Adrian O’Connell is head of Tughans’ Contracts and Technology Team.
Technology - Adrian specialises in the areas of intellectual property, technology, freedom of information and data protection, providing advice and assistance on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property assets in a diverse range of sectors, including, technology, media and sport. Adrian has wide exposure to the Northern Irish Technology environment, and his practice draws leading clients from both the private and public sectors.
Contracts - Adrian specialises in the areas of contract and procurement, providing advice and assistance on a wide range of commercial arrangements, from strategic planning and negotiation of contracts to deal implementation and contract management. This practice has a particular focus on distributorship, agency and outsourcing.
Adrian holds a Primary and Masters degree in law and has lectured in Queen’s University, Belfast.
'Sources say he is "approachable and efficient, and responds quickly in communications," with one adding: "He has our best interests at heart." ' (Chambers UK 2014)
'Adrian O'Connell "is a thorough and intelligent lawyer - he gets straight to the point, and is always very helpful." ' (Chambers UK 2013)
'Clients report that he is "very intelligent, diligent and knows his law. He is also extremely thorough and gets to the heart of the issue instantly." '(Chambers UK 2012)
'Adrian O'Connell is "an excellent communicator who clearly understands our business needs very well, say sources" '(Chambers UK 2011)