Professor Richard McLaren OC

  • Professor Richard McLaren

    Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
    Western University Canada, Canada; Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Canada


Richard McLaren is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Western University, Canada. He has published in a wide range of areas, including dispute resolution and bankruptcy. He has extensive practical experience as a commercial lawyer and a labour and commercial arbitrator and mediator.

He is involved in the adjudication of sports-related disputes at both the amateur and professional level. As a member and Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), he has arbitrated key sport cases throughout the world. As an Ad Hoc Panel Member of CAS, he has participated in five Olympic Games during which he resolved disputes pertaining to anti-doping, athlete eligibility and intellectual property rights. He is a Member of the Anti-Doping Panel for the International Cricket Council and is currently the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal. He researches, writes and speaks on anti-doping cases, legislation and enforcement.