Dr. Alexander Meier has more than 19 years of relevant professional experience as an external attorney and in-house lawyer in the field of pharmaceutical law. He is specialised in European and German regulatory law relating to chemical and biological pharmaceuticals (including advanced therapies) and medical devices. Alexander Meier advises and represents national and international pharmaceutical and medical device companies in all areas of pharmaceutical law (including GxP and Medical Affairs), competition law and compliance-related aspects. A particular specialisation is in the field of biopharmaceuticals in particular advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs). With over 18 years of experience in Germany and Europe, he has particularly extensive practical experience in the area of regulatory exclusivity rights.
Alexander Meier joined Preu Bohlig as Partner in January 2019 after having been with Hoyng Rokh Monegier in Amsterdam and Munich since May 2017. Before that, Alexander Meier worked as inhouse attorney for Novartis for 11 years with increasing responsibilities, first for the Generics Division as Head of Legal and Compliance Officer for Sandoz/Hexal Germany and thereafter in the Group Headquarters in Basel (CH) amongst others as Global Head, Legal of TechOps, Regulatory and Development for the Originator Division of Novartis Pharma and as Head of Legal, Global and Pharma Drug Development for Novartis across all Divisions. Before that, he already worked as external counsel in Munich in 2 pharmaceutical law firm boutiques from 2000 until 2006.
Alexander Meier is author of numerous publications and a regular speaker at international conferences. He is co-editor and author of the second edition of the textbook “Pharmarecht”. He is a lecturer at the Philipps-Universität Marburg within the framework of the Master’s programme “Pharma Law LL.M.”, at the European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM) of the University of Basel (CH) and at the “Center for International Intellectual Property Studies” (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg (FR).