Communications & Media

Industry leaders and new market entrants grappling with disruption and convergence want advisers who can move with them – at their speed – on their highest-value opportunities and challenges.

Startups and industry giants – and their strategic financial partners – rely on our cross-disciplinary team for their most critical transactions and disputes. Immersed in the sector’s dynamics, we guide you through the complex interplay between regulation, business innovation and cultural policies.

Canadian wireless and satellite operators, broadcasters, cable TV companies, publishers and digital media providers count on us to help navigate and successfully resolve difficult issues. They know we can leverage long-standing relationships in dealing with the Competition Bureau and other regulators.

We work on precedent-setting cases, from the first approval under the Investment Canada Act of a non-Canadian acquiring control of a national wireless service provider to representing clients before the Supreme Court of Canada on issues such as freedom of the press and the jurisdiction of the CRTC.

Whatever your business concern – a merger or acquisition, capital raising, regulatory clearance or litigation – we assemble the right team of experts to achieve the right result.

Representative Work

Xplornet Communications Inc., 2020

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc., a portfolio company of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and Canada's leading rural broadband provider, in its acquisition of Corridor Communications Inc., which operates CCI Wireless., a provider of broadband solutions to rural homes in Alberta, along with enterprise clients across western Canada.

Atlas Holdings LLC, 2020

Acting as Canadian counsel to Atlas Holdings LLC in its acquisition of LSC Communications, Inc., a global leader in print and digital media solutions.