical and European legislation



Lourdes holds a Degree in law and business legal advice (E-1) from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICADE and opposition state attorney.

She regularly participates in a number of postgraduate and masters courses – delivering classes on European law and pharmaceutical law – at different business schools such as Instituto de Empresa, Colegio de Farmacéuticos de Madrid, Talento Farmacéutico, CEDEF.

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