Dentons Canada LLP

Telecommunications & Broadcasting Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Established practice specialising in telecommunications and radio spectrum regulation, including advising on CRTC and ISED proceedings. Regularly engaged on broadcasting issues and large M&A and financing transactions in the communications industry. Also advises leading names on copyright, privacy and contracts matters. It is highly active in the satellite space, and also has experience advising in the cloud-based IP and wireless areas. Its client base includes domestic and international streaming service providers, telecommunications companies and technology companies.

Strengths Market sources commend Dentons' "strong group of attorneys who are very capable of providing relevant, thorough and timely input on regulatory matters."

One interviewee highlighted the team's "much appreciated responsiveness, great communication and knowledge of regulatory frameworks for technology."

Work highlights Assisted Shaw Communications with an CAD800 million two-tranche bond offering of 10-year and 30-year notes.

Notable practitioners

Gregory Kane QC
has a broad-based telecommunications practice, which includes supporting clients on transactional matters, as well as providing advice on many regulatory issues such as CRTC 911 obligations.

Margot Patterson
routinely represents a variety of media and broadcasting companies, including online streaming services, with particular experience advising on regulatory concerns. Clients benefit from her additional knowledge of advertising and IP law.

Monica Song
is appreciated by clients for her ability "to provide guidance in a concise, understandable and timely manner." She has a strong track record assisting telecommunications companies with Canadian entry strategies, as well as advising on licensing and authorisation matters.