Mark Buckley > Fladgate LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fladgate LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




I am a partner in the Dispute Resolution department specialising in international commercial litigation and arbitration. I have a particular interest in intellectual property and sports disputes.

At the outset of any dispute, I make sure that I fully understand my client’s objectives and resources. I will try and move my client into a position of strength to negotiate a settlement wherever possible.

I act for a wide range of clients – manufacturing companies, e-commerce businesses, private equity investors, entrepreneurs and sports participants across sectors including aviation, motor manufacture and IT amongst others. Notable clients are Eddie Irvine, Crystal Palace Football Club, Electronics Boutique and Headspace.

I enjoy the international element of his practice where he is often referred work by international law firms. Over the years, I have worked as co-counsel with leading firms in India, Ireland and Italy to advise their clients on English law issues in arbitration and litigation in many jurisdictions.




Outside work, I cycle, ski, watch films and read. I also study the Hindi language.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Fladgate LLP‘s commercial disputes expertise ranges from contractual disputes, misrepresentation, and shareholder and partnership conflicts, to freezing injunctions, search orders, group litigation, warranty claims, and jurisdictional challenges. Tom Bolamhas a wealth of litigation experience‘; Mark Buckley‘s litigation practice incorporates international commercial, IP and sports disputes; John Evans is ‘one of the best commercial litigators around‘; Garbhan Shanks focuses on insurance disputes and group actions; and Alexander Wildschütz is a cross-border, commercial disputes expert.  Leigh Callaway is a recently-promoted partner, and Will Thompson is the senior associate to note. Former partner Eugene Matveichuk joined Branch Austin McCormick LLP

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

James Earl leads Fladgate LLP‘s commercial, sports and IP team, working with various asset management companies on financial investments in the football sector. Earl also advises football clubs on corporate and financial transactions, as well as negotiating various licensing, sponsorship and partnership agreements for motorsport clients. Alex Haffner advises clients across a range of sports on the expansion and acquisition of technology-led solutions, and is also a key contact for clients seeking advice on competition law. Dispute resolution specialist Mark Buckley takes on a range of contentious instructions, including fraudulent misrepresentations involving the sale of sports broadcasting rights.