Mr Alan Adcock > Tilleke & Gibbins > Bangkok, Thailand > Lawyer Profile

Tilleke & Gibbins

Work Department

Intellectual Property Department


Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Commercial Transactions and M&A, Life Sciences, Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations


Alan Adcock is a partner in the Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property and regulatory affairs groups, helping to oversee the firm’s client work in these areas across ASEAN. He is recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer based on his handling of corporate IP matters, including licensing and acquisitions, and his knowledge in life sciences, fluency in Mandarin, and outstanding client service. Since 2005, Alan has received recognition by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 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 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  and WTR 1000.  Alan is also recognized as a leading IP strategist by IAM Strategy 300, an expert on patents in IAM Patent 1000, one of the world’s foremost life sciences practitioners by IAM Life Sciences 250, and a leading life sciences regulatory lawyer by Who’s Who Legal. He heads the firm’s regional life sciences practice alongside Wongrat Ratanaprayul, director of the firm’s Indonesia office.

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 securitization agreements. He has handled various IP infringements and regulatory infractions involving labeling, advertising, clinical trials, product handling/warehousing, product registration, taxation, and import/export violations across most of 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.

Alan serves as the Asia-Pacific liaison officer for the International Bar Association (IBA) Healthcare & Life Sciences Law Committee and is on the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Franchising.  He also is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Commercialization of Brands Committee and was recognized by INTA in 2016 and awarded their INTA Volunteer Service Award.

Alan is a past President of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) of Thailand, and a Co-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand’s Healthcare Council. He is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey and is admitted in the U.S. District Courts of Southern and Eastern New York.


English, Chinese


American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand
International Trademark Association
Licensing and Executives Society


JD, Syracuse University College of Law/Columbia Law School
MA, University of Hawai’i
BA, Wingate College

Lawyer Rankings

Thailand > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Alan AdcockTilleke & Gibbins

Darani Vachanavuttivong and Alan Adcock jointly helm Tilleke & Gibbins‘s IP practice, which is routinely entrusted by clients with a whole host of issues, ranging from trade mark searches and registration to license agreements and due diligence. The firm also fields a strong practice in the areas of IP enforcement, litigation and commercialisation. Somboon Earterasarun is noted by clients for his worldwide trade mark portfolio management, while Suebsiri Taweepon‘s broad range of experience covers contentious and non-contentious IP, with a notable focus on tech-related matters. Sukontip Jitmongkolthong is regularly trusted by international corporations for her knowledge of the enforcement of valuable IP rights. Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa is well-versed in matters of brand protection, IP enforcement, and anti-counterfeiting matters. Nandana Indananda is also recommended.