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Alexander Benalal

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Alexander is Counsel and co-heads our Commercial, Tech & Comms and Dispute Resolution Groups based in Madrid. Alexander has also been advising on Data Protection and privacy laws for over 15 years.


He has broad experience in all kinds of commercial contracts and transactions, with a specific focus on IT and sectors where technology and complex regulatory frameworks play a key role; Media including social media, online, mobile and video games, exploitation of user-generated content, ISPs and defamation; Intellectual Property as well as complex dispute resolution and pre-litigation negotiations. In the constantly evolving field of technology, Alexander is at the forefront of emerging and disruptive trends, helping clients to capture and enhance the value of their business and mitigate the risks from all possible perspectives: regulatory, contractual and in litigation scenarios. Before joining us, he worked in the Commercial/IT and Corporate practices of Linklaters and in Brussels where he collaborated closely with Berlioz Cabinet d' Avocats and assisted the former advisor of the Belgian Prime Minister.


French, Spanish, English


Alexander has lectured on Technology, Intellectual Property, Data Protection, and international Dispute Resolution law at Spanish universities, business schools and the Chamber of Commerce.

Spain: Industry focus


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Bird & Bird’s team provides ‘a highly responsive’ service and ‘understands complex business and industry issues’; its recent workload includes litigation, privacy, commercial and IP advice. Key work includes assisting Gilead Sciences with all privacy and data protection matters. Counsel Alexander Benalal is recommended for his ‘ability to tailor advice to the client’.

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Spain: Technology

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to technology laws and regulations relevant in Spain . It will cover communications networks and their operators, databases and software, data protection, AI, cybersecurity as well as the author's view on planned future reforms of the technology market. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Technology. [Continue Reading]

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