Carlos Lopez

Sports Counsel


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Tel:
+1 365 737 1986

Email:
clopez@tyrllp.com

Bar Admissions:
Ontario, 2022

Expertise:

  • Arbitration (International & Domestic)

Carlos focuses on the domestic and international sports law market working with athletes, clubs and sporting organizations while drawing on the firm’s experienced trial lawyers to achieve optimal outcomes.

Carlos is an Argentinian born Canadian lawyer with native fluency in English and Spanish. Carlos gained significant experience with sports related disputes through his Master’s studies in International Sports Law at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia in Madrid, Spain.

As Sports Counsel at Tyr LLP, Carlos draws on his wide breadth of sports knowledge to provide analysis, strategy and support to the firm’s clients while working closely with the firm’s experienced trial team. The result is a wide range of creative, effective and innovative solutions resolving even the most complex sporting disputes.

While at law school, Carlos developed a keen interest in criminal justice. His previous experience and training in criminal defense work established him into a zealous and passionate advocate who exhausts all available avenues in the pursuit of his client’s interests.

Outside of the office, Carlos actively participates in his favourite hobbies, playing football, boxing and spending time outdoors.

Carlos' representative work includes:

  • Represented a soccer athlete charged with an anti-doping rule violation following an in-competition adverse analytical finding for the use of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), a non-specified stimulant prohibited only in-competition. The case, heard by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, considered the scope and application of the retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption (“TUE”) provisions.
  • Represented soccer coaches in disciplinary proceedings relating to the fielding of an ineligible player.
  • Assisted in the successful representation of an international Tennis player accused of anti-doping rule violations.
  • Assisted a complainant in an accusation leading to a disciplinary matter relating to allegations of abuse by a coach.
  • Assisted in a class action brought on behalf of all individuals who trained with Canada Artistic Swimming (“CAS”) from January 1, 2010 to present. The proceeding alleges that the types of harm suffered include: psychological abuse, neglect and harassment.
  • Assisted a Canadian Olympian alleged to have committed an anti-doping rule violation after an adverse analytical finding for an anabolic agent.

TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS

Osgoode Hall Law School, Teaching Assistant, International Dispute Resolution - Sports Disputes & Arbitration

EDUCATION

  • Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (Spain), LL.M. in International Sports Law, 2022
  • University of York (U.K.), LL.B. with Honours, 2018
  • University of Toronto, B.A. in Political Sciences with Distinction, 2014