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. She was initially elected by the General Assembly of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to the FEI Tribunal on November 21, 2017 for a two year term and then re-elected on November 19, 2019 for a four year term. The FEI is the international governing body of equestrian sports in Lausanne, Switzerland and FEI Tribunal members hear and decide on cases related to breaches of sport rules, statutes and regulations. Harveen is the first Canadian to sit on the FEI Tribunal.


Harveen was appointed to the International Tribunal of UK Sport Resolutions, a UK-based independent dispute resolution service for sport operating globally, for the term of April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023. Harveen was also selected as a Roster Arbitrator for the Ordinary and Doping Tribunals of the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC). The SDRCC is an independent, not-for-profit, organization that ensures access to alternative dispute resolution solutions for all participants in the Canadian sport system at the national level.

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