Leslie has recently returned to her communications, competition and administrative law practice at Fasken from an in-house counsel position at a leading global satellite services provider. Leslie provides complex legal and strategic advice to Canadian and foreign wireline, wireless and satellite telecommunications service providers on all aspects of telecommunications and radiocommunications regulation in Canada. She acts for these clients in a broad range of proceedings before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED Canada). Leslie has participated in all manner of policy, licensing and enforcement proceedings before the CRTC including international licensing, wholesale and retail tariffs, forbearance, foreign ownership, consumer safeguards, local access and interconnection, Internet services, numbering, do-not-call, anti-spam (CASL) and voter contact proceedings. Before ISED Canada, Leslie represents wireless and satellite operators on spectrum and radio licensing, spectrum policy proceedings, antenna siting and sharing, equipment certification and other regulatory compliance matters.
On May 20, 2015, Vicwest Inc. (Vicwest), Kingspan Group Limited (Kingspan) and AG Growth International Inc. (AG Growth) completed a plan of arrangement whereby Kingspan (through its subsidiary) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vicwest and AG Growth (through subsidiary) acquired substantially all of the assets of Vicwest’s Westeel division. Pursuant to the terms of the plan of arrangement, each holder of common shares received $12.70 for each common share held. The transaction was valued approximately $360 million.
Nellson Nutraceutical, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., completed its acquisition of Le Groupe Multibar Inc., a Montreal-based manufacturer of nutritional and snack bars, for an undisclosed amount.