Partner and member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial, Telecommunications, Sports & Media and Technology Groups. Stephen guides clients in implementing new business models in the internet environment of rapidly evolving digital distribution networks and platforms. He has advised telecommunications clients on the CRTC’s regulatory framework for wholesale access to telecommunications facilities, including wireline facilities and mobile wireless services. Stephen represents clients before Industry Canada on spectrum policy matters and licence transfers. He also represents media and content companies on matters, including rights clearances and copyright law, Canadian content rules and regulations, the Canadian tax credit regime and on intellectual property issues governing producers and content creators. Stephen has experience before many administrative tribunals and agencies, including the CRTC, the Canadian Copyright Board, the Competition Bureau and Industry Canada. He advises clients on merger clearance under the Competition Act as well as foreign investment in Canada under the Investment Canada Act. Stephen is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Expert Guides and Lexpert®.