Thauli Sports Law is a boutique law firm dedicated to sports arbitration and litigation. We pride ourselves on being efficient, practical and effective while delivering value-for-money solutions to our clients.

Our Clients

Sports Federations






Our Services

Sports Arbitrator

Preside over Tribunal hearings and adjudicate cases related to breaches of sports rules and regulations


Advise on sports regulatory investigations, including anti-doping and anti-corruption


Advise on sports-related arbitrations and attend disciplinary proceedings nationally and internationally


Advise on corporate governance issues, draft rules and regulations, and negotiate and draft contracts


Advise on compliance and risk management issues and prepare therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs)

Our Sports Law Expertise

Harveen Thauli was called to the Bar of British Columbia on August 30, 1996. She has extensive experience providing legal counsel and transactional expertise in private practice and regulatory environments, including investigations, professional conduct, administrative law, civil and commercial litigation, corporate and securities law.


Harveen was elected as the first Canadian to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal in Lausanne, Switzerland on November 21, 2017. The FEI is the international governing body of equestrian sports. Tribunal members hear and decide on cases related to breaches of sport rules, statutes and regulations. They have the authority to issue fines, disqualify horses or riders from competitions or events, and suspend horses or riders for any period of time up to and including life suspensions.


Harveen is listed as a lawyer for the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. She has a particular interest in representing sports clients in anti-doping proceedings and helping them to avoid other potential rule violations.

I am dedicated to providing my clients with top quality legal advice and representation. I believe that trust is the foundation of a good client-lawyer relationship. I work hard to earn the trust that my clients place in me by understanding their diverse needs and responding to those needs with careful preparation and attention to detail. I work with my clients to help them find the most efficient and effective solutions to their legal problems whether it is through negotiation, arbitration or litigation. I always ensure my advice is practical, yet innovative and that the work is performed on time and on budget.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal
  • Member of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
  • Member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • Member of Women in Sports Law
  • Member of Horse Council BC and Equestrian Canada