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Wales: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Loosemores Solicitors

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.

Leading individuals

Sara Griffiths - Loosemores Solicitors

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Sport - ranked: tier 1

Loosemores Solicitors

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.

Leading individuals

Mark Loosemore - Loosemores Solicitors

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