Alex Potlog

Alex Potlog

United Kingdom, London, UK
Legal Director at AbbVie
Profession: Head of Department
Industry: Life Sciences


Alex is a competition and regulatory lawyer with more than 14 years of experience in life sciences. He started his career in private practice, advising on the full spectrum of national and EU competition matters. Over the last 6 years he has held various national and regional leadership roles in global pharma companies across the UK, Ireland, and CEE. Alex is currently leading the UK & Ireland legal team at AbbVie, advising on commercial, competition, and compliance matters.


English, Romanian


Abuse of DominanceAntitrustCommercial agreementsCompetition PolicyCompliance ProgrammesEU LawInvestigationsTrade



Legal Director at AbbVie

September 2019 - Present • London, United Kingdom

As part of the Leadership Team, I manage the AbbVie UK & Ireland legal team, providing business leaders across both markets with strategic legal guidance on a wide range of commercial, competition and regulatory matters. Key areas of focus include market access (pricing & reimbursement, strategic contract negotiations), supply chain, public procurement, and risk management. I regularly engage in industry-wide activities via the ABPI and IPHA, including in relation to new legislation and sectoral reforms, and I sit on various technical industry working groups.

Astellas Pharma Europe

Legal Director at Astellas Pharma Europe

1 years 8 mth • January 2018 - September 2019 • London, United Kingdom

As part of the Regional Management Team responsible for 23 countries, I provide strategic legal advice on a wide range of commercial, competition, regulatory and compliance matters, supporting the business in navigating the intricacies of highly challenging legal regimes across Europe. As part of the Global Litigation and Investigations team I am acting as EMEA lead on complex investigations and commercial litigation, working with senior leaders across the region. I am also an active participant in industry-wide initiatives, including the EFPIA Competition and Legal Working Groups.


London School of Economics

Executive MSc, Health Economics, Policy, and Management

Queen Mary, University of London

LL.M. in Competition Law

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