Alejandro Bes is a senior legal counsel based in Basel. He is in charge of the legal implementation of global Digital Medicine, Real World Evidence and Outcomes Legal strategy for Novartis Pharma. His experience includes dealing with large tech companies, start ups and other pharma companies. Alejandro joined Novartis in 2018 and previously was in in charge of legal and regulatory affairs for Apple for Southern Europe. Prior to Apple he was an associate for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Madrid and Barcelona.
He oversees a wide range of legal topics, navigating the intersection of the tech and the pharma industries, with a focus on AI, new technologies and big data. He is experienced in complex regulatory and multijurisdictional legal issues.
Alejandro is Spanish, his academic background is in Spain (University of Zaragoza) and US (George Mason), with postgraduate studies in the UK (King’s College) and Italy (Bocconi University). In the past he has been honored as a leading lawyer in his practice, including in Legal 500’s Top GCs in Italy and has participated as invited lecturer in Bocconi University (Milan) on topics regarding the challenges presented by new technologies.