Motorsport

Whether your passion is for motor racing, collecting historics, managing teams, retailing at the big end of town or dealing in spare parts, you want to be backed by advisors that get your game.

Commercially savvy lawyers who can protect you, understand your complex needs and fight for you when you need them to, are hard to find. Having someone who can do all this, whilst having an innate understanding of your passion for motorsport, is unheard of.

It’s all about being a different kind of lawyer.

We understand that the motorsport sector requires specific legal advice.

Kalus Kenny Intelex has unparalleled experience in the automotive industry and motor sport.

We do not promote ourselves as “sports lawyers” but rather lawyers who have a deep understanding and passion for motor sport.

Sven Burchartz heads up this area of the practice having a unique personal understanding of motorsport and the automotive industry at all levels. In addition to being part owner in racing teams, vehicle manufacture and restoration businesses, he has competed at various levels including club, Australian GT Championships 2005 – 2008 and Porsche challenge. He is also a past Director of the Australian Motor Sport Foundation.

When experience makes the difference.

We help the motorsport sector by offering the following industry specific services:

  • Drafting and negotiating:
    • Driver Agreements and variations
    • Test Day Agreements
    • Disclaimers
    • Racing Entitlements Contracts (REC) Operating and Lease Agreements
    • Sponsorship Agreements
    • Brand Ambassador Agreements
    • Competition Management Agreements
  • Driver and race team commercial representation and management
  • Racing Entitlements Contracts (REC) sales, purchases and assignments
  • Vehicle and asset purchasing, leasing and rental agreements
  • Disputes
  • Employment Agreements
  • Contractor Agreements
  • Sporting, technical and compliance advice and representation
  • Providing advice on tax effective structuring
  • Establishing and registering tax effective structures
  • Providing advice on investment groups
  • Providing advice on advertising
  • Providing advice on copyright and assignments and licences of intellectual property rights
  • Providing advice on brand reputation and intellectual property protections including trade mark registration

What our motorsport clients had to say:

“Having team members and staff who understood our unique business and its history was instrumental in achieving the best long term outcome for us. KKI arrived at an extremely messy, extremely complex range of issues which were all dealt with pragmatically and with a firm enough hand for the other parties to know we were not fooling around.”

“Great communication which is crucial and an understanding of the business requirements and the overall outcome.”

“Understood the complexity of the matter and how to navigate towards a successful outcome without dragging it out.”

Our motorsport sector projects

Motor Sport

  • Local and International Teams and Drivers in Supercars, Development Series, Indycar, Formula 3, Porsche Carrera Cup, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Formula Ford, Touring Car Masters, Historics, Australian GT Championship and Speedway
  • Race car manufacturers, suppliers and importers
  • Team sponsors
  • Confederation of Australian Motor Sports (CAMS)

Automotive

  • Motor Dealerships and Dealer Groups
  • Industry Suppliers and Service providers
  • Dealership Owners and Managers
  • Suppliers and service providers
  • Finance professionals and lenders

Our Motorsport Sector Leaders

Sven Burchartz

Managing Partner

+61 3 8825 4800
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Natalie Lasek

Senior Associate

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Motorsport Knowledge Base

Protecting your brand – tips for Sponsorship Agreements

What happens when your brand ambassador goes rogue? Sponsorship arrangements can increase brand awareness and deliver a great return on investment for corporate sponsors. However, unsavoury behaviour by a brand ambassador can quickly tarnish the reputations of the...

The silly season, musical chairs and the domino effect

KKI has extensive experience advising clients within the motorsport industry, and we’re no strangers to the burst of activity which happens at this time of year. We act for manufacturers, suppliers, managers, sponsors and race track owners, as well as for a number of...