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Adamson & Partners is a leading global Executive Search firm specialising in Legal and Intellectual Property (IP). We connect our clients with exceptional talent, recruiting at all levels from Head of Department, General Counsel, Senior Partner, through to newly-qualified attorneys.

We have an extensive and unrivaled global network of professional contacts, allowing us to find the very best candidates for senior Legal & Intellectual Property (IP) roles in the UK, Europe, and Worldwide.

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What makes Adamson & Partners different?

Adamson & Partners is a specialist Legal and IP search firm and this is our sole focus. We know the market intimately and we are trusted advisors to both clients and candidates. Because of our global professional network, we know the key players in each of our chosen markets and can introduce high quality candidates to you quickly, professionally and discreetly. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and are completely committed to each client and each assignment. Above all, we are passionate about what we do and are proud of our reputation as experts in our market.

Strong relationships

  • “Our Paris office has been cooperating with Adamson & Partners for several years, so it is therefore quite natural that we turned to them once again for the search of an experienced high-quality team to strengthen our patent department in the specific field of Pharma and Life Sciences. Once again, trusting the team led by Chris Adamson proved to be the right choice: they carried out this mission with determination, perseverance, and flexibility, which led to a perfect outcome.” Julien Freneaux / Managing Partner / 2021

  • “I have worked with Adamson & Partners for over 20 years.  They placed me in my present position at Ipsen, as well as other positions.  Their professionalism and diligence has been exceptional.  Without question I would seek their services again in the future.” F. Brad Salcedo / Vice President Intellectual Property / 2021

  • “Thanks to Adamson & Partners, we were able to find ideal candidates for our newly opened Singapore office in a very short time. Particularly impressive was the efficient and fast recruitment process and the accuracy of the matches in relation to our requirements.” Marcus Ehnle / Director of Intellectual Property / 2021

  • “With a unique understanding of the IP expert landscape and a very personal selection process Adamson & Partners was able to find not only technically excellent candidates but talents which also fit our culture and values.” Michael Kock / Global Head of IP / 2015

  • “I have found Adamsons’ support to be focused and results oriented, and they have undertaken our assignment with the appropriate sense of urgency. I have been very pleased with the comprehensive screening process, and the final candidates have met the qualifications that we have sought.” Matt Goodwin / Chief Patent Counsel / 2010

  • “Adamsons has a wide global network and this was extremely useful in identifying Chinese nationals with international qualifications and experience as candidates for a patent practitioner position in China.” Graham Stuart / Global Head of Patents / 2015

  • “Adamsons have always demonstrated a quick grasp of my needs and organisation culture and given me a good selection of highly relevant candidates. In this specialist field they are reliably the best.” Catherine Calow / HR Director / 2015

  • “All the candidate searches that UCB carried out with Adamsons collaboration lead to the recruitment of outstanding professionals. These excellent results go beyond the depth of the Adamsons excellent network. They also have a deep understanding of the IP function.” Stephane Drouin / VP of IP / 2015

  • “I have been working with Adamson & Partners for about 13 years and I am very happy to recommend this firm. I have worked with Adamson & Partners first as a candidate for potential jobs in Europe but also later as a client. It has been a pleasure to work with this firm and in particular with Rene.” Didier Patry / Chief IP Counsel EMEA / 2015

  • “Our work with Adamsons aims to attract superior and proven talents to join us. We are thrilled to see how fast concrete results are being delivered. The team at Adamsons has a unique and well proven network in the IP industry and it’s a pleasure to work with them.” Anders Havstam / CEO / 2015

  • “I enjoyed the way of working with you not only because you have an excellent understanding of the specific needs of IP professionals but also because especially of your personal enthusiasm and passion to work on joint projects even when things go difficult. As our company is having a very international footprint I appreciate Adamson & Partners capability to recruit transnational beyond national borders, which is still quite unusual in the business of IP professionals.” Wulf Höflich / Vice-President, Technology Licensing / 2015

  • “Over the years we have worked with Adamsons, we have seen our Relationship Partner, Milli Bouri, develop into someone whose instincts and insights we value and are confident to rely on during any recruitment process she is leading.” Sarah Dixon / Director of Patents & Licensing / 2015

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