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 professional conduct, administrative law, civil and commercial litigation, corporate and securities law.


Harveen started Thauli Sports Law as a boutique law firm to provide legal advice on sports related matters, including advising on regulatory investigations, disciplinary proceedings, governance issues, and compliance and risk management.


Harveen is also a Chartered Arbitrator who has had conduct of a variety of subject matters, many of which have been complex, contentious or both. She has adjudicated cases, internationally and nationally.


Harveen has been a long-serving member of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal. The FEI is the international governing body for equestrian sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. The FEI Tribunal members adjudicate cases related to breaches of the FEI rules and regulations and have the authority to issue fines, disqualify horses or equestrians from competitions or events, and suspend equestrians for any period of time up to and including life suspensions. The FEI’s General Assembly consists of 136 National Member Federations and governs the overall direction, development and management of the FEI’s six equestrian disciplines worldwide. Harveen was elected to the FEI Tribunal by the FEI’s General Assembly for a third term ending in November 2027. She is the first Canadian member of the FEI Tribunal. She was specifically selected as one of three ad hoc Arbitrators of the FEI Tribunal for Tokyo 2020, the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.


Harveen is an appointed member to the International Tribunal of Sport Resolutions, a UK-based independent dispute resolution service for sport operating globally. Harveen was specifically selected as an ad hoc Arbitrator of the Federation Court for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Burmingham, England.


Harveen is an appointed member to the Disciplinary and Appeals Tribunal of World Athletics, the international governing body for the sport of athletics, including track and field, cross country running, road running, race walking, mountain running and ultra running. World Athletics is located in Monte Carlo, Monaco. She is also a roster arbitrator for the Ordinary and Doping Tribunals of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), which offers dispute resolution solutions for participants in the Canadian sport system. The SDRCC is based in Montreal, Canada.

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