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

Greencopper Publishing Inc., 2018

Acted for Greencopper Publishing Inc. in its sale of shares to Patron Technology Inc., a portfolio company of Providence Strategic Growth, in order to integrate its event-oriented social media services into Patron Technology's platform.

Xplornet Communications Inc., 2017

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its acquisition of the fixed wireless Internet access business of I-Netlink Incorporated and Manitoba Netset Ltd., operating in the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan as NetSet Communications.