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Investing in Sports

DLA Piper brought together industry professionals from around the globe to discuss the commercialization of sports and media, financial investment in the industry and other related matters. The detailed agenda may be found below.

 

There was networking with a diverse group of prominent sports and media attendees, both US based and international, throughout the morning.

 

Following a networking lunch there were opportunities to watch the athletes during their training sessions and qualifying matches of the 2024 French Open, inside Roland-Garros Stadium in Paris.

 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Roland-Garros Stadium
2 Avenue Gordon-Bennett
75016 Paris, France

For more information, please contact Anne Nikolaus with questions.

Agenda

Thursday, May 23, 2024

 

 10:30 am Arrival and welcome reception
 10:55 am Opening remarks

    Stéphane Morel, Deputy CEO, Fédération Française de Tennis
    Frank Valentin, Global Co-chair of Media, Sport & Entertainment, DLA Piper
 11:00 am Fireside Chat

    Greg Carey, Managing Director, Chairman of Public Finance and Global Co-Head of Sports Franchise, Goldman Sachs
    Paul Gray, Partner, DLA Piper
 11:20 am

Panel: Investing in Sport

Moderators

    Anne-Laure Bonnet, Sports Presenter and Journalist

Panelists

    Lyle Ayes, Founder & CEO, Verance Capital
    Elis Jones, MD and Head of Sports Advisory and European Gaming Sector Coverage, Goldman Sachs
    Harry Moyal, Deputy General Manager, Olympique Lyonnais
    Richard Rubano, Partner, DLA Piper
 12:05 pm Break
 12:15 pm Fireside Chat 

    Jozy Altidore, Footballer and Investor in Sport  
    Alex Steinberg, Partner, DLA Piper 
 12:35 pm

Panel: Commercialization of Sport and Media

Moderators

    Anne-Laure Bonnet, Sports Presenter and Journalist
    Nick Fitzpatrick, Partner, DLA Piper

Panelists

    Ghassan Attié, Strategy & Investments, beIN Media Group
    Chris Gerstle, Director, Strategy & Development, European Leagues
    David Lampitt, CEO, Tennis Data Innovations
    Pierre Pasqual, Partner, Centerview Partners
    Erlinda Tabla, GVP Warner Bros Discovery – Head of Legal, WBD Sports Europe
 1:20 pm

Fireside chat

    Anne-Laure Bonnet, Sports Presenter and Journalist
    Sarah Jallot, Investor & Head of People Performance, Teampact Ventures
 1:35 pm

Closing comments

    Peter White, Global Co-Chair of Media, Sport & Entertainment, DLA Piper
 1:40 pm Lunch
 2:30 pm Free time to watch tennis training
Roland Garros stadium

Roland-Garros Stadium

2 Avenue Gordon-Bennett, 75016 Paris, France

This renowned tennis complex is located in Paris, France and is famous for hosting the French Open. Stade Roland Garros is one of the four prestigious Grand Slam tennis championships played annually between late May and early June. The complex was named after Roland Garros, a pioneering French aviator, and was constructed in 1928 to host France’s first defense of the Davis Cup.

It features several tennis courts, including three large-capacity stadiums, and is a significant part of France’s sporting heritage.

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Speakers

Jozy Altidore

Footballer and Investor in Sport

Ghassan Attié
beIN Media Group
Strategy & Investments

Lyle Ayes
Founder and CEO
Verance Capital

Anne-Laure Bonnet
Sports Presenter and Journalist

Greg Carey
Managing Director, Chairman of
Public Finance and Global Co-Head
of Sports Franchise
Goldman Sachs

Chris Gerstle
Director - Strategy & Development
European Leagues

Sarah Jallot
Partner and Investor
Teampact

Elis Jones
MD and Head of Sports Advisory and
European Gaming Sector Coverage
Goldman Sachs
David Lampitt 
CEO
Tennis Data Innovations
Stephane Morel
Deputy CEO
Fédération française de tennis
Harry Moyal
Deputy General Manager
Olympique Lyonnais
Pierre Pasqual
Partner
Centerview Partners
Erlinda Tabla
GVP Warner Bros Discovery – Head of Legal
WBD Sports Europe

DLA Piper speakers

Global leadership