Vanina Caniza

María (Vanina) Vanina Caniza

Baker & McKenzie Sociedad Civil


Vanina Caniza is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Buenos Aires office and the Global Chair of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Group. She advises a range of multinational, Latin America and Argentine clients in a variety of corporate and commercial law matters, with extensive experience in corporate compliance, commercial agreements, mergers & acquisitions and regulatory advice. Vanina has extensive knowledge in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors. She completed postgraduate courses on Biotechnology at Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Buenos Aires) and on Health Law at Universidad de Buenos Aires. She was previously the Latin America Leader of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Group and also sits on the Steering Committee of the Firm’s Latin America Corporate Compliance Group. She is currently a professor in the CEC Compliance & Ethics Certification (AAEC-UCEMA).

Practice Focus

Vanina advises clients on transactional, general commercial, compliance and regulatory matters. She has advised many clients in M&A and licensing transactions and conducted several compliance investigations. She focuses her practice on the Life Sciences & Healthcare Industry and has extensive experience on regulatory law and specialized knowledge of legal issues related to the pharmaceutical, med tech and healthcare industry.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Buenos Aires Bar Association - Member


  • Buenos Aires~Argentina (1995)


  • AAEC-UCEMA (Compliance & Ethics Certification (CEC)) (2014)
  • University of Buenos Aires (Post Graduate Course Health Law) (2009)
  • Torcuato Di Tella University (Post Graduate Course Biotechnology) (2007)
  • Duke University (LL.M.) (1999)
  • University of Buenos Aires (J.D.) (1995)


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Seminars on "Banking and Financial Law" and "Trust Law" at Austral University, Buenos Aires, 1996, and "Banking Activity regarding Foreign Trade" at the University of Buenos Aires, 1996. 

Secondments in Dresdner Bank Lateinamerika AG (1996) and in Nortel Networks (CALA), Inc. (1999).