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Inaugural Motorsport Law Conference 2021 - Speakers & Agenda

Inaugural Motorsport Law Conference 2021 - Speakers & Agenda

LawInSport's inaugural Motorsport Law conference takes place on 30 & 31 March 2021 to hear from leading lawyers & executives from motorsport to discuss the most important legal developments in the motorsport industry.

If you are interested or working in motorsport you will find this helpful whether you are working in roles such as In-house Counsel, Sports Executives and Administrators, Agents, Current and Former Drivers, Private Practice Lawyers, Academics or a Students.

You can follow updates about the conference by using #motorsportlaw.

Topics

  • Building and growing a legal team in motorsport 
  • Regulatory issues in motorsport 
  • Costs controls in motorsport
  • Trusting your team and protecting sensitive data 
  • Commercial and legal issues in motorsport 

The host for the conference will be Sean Cottrell who will hosting the conference from Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team factory.

Agenda

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Building and integrating a legal team in sports team @1pm GMT
What type of expertise and people are required to run an effective legal team in motorsport? This session will explore what types of skills may be needed to deal with future developments and how to integrate a legal team within a sports team.

Speakers:

  • Carrie Donaghy, Motorsport Legal Director, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
  • Ollie Rumsey, Legal Director, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team
  • Sean Cottrell, CEO, LawInSport

Regulatory issues in motorsport @ 2pm GMT
This panel will explore, discuss and debate the different approaches and key developments in the regulatory approaches to motorsport. 

Speakers:

  • Ollie Rumsey, Legal Director, Aston Martin F1 Team
  • Jamie Champkin,  Regulatory Counsel and Disciplinary Officer, Motorsport UK
  • Jamie Horner, Partner, Keystone Law, Director Arden Racing & the Young Racing Driver Academy (YRDA)

Costs controls in motorsport @ 4pm GMT
With the increased focus on reducing the cost of participating in motorsport this session will look at changes to specific regulations and measures implemented by teams to manage costs effectively and meet regulatory requirements.

Speakers:

  • Sean Cottrell, CEO, LawInSport
  • Joel Cohen, General Secretary, Motorsport UK
  • Carl Troman, Barrister, 4 New Square
  • Jamie Horner, Partner, Keystone Law, Director Arden Racing & the Young Racing Driver Academy (YRDA)
  • Tom de la Mare, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Trusting your team and protecting sensitive data @ 2pm GMT

We have seen in various disputes over the years about the importance of confidentiality agreements to protect sensitive data being shared and exploited by competitors. With the growth in the number of new competitions and classes along with a move even playing field for teams there we may see greater movement of technical talent between teams. Are panel will discuss the existing or new approaches are need to address this.

Speakers:

  • Tom Cleeve, Associate, Penningtons Manches Cooper 
  • Mark Buckley, Partner, Fladgate LLP

Commercial and legal issues in motorsport @ 4pm GMT
This panel will explore the different commercial approaches taken across motorsports and the associated legal issues and opportunities this presents. 

Speakers:

  • Alex Kelham, Partner & Head of Sport, Lewis Silkin
  • Neil Magnuson, Media Counsel, NASCAR Media Ventures
  • Katie Hoffman, Associate General Counsel, NASCAR
  • Robert Cain, Partner and Head of Corporate, Blaser Mills Law
  • Jeremy Stone, Senior Legal Counsel, Williams Racing

The host for the conference will be Sean Cottrell who will hosting the conference from Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team factory. 

Professional Development

The conference offers over 4-7 hours of self-accredited CPD. Certificates of attendance will be provide.

Attendees can get a full certificate of attendance even if they have not been able watch live providing they have watch the full recordings of each session. 

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