Mark Loosemore > Loosemores Solicitors > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Loosemores Solicitors
ALLIANCE HOUSE
18/19 HIGH STREET
CARDIFF
CF10 1PT
Wales

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

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Mark LoosemoreLoosemores Solicitors

Benefiting from a ‘deep understanding of the sports market and how it works‘, boutique Cardiff-based firm Loosemores Solicitors has successfully carved out a niche for itself on behalf of a growing roster of clients in the sector, which are appreciative, not only of its insight into the workings of the industry, but also its ability to provide ‘London quality work at Cardiff prices‘. Himself a former professional tennis player and also benefiting from in-house experience within the industry, ‘highly skilled‘ team head Mark Loosemore is well-placed to provide ‘commercial and pragmatic advice‘ that is tailored to the specific needs of sports clients. Although the firm is active across the full range of sports, it continues to be perhaps best-known for its representation of Football Association of Wales, where its work includes advice on governance structures, TV deals and sponsorship agreements. ‘Outstanding’ associate Rebecca McCarthy recently returned from maternity leave and provides expertise on the interface of charities and sports law.

Wales > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment

Media and entertainment is one of the core specialisms of boutique Cardiff-based firm Loosemores Solicitors. Consequently it has ‘the requisite detailed industry knowledge to effectively serve its clients‘. Herself benefiting from in-house expertise in her former role as head of legal and business affairs at S4C, consultant Sara Griffiths has ‘an outstanding understanding of how the media sector works in Wales‘, and has been pivotal to the firm’s success in the field. ‘Very approachable and attentive‘ senior partner Mark Loosemore is also regularly engaged in media and entertainment-related matters pursuant to the sports industry.