Who's Who in the sport sector? We are!

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The Who’s Who Legal Sport & Entertainment 2020 Awards were announced today. Mark Hovell has been selected as Sports Lawyer of the Year, and Mills & Reeve were announced as the Sports Firm of the Year!

The two international awards from Who's Who Legal (WWL) are based on recommendation and feedback from clients and peers in the sports law industry worldwide.

Mark Hovell, Partner and Head of the Sports Law, was named Sports Lawyer of the Year. He and Carol Couse were also recognised as a ‘Global Elite Thought Leader’ for Sport, making Mills & Reeve the only law firm in the EMEA region, and one of two internationally to feature two lawyers ranked in this category.

In total, three of our lawyers were again recognised as leading international sports lawyers:

  • Mark was commended as an “extremely good” sports arbitrator who is considered “one of the best arbitrators in the market” as a result of his “calm and bright” approach.”
  • Carol was praised for being a “pleasure to work with” on sports law matters and is “focussed on client care and ensuring the finished product is of the highest quality”.
  • Tiran Gunawardena, a Senior Associate was also recognised again, as a “rising star” in the market with a “growing reputation” and has a particular forte in advising high-profile clients on regulatory and commercial matters.”

Mills & Reeve were once again selected as a ‘leading firm’ in the sports industry.

For more information about our sport sector see our web pages or contact us.

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