DLA Piper's Women in Sport: In conversation with Lioness Millie Bright
1 December 2022 6:00-9:00pm GMT
Fresh from her EURO 2022 win, professional footballer and England Lioness Millie Bright will join us on Thursday 1 December at 6pm for an evening of conversation about her career, her life in sport and the shape of the women's sports industry.
With a record-breaking 365 million people tuning in to watch Millie and the England squad's 2-1 win over Germany in front of a sold-out crowd at Wembley this summer, there has never been a better time to grow the women's game. Whilst the Lionesses' impressive win has been credited with a surge in the number of girls in the UK aspiring to reach elite sport levels, challenges still remain.
The EURO 2022 tournament also saw a 289 per cent rise in the value of the tournament's television rights compared to the last EUROs in 2017, highlighting the vast opportunities for businesses in the women's sports market.
Join us for our first in-person, DLA Piper Women in Sport event, to discuss these opportunities and what they mean for women in sport. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with Millie, followed by a networking drinks reception.
Please let us know if you would like to attend by clicking on the Register button, and please contact us with any dietary requirements that we should be aware of.
We hope you can join us!
Millie Bright is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Chelsea FC and the England national team. She is an FA Cup and EUROs 2022 winner, where she was in the starting line-up for all 11 games. Since signing her first semi-professional contract at the age of 15, and being selected for England at 18, Millie has been named one of the best defenders in the world, and nominated for the highest accolade in football, the Ballon D'or. Hosts
Claire Sng Partner DLA Piper
Claire Sng practices in the area of intellectual property law and is involved in a wide variety of both contentious IP and transactional matters, as well as advisory and clearance work in relation to advertising and promotions, in each case with a particular focus on the Media, Sport and Entertainment sector.
Christina Sharma Partner DLA Piper
Christina Sharma has been advising on complex cross border commercial litigation and dispute resolution for nearly 20 years. She has advised on a vast range of disputes ranging from shareholder and partnership disputes, to professional negligence, IT outsourcing disputes, breach of contract and civil fraud. Christina has acted for and against a number of football clubs and has a particular focus on sports and technology disputes.