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Year called to bar: 1998 (ON)
Partner in the Communications Law Group and Competition, Antitrusts and Foreign Investment Groups. Practice focuses on regulatory, public, and commercial law with expertise in communications, competition, copyright, privacy, anti-spam, advertising, and consumer protection. Counsel on major applications and policy submissions to the CRTC, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, and Copyright Board and investigations by the Competition Bureau. Provides advice on a broad range of issues to clients, including those in the communications and digital media industries, with respect to regulation of broadcasting and digital media; public policy-making; copyright infringement; foreign ownership restrictions on cross-border media investments; CRTC applications; distribution agreements; affiliation agreements; program supply and program production agreements; merger reviews; misleading advertising and claims substantiation; packaging and labelling; promotional contests; and e-commerce. Recognized as a leading communications lawyer by Chambers, Lexpert®, The Best Lawyers in Canada (2014 Toronto Communications Lawyer of the Year), Euromoney, and Who’s Who Legal: Canada. Board of Directors, International Institute of Communications, Canadian Chapter. Called to Ontario Bar in 1998.
Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) acquired all of the outstanding shares of Toronto-based DH Corp. (TSX: DH) (“D+H”), a leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions globally, by way of a plan of arrangement for $25.50 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $4.8 billion, including the assumption of D+H’s debt.
On April 1, 2016, Corus Entertainment Inc. acquired the business of Shaw Media Inc. from Shaw Communications Inc. This acquisition more than doubled Corus’ size, creating a combined portfolio of brands that encompass 45 specialty television services, including leading women and lifestyle, kids, family and general entertainment brands; 15 conventional television channels; 39 radio stations; a global content business; book publishing; and a growing portfolio of digital assets.