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Adrian Toutoungi, Partner

Adrian Toutoungi


Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Health and life sciences
  • Industrial engineering
  • Intellectual property
  • Technology

Practice notes

Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Adrian has extensive experience of all aspects of intellectual property, in particular complex patent litigation in a number of industry sectors.

He has recently advised on disputes involving pharmaceuticals, somatic cell therapy, semiconductor chip design, inkjet printing technology, digital compression algorithms, LCD flat-panel technology, telecoms and pharmaceuticals. He also frequently helps clients with disputes involving confidential information, database rights, trade marks, copyright and designs.

Away from the court room, he is regularly involved in the negotiation and drafting of technology licence agreements and other contracts relating to IP such as R&D collaborations, joint ventures, co-promotions and other commercial arrangements. He also advises on the EC and UK competition law aspects of these agreements, and issues relating to technical standardisation, essential IPR and patent pooling.

He has a wealth of experience in handling the IP aspects of many major corporate transactions, including for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 corporations.

Adrian is a Solicitor-Advocate and has advised clients on disputes in the Patents County Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the European Court of Justice/Court of First Instance. After obtaining a first-class degree in Physics from Oxford University, he qualified as a solicitor and gained an LL.M from the College of Europe in Bruges, where he specialised in EC competition law and intellectual property. Adrian also has a diploma in IP law from Bristol University. He is a member of TIPLO (The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation), AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) and  EPLAW (the European Patent Lawyers Association) and publishes and speaks regularly on a variety of intellectual property issues.


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Adrian for more information on how Brexit may affect your business.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.

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Adrian appears in the Seventh Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for his work in Intellectual Property Law

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