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Mark Gay

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Mark advises clients in the sports industry on the full range of sports specific problems that arise in the course of their business.

He has acted for most of the leading governing bodies and many high profile teams in sports related disputes. Many have been matters of public interest or involved cutting edge legal disputes.

Much of Mark’s work is for governing bodies and teams in industries such as football and motorsport. He represents our clients in disciplinary proceedings, arbitrations and, where no arbitral network exists, in proceedings before the High Court.

Tribunals he has appeared in front of include the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the EFL League Arbitration Panel, the Contracts Recognition Board of the FIA, the International Court of the FIA, ICC and LCIA arbitration panels, as well as the English High Court and Court of Appeal.

High profile cases recently have included UKA v Minichiello, EFL v Derby, Alpine’s dispute with McLaren over the driver Mr Oscar Piastri and Alpine’s successful appeal to the stewards over the five point deduction imposed upon them as a result of Fernando Alonso’s crash with Lance Stroll at the Grand Prix in Austin in October 2022.

Through Mark Gay the firm has unparalleled first-hand experience of sports law cases at the very cutting edge combined with an enviable record of success for clients in all proceedings in which we have been engaged.

Mark is ranked in Band 2 by Chambers UK 2024 under Sport and is recognised as advising major clients in football and motorsport. A commentator says he is “a great person and knowledgeable lawyer.”

The Legal 500 UK 2024 ranks Mark as a Recommended Lawyer for Sport.

Comments in The Legal 500 UK include:

“Mark Gay is ‘a masterful tactician’.”

Mark Gay is “at the top of [his] game in sports law matters.”