Mark Hughes is a qualified solicitor working in the Commission for Communications Regulation (”ComReg”). With a background in corporate finance and commercial law, Mark is an expert in: (i) regulatory law and practice; and (ii) litigation. Mark has advised in respect of: (i) the award of the fourth and final Irish 3G mobile telecommunications licence; (ii) the drafting of Part 3 (Aviation Regulation) of the State Airports Act, 2004 (providing for the re-structuring of Aer Rianta); and (iii) the €3.7 billion acquisition of Eircell Limited by Vodafone Group plc. In addition, Mark recently successfully defended private and public law proceedings in respect of the award of the fourth and final Irish 3G mobile telecommunications licence. This involved: (i) the management of an external legal team of six lawyers; and (ii) being a witness as to fact.