181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1989 (ON)
Partner and member of the Aird & Berlis Corporate/Commercial, Telecommunications, Sports & Media, and Technology Groups. Trained as a regulatory economist and as a lawyer. Advises on merger clearance under the Competition Act and foreign investment in Canada under the Investment Canada Act. Guides clients in implementing new business models in the internet environment of evolving digital distribution networks and platforms. Has advised clients on the CRTC’s regulatory framework for wholesale access to telecommunications facilities, including wireline facilities and mobile wireless services. Represents clients before Industry Canada on spectrum policy matters and licence transfers. Represents media and content companies on matters, including rights clearances and copyright law, Canadian content rules and regulations, the Canadian tax credit regime, and intellectual property issues governing producers and content creators. Experience before administrative tribunals and agencies, including the CRTC, the Canadian Copyright Board, the Competition Bureau, and Industry Canada. Acted as regulatory/legal counsel in a number of high-profile Canadian media/telecom transactions. Recognized by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Expert Guides, and Lexpert®.