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Edmund Forey, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches

Edmund Forey

Managing associate


Areas of expertise: Commercial, Intellectual property


Edmund is a Managing associate in our commercial, IP and IT team, specialising in competition law. He advises brands on their distribution arrangements, including exclusive or selective distribution systems, internet selling and pricing; on behavioural issues (such as refusal to supply) for dominant companies; and on competition clearance for mergers and acquisitions. Edmund also advises on state aid and procurement law.

In addition to his broad understanding of commercial law and contract drafting, Edmund has particular experience of the health sector. He provides guidance to major government bodies on large-scale contracts in this area, as well as advising on healthcare mergers and joint ventures, and on the Competition and Markets Authority’s private healthcare regime.

Edmund joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2017 from a national law firm. Before qualifying as a solicitor in 2009, he worked in the publishing and music industries. He holds a postgraduate diploma in EU competition law from King’s College London.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising a major motor industry body on competition law in relation to a data sharing initiative with motor insurance companies.
  • Assisting a leading university technology fund on state aid issues in relation to its funding structures.
  • Advising prestige brands on distribution issues including selective distribution, internet selling, pricing and parallel imports.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper 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 under number 419867.

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