Stephen Coudounaris

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Stephen Coudounaris is an associate in the Technology & IP Transactions Practice Group in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Stephen supports clients on the intellectual property, technology and data elements of corporate transactions and other commercial agreements.

Prior to joining Kirkland in London, Stephen worked in the in-house legal team of KPMG Australia as a senior legal counsel advising the firm on its technology, software, data and IP related service offerings, joint ventures and procurements. Additionally, Stephen was previously a lawyer at two leading Australian law firms for technology, media and telecommunications matters, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Webb Henderson.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Terminating the current status quo - is it finally judgment day for AI-derived patents?”, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2022 

Co-Author, “Australia” chapter, The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Law Society of New South Wales


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016, Admitted to the High Court of Australia
  • 2015, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia


  • University of New South WalesJ.D.with Distinction2015
    Dean’s List for Outstanding Achievement
  • University of SydneyB.Com., International Business & Commercial Law2011