Legal secretary: Toni Stanton
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A member of the Commercial and Corporate and Intellectual Property and IT teams, Adnan’s practice includes advising major Australian and International FMCG brands and Australian sporting bodies on the protection of their intellectual property and advising them on their general commercial needs.
Adnan’s approach to his practice is practical, commercial and holistic, helping clients achieve their short and long-term goals.
Prior to joining KCL Law, Adnan was a lawyer in the Intellectual Property and Technology team at global law firm DLA Piper specialising in patents, trade marks, copyright and design matters. With a focus on consumer goods and retail, Adnan provided strategic commercial and intellectual property advice to some of the world's leading brands and has acted in litigious intellectual property matters in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia.
Adnan also has extensive commercial and corporate experience, including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements and contracts and corporate restructuring, and has a deep understanding of the Corporations Act and Privacy Act. He has worked with corporations based in the USA, UK and China on IP commercialisation and corporate restructuring, and worked on innovative deals primarily for tech, fin-tech and medical companies.
In 2020, Adnan was the winner of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards for Intellectual Property.
Adnan holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in February 2015 and to the High Court of Australia in April 2015, and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Areas of practice
- Capital raising
- Commercial agreements
- Commercialisation of IP
- Corporate restructuring
- Corporations Act
- Intellectual property
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Privacy Act
- Dispute resolution
- Trade marks
- Law Institute of Victoria
Admitted to practice
- February 2015 — Supreme Court of NSW
- April 2015 — High Court of Australia