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Emir Crowne

Barrister, Mediator, Arbitrator, Trade-mark Agent & Sports Lawyer (Athlete-Side), Crowne Sports Law

Emir Crowne

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Dr. Crowne is a Tenant at New City Chambers in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and the Founder of Crowne Sports Law, an international sports litigation practice based in Toronto, Canada.

He has appeared before sports tribunals based in Switzerland, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Malta and at the Rio 2016 Olympics in over forty (40) matters to date including multiple appearances before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Other than his practice in Sports Law, he is a Barrister, Attorney-at-Law and Intellectual Property Agent with a wide-ranging and extensive practice in the following areas: Administrative Law, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Law, Contracts (Drafting & Negotiation), Corporate/Commercial Law, Human Rights, Immigration, Intellectual Property, International Trust Law, Labour Law (Union Side), Professional Discipline, Sports & Entertainment Law, Telecommunications Law and Technology Law.

Dr. Crowne is also appointed to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s List of Neutrals and Sport Resolutions’ (UK) International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Professional Qualifications

  • BA - University of Western Ontario
  • LLB - University of London
  • LLM - University of Strathclyde
  • LLM - Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • PhD - Anglia Ruskin University
  • Sport Industry Essentials Certificate - Columbia University, SPS, New York, NY. USA.
  • Legal Education Certificate - Hugh Wooding Law School
  • Negotiation and Leadership Certificate - Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation

Notable Cases

James Armstrong v. World Curling Federation, CAS 2012/A/2756 (successful reduction in doping ban)

Dominique Blake v. Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, CAS 2013/A/3361 (successful reduction in doping ban)

Remi Beaulieu v. Speed Skating Canada, SDRCC 13-0199 (arbitrator upholds claim of conflict of interest and finds exceptional circumstances that warrant placing client on Men’s Senior Team)

William Dutton v. Speed Skating Canada, SDRCC 18-0344 (rare re-consideration of Olympic selections ordered)

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