Dr. Alessandro Spina

Lawyer at European Medicines Agency
Nationality: Italian
Course: Global Risk and Pharmaceutical Regulations

Alessandro Spina is a Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission. He has been a legal adviser and the data protection officer of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from 2009 to 2018. 

Before joining EMA, he worked in private practice and academia. He is a dual-qualified Italian and English lawyer and appears regularly before the Court of Justice of the EU. 

Alessandro holds a law degree cum laude from the University of Siena, LLM (M.Jur.) from the University of Oxford and Ph.D. in law and economics from the University of Siena where he discussed a thesis on EU administrative law and regulation of pharmaceuticals. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Administrative Law in the University of Milan Statale in the academic year 2011/2012. 

His academic interests are EU data protection law, health law, and risk and behavioral regulation. He is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and the European Data Protection Law Review.


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