About Us

Set up in the summer of 2014 by Oliver Weingarten, a qualified Solicitor, formerly of the Premier League (2004-11)
and the Formula One Teams’ Association – FOTA (2011-2014), OWA has:

  • delivered sporting and business intelligence to a number of private equity and blue chip companies;
  • conducted sponsorship and investment searches for a variety of sports organisations;
  • worked with a multi-channel network provider (particularly in the acquisition/provision of content);
  • been contracted on behalf of a digital start-up to advise them on launching their product, and to conclude deals with sports bodies, broadcasters and data companies;
  • advised interested parties looking at entering Formula One;
  • provided bespoke consultancy to an International Federation;
  • engaged in discussions with technology providers about in-stadia solutions;
  • presented on monetising the customer experience from a digital strategy perspective;
  • organised a Formula One Fans’ Forum for over 400 attendees in Austin, Texas (which was broadcast live);
  • organised a PDC (Darts) Fans’ Forum in Glasgow for 200 people (which was broadcast live);
  • delivered general commercial advice to rights owners, including in respect of betting regulations and integrity procedures;
  • managed an endurance athlete and an author, advising each of them on their intellectual property rights resulting in a sponsorship deal for the athlete, and additional revenue streams to exploit for the author; and
  • worked with a technology start-up on VR, data acquisition, broadcast tools and eSports programmes.

In October 2014, Oliver was appointed as General Secretary of the inaugural Formula E Teams’ Association, tasked with setting up the Association, and working on a mandate for the ten founding Teams, to work collaboratively and with Formula E, in ensuring the Championship is attractive and sustainable going forward.

The team:

Sam Foster
Sam Foster
Account Executive