333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1998 (ON)
Partner. Practice focuses on regulatory, public, and commercial law, with expertise in communications, competition, copyright, privacy, anti-spam, telemarketing, advertising, consumer protection, and pensions and benefits. 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 in Chambers, Best Lawyers in Canada (2022 and 2014 Toronto Communications Lawyer of the Year), Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides:Women in Business Law 2021 and Telecommunications, The Legal 500 Canada, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, and Who’s Who Legal: Canada (Telecoms & Media 2022 and Data 2021), and by Lexpert. Board of Directors, International Institute of Communications, Canadian Chapter.
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.