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ALLIANCE HOUSE, 18/19 HIGH STREET, CARDIFF, CF10 1PT, WALES
Tel:
Work 029 2022 4433
Fax:
Fax 029 2080 3100
DX:
33008 CARDIFF
Email:
Web:
www.loosemores.co.uk

Mark Loosemore

Tel:
Work 029 2022 4433
Email:
Loosemores Solicitors

Work Department

Corporate/Commercial

Position

Senior Partner and Head of Department

Career

Mark is a commercial solicitor who joined the firm as Senior Partner in April 2016. 

Mark began his legal career in London with leading international firm Bird & Bird, specialising in sport and media work. Mark went on to become Group Commercial Director of the Welsh Rugby Union for the opening of the Millennium Stadium and the hosting of Rugby World Cup. He was later the senior in-house lawyer for a number of years with leading digital sports content and media group Perform Group (formerly Premium TV). Mark also ran the legal training business Altior, which he then sold to Kaplan, one of the world’s major professional training providers.  Mark has over 20 years’ experience in advising high-profile corporate and individual clients on a range of commercial matters.  He has particular expertise in the sports, leisure, media and entertainment sectors.

Education

Legal Practice Course - Cardiff University 1993 – 1994

Graduate Diploma in Social Studies - University of Oxford 1992 – 1993

LLB Law - University College London 1989 – 1992


Wales: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

The 'responsive and diligent' team at boutique firm Loosemores Solicitors provides a 'very commercial approach' to clients across a range of matters, including film and television production and funding agreements, and sports media agreements. The 'very strong' Mark Loosemore has 'vast experience in contract negotiations', particularly as it relates to media and data rights agreements in the sports industry. The 'very commercial' Loosemore handles a raft of work for the Football Association of Wales, including advising it on a number of agreements relating to the production and release of the Don’t Take Me Home film documenting the team's experiences throughout the Euro 2016 football tournament. Herself formerly head of legal affairs at S4C,Sara Griffiths has particular credibility within the film and TV industry and has advised numerous new clients during the course of 2017, including Tarian Cyf, which she advised on an agreement to appoint a distributor in the US for a television documentary series originating from the UK. Other clients include UHY Hacker Young, Zest Sports Group and Messy Hands Production.

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Sport

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Loosemore - Loosemores Solicitors

Within: Sport

Headed by the 'knowledgeable and approachable' Mark Loosemore, boutique firm Loosemores Solicitors provides a 'value-for-money service' to a growing roster of sports clients across a range of commercial work, corporate governance and regulatory matters, in particular. Praised for his 'considered and practical approach' and 'ability to work well with all parties to an agreement', Loosemore handles a raft of work for the Football Association of Wales (FAW), and as well as advising it on a plethora of commercial agreements in the lead up to the UEFA Champions League Final played at Cardiff in 2017, he also represented it on the commercial agreements relating to the production and release of the BAFTA nominated film, Don't Take Me Home - chronicling the experience of the Welsh team and fans during the 2016 Euros in France. As well as offering employment law expertise to clients in the industry, Karl Thomas also has experience advising on regulatory disputes and disciplinary cases; he recently defended FAW against disciplinary charges brought by FIFA relating to the display of poppies at a FIFA World Cup qualifying football match in late 2016. Consultant Michael Culley has vast experience at handling corporate governance and regulatory matters, and solicitor Rebecca McCarthy is developing a niche advising on work at the intersection of charities law and sports. Other clients include Sport Wales, Welsh Rugby Players Association and Zest Sports Group.

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