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Mark Hovell

Partner, Mills & Reeve

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Mark is a partner and the Head of Sports at Mills & Reeve LLP. Mark has advised hundreds of athletes on their sporting contracts, image rights, and endorsement deals. As a noted insolvency expert, he has also worked on over sixty football and/or rugby clubs’ insolvencies and restructurings. He is also an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), where he has been selected to hear over two hundred cases since 2002 to date. As a result of his experience and reputation as an arbitrator, he was selected to the CAS ad-hoc committee for the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games and as one of twelve arbitrators to the ad-hoc panel for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Mark is a Fellow of R3, Member of Court of Arbitration for Sport, Sports Resolution Chairpersons List, Advisor to the Professional Players Federation, FA Registered Lawyer Director of Manchester Youth Zone.

United Kingdom