Mark Loosemore > Loosemores Solicitors > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile
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Senior Partner and Head of Department
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.
Legal Practice Course – Cardiff University 1993 – 1994
Graduate Diploma in Social Studies – University of Oxford 1992 – 1993
LLB Law – University College London 1989 – 1992
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Displaying a ‘genuine commitment, passion for, and interest in Wales, the culture and sport‘, Loosemores Solicitors has developed an impressively strong client base in the sector, including among many national sporting bodies/organisations. Much of the success for the firm’s prominence in the space is down to the skills and leadership of senior partner Mark Loosemore, whose ‘specialist experience in sport and media work is highly valued across the sector’. Although he is involved at the sharp end of much of the key commercial work handled by the firm, Loosemore is perhaps best-known for his continued representation of the Football of Association of Wales across a range of matters including drafting and negotiating sponsorship and licensing contracts and media rights agreements. Other key practitioners include associate Rebecca McCarthy, who leverages her ‘in-depth knowledge of charity law‘ to good effect, including on governance issues; ‘very committed and hardworking‘ litigator Karl Thomas, who is regularly involved in significant sports disciplinary cases and regulatory disputes; and Siôn Tudur, who will ‘go the extra mile for clients‘ engaged in corporate and commercial work in the sector.
Cardiff boutique Loosemores Solicitors has established an excellent reputation among sports and creative industry clients, as a result of its ‘ferociously hardworking‘ ethos and the ‘incredible breadth and depth of knowledge‘ it has across the firmament of media and entertainment issues. Formerly head of legal at S4C, Sara Griffiths has ‘great technical skill and knowledge‘ on matters impacting clients in the broadcasting, film and tv sectors, and as well as her direct fee-earning work, she is also a great champion of the local creative community (as is demonstrated by her involvement and pro-bono advice to members of the leading membership organisation for women working in media). Recognised as a ‘shrewd tactician‘ and a ‘class act‘, senior partner Mark Loosemore also regularly handles media and entertainment matters for his vast array of sporting clients, including negotiating and drafting sponsorship and media and data rights agreements.
- Leading individuals - Wales > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Media and entertainment - Wales > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
- Sport - Wales > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport