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Mark Stephens CBE, chair, Global Network Initiative, and partner at Howard Kennedy LLP

Specialising in International, Appellate and Complex litigation, Constitutional, Human Rights, IP, Media & Regulatory work, defamation, privacy, media, art and cultural property, data protection and freedom of information, intellectual property and international arbitration, Mark Stephens has undertaken some of the highest profile cases in the country and abroad.

Mark has created a niche in international comparative media law and regulation.  His expertise also covers specialisms in, among other fields, the Creative Arts & Cultural Industries and Intellectual Property law.

Mark chairs a number of bodies including the Design Artists Copyright Society, the Management Committee of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy Wolfson College, Oxford Centre for Socio Legal Studies; sits on the boards of Censorship Commonwealth Lawyers Association, and is Hon Solicitor to Index of Censorship.

In 2011 Her Majesty the Queen appointed Stephens Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to law and the arts.

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