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Michael Ridge, Associate at Penningtons Manches

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Michael is an associate in the commercial, IP and IT team based in London. He qualified in 2017, having joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2015, and previously worked as a paralegal for a ‘Big Four’ accountancy practice.

He advises on a range of commercial agreements, including terms and conditions of business, intellectual property licences, non-disclosure agreements, franchise agreements and contracts for the supply of goods and services. He also specialises in data protection and intellectual property matters, including trade mark and brand protection.

A member of the Society for Computers and Law, Michael plays an active role in Penningtons Manches’ technology and life sciences sector groups.

Recent work highlights

  • Drafting the terms of use for a major new national e-commerce platform in the healthcare sector.
  • Advising a leading cyber security company on intellectual property issues arising out of its government contracts.
  • Assisting with the establishment of a joint venture in the IT sector, including drafting service supply agreements between its partners.
  • Acting for a pharmaceutical company on the review and negotiation of several manufacturing agreements with its suppliers.
  • Assisting with the negotiation of a brand co-existence agreement to settle a trade mark dispute between two national charities.

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

Penningtons Manches LLP