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Michael Ridge, Associate at Penningtons Manches


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 Cooper’s 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.

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