Motorsport and Automotive


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.

Our deep understanding and passion for motorsport and automotive comes from experience.

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.

We help the motorsport and automotive 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
  • Trade promotions and marketing campaigns

Our motorsport and automotive clients include:


  • 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, Speedway, GT World Challenge and state and club level motorsport
  • Race car manufacturers, suppliers and importers
  • Team sponsors
  • Motorsport Australia (formerly, Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS))


  • Motor dealerships and dealer groups
  • Dealership owners and managers
  • Industry suppliers and service providers
  • Suppliers and service providers
  • Finance professionals and lenders

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