Panelist Profile


Mark Ridgway

Allen & Overy, Partner (UK)


Mark is an intellectual property litigator in Allen & Overy LLP’s London office. Mark’s work primarily focuses on patents and trade secrets disputes in the life sciences, technology/telecoms and financial services sectors, invariably in a cross-border context. Mark applies his 15+ years’ experience and scientific background (BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering) to achieve optimal outcomes for his clients. He was recently listed as a “rising star” of the London litigation market and is listed as a “Patent Star” in MIP IP Stars.
Mark’s work in relation to trade secrets has included advising on two extremely high-value and long-running disputes in the financial services sector, as well as numerous cases relating to failed collaborations / joint ventures and employer/employee disputes. Mark has also led the trade secrets committee of a major UK trade body, including in relation to its consultation responses on the EU Trade Secret Directive, as well as speaking widely on trade secrets topics, including cybersecurity.