Alan Adcock is a partner and deputy director of the Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property and regulatory affairs groups, helping to oversee the firm’s client work in these areas across ASEAN. He is known for his ‘detailed knowledge of the law’ (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2010/2011), fluency in Mandarin and outstanding client service. Since 2005, Alan has received recognition by Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers in the area of intellectual property, and he has been named a top IP lawyer in Thailand by Chambers Asia-Pacific and WTR 1000. Alan has also been recognised as a leading IP strategist by IAM Strategy 300 and one of the world's leading life sciences practitioners by IAM Life Sciences 250.
Alan represents diverse clients, from pioneers in the life sciences to the biggest IP owners in the world, and helps them achieve the dual goals of profit and protection. He has extensive experience in IP acquisitions, strategic structuring, technology transfer, and IP licensing and securitisation agreements. He has handled various IP infringements and regulatory infractions involving labelling, advertising, clinical trials, product handling/warehousing, product registration, taxation and import/export violations across Asia.
Alan is also closely involved in Tilleke & Gibbins’ leading patent and trade secret litigation practice, focusing mainly on the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and material science sectors. He handles local pre-litigation strategy and litigation management for infringement and invalidation matters and works regularly with external counsel globally when strategic tasks or evidence issues reach outside Southeast Asia.