Adam Coughlin


Adam is an associate in the commercial IP team. He joined Bristows in May 2017, having trained and qualified at a City law firm.

Adam specialises in transactions relating to the development, commercialisation and transfer of intellectual property. Adam has particular expertise within the life sciences sector and advises a broad range of clients from drug discovery start-ups to investment and commercialisation partners to multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Adam advises on a variety of life sciences and technology matters, spanning the commercial and academic sectors, including technology transfer and spin-out arrangements, research and development collaborations, IP ownership, financings, licensing deals and merger and acquisition transactions.

Adam also has significant expertise in manufacturing and distribution arrangements, advising clients across the breadth of the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and medical technology supply chain.

Adam is the Chair of the Licensing Executives Society Young Members (Great Britain & Ireland).


  • BA History, University of Leicester
  • LPC and GDL, College of Law
  • Qualified 2014
  • Chair of the Licensing Executives Society Young Members (Great Britain & Ireland)

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