Edward Turtle

Associate
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About Edward

Edward Turtle is a products lawyer, regulatory advisor and litigator with particular experience in the technology, healthcare and consumer product sectors. Edward helps clients with compliance and safety issues, including in the development, launch and marketing of new products. He undertakes European policy work, advising stakeholders on submissions in the context of forthcoming legislation and guidance. Edward is experienced at dealing with regulatory authorities and handling product crises, including global recalls and mass consumer claims.

Edward has advised on a wide range of product compliance disputes, with an emphasis on multi-jurisdictional claims, including class actions and group litigation. He has acted in relation to one of the key European product compliance actions in recent years, and advised on products claims in North America, Asia, Africa and Australasia.

Edward is recommended within the Product Liability category by the latest 2021 edition of the UK Legal 500. 

Edward joined Cooley in early 2018, after six years at Freshfields. He has spent time on secondment in Germany, and at a major US technology company.

Representative Matters:

• Assisting clients with international recalls, including those involving medical devices, consumer products, electronics, lithium-ion batteries and toys.
• Advising on the regulatory requirements for wide-ranging new and novel products, including in the technology, consumer product, healthcare, cosmetics and automotive sectors.
• Advising businesses on practical solutions to ad-hoc global regulatory compliance issues across a range of industries.
• Defending a global medical device manufacturer in relation to large numbers of product compliance claims brought in numerous jurisdictions, including in group litigation in the England & Wales High Court.
• Advising a medical technology company on a potential judicial review challenge.
• Acting in London arbitration proceedings against an insurer for a global healthcare client in relation to underlying product compliance claims.
• Defending a major product compliance class action and appeal in North America.

Education

BPP University Law School
LPC, 2011

University of Cambridge
MA (Cantab) Law, 2010

Admissions & credentials

England & Wales

Rankings & accolades

The Legal 500 UK: Product Liability (2021)

Memberships & affiliations

International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)