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Ken Dhaliwal

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Work (416) 863 4651
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Work Department

Banking and Finance; Intellectual Property and Technology; Securities and Corporate Finance; Media, Entertainment and Sports

Position

Partner

Career

Ken Dhaliwal is a Partner in Dentons’ Toronto office; he joined the firm in 2014 from another Canadian law firm. He focuses on the areas of media, entertainment and intellectual property law. Ken primarily practises in the film, television, book publishing and live theatre industries. His national and international clients are involved in a wide range of activities from financing to production and distribution. He acts for banks, film and television producers, distributors, broadcasters as well as creators and artists.

In assisting his clients achieve their transactional goals, Ken brings his extensive industry experience, balanced approach and goal-oriented focus. He frequently advises them on the areas of Canadian tax incentives, which he combines with international incentives, treaty co-productions and co-ventures, and structuring productions to maximize the benefits of these programmes. His experience also extends to working directly and extensively with Canadian guilds and governmental and private agencies on behalf of his Canadian and foreign clients.

Ken has represented producers on large budget productions such as, Resident Evil: Retribution, Silent Hill: Revelation, Whistleblower and the Twilight Saga, as well as the television series Lost Girl and XIII. Ken has represented several domestic and foreign lenders in connection with large budget productions such as Cosmopolis and Splice.

Read Ken’s full biography here.

Languages

English

Member

Education

University of Western Ontario, 1991, LL.B.
York University, 1988, B.A.


Canada

Media and entertainment

Within: Leading individuals

Ken Dhaliwal - Dentons

Within: Media and entertainment

The ‘responsive and deeply knowledgeable’ group at Dentons provides ‘excellent value for money’. The group has strong expertise across a broad range of media, entertainment and broadcasting matters, but is best known for being ‘extremely strong in film finance’. In Toronto, Jim Russell is a ‘leader in the entertainment law area’ and recently advised music publishing company ole on a $500m credit facility with 12 US and Canadian banks. The group also counts Lions Gate Entertainment, Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation and QVC among its clients. Vancouver-based Gordon W Esau , who represents several major Hollywood studios, US television networks and US-based independent production companies, and Toronto-based entertainment specialist Ken Dhaliwal are also acknowledged experts.

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