Name   Alessandra Cincotti

Designation   Senior Legal Counsel

Company   Servier

Country    France

Alessandra Cincotti joined Les Laboratoires Servier in December 2018 after spending 5 years as Senior Legal Counsel at Inserm Transfert (the private technology transfer subsidiary of the French national Institute for health and medical research). She previously worked as Legal Counsel at Walgreens Boots Alliance after completing long-lasting internships at Sanofi, at the French Ministry of Health and at the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety. Alessandra obtained a double degree in Italian and French Law (Università degli Studi di Firenze – Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University) and she awarded the Magister Doctor of Law in Italy. Alessandra holds a Master Degree in European and International Business Law (Paris Dauphine University) and a Master Degree in Health, Food and Environmental Security Law (Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University – AgroParisTech). In December 2018, she defended her doctoral thèses in law at the Paris Dauphine University. The main assumption of her thesis is the emergence of a “European biotechnology law”, as an original area of law, changing and very labile, like the living. (This thesis provides a reflection on the place of patent law with respect to biotechnologies. It focuses on the adequacy of Directive 98/44/CE with regard to the legal protection of new biotechnological inventions applied to health, which includes CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology.)