Jim Bunting

Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Jim Bunting is a partner in the litigation group of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. He has extensive experience in sports-related disputes. Jim has acted for athletes, coaches and agents in a variety of different matters, including contractual claims, doping infractions, carding disputes, gender equity complaints, team selection appeals and disciplinary appeals.

Jim has appeared before International Court of Arbitration for Sport, the SDRCC (Canada's National Arbitral body for sports-related disputes) and National and International Sports Federations. Jim has also acted as an athlete agent and, in 2002, he clerked with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

He successfully represented Dutee Chand, an Indian-born sprinter, in a landmark international ruling by the CAS suspending the operation of the International Association Athletic Federation's Hyperandrogenism Regulation, which screens female athletes on the basis of their natural testosterone levels.



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