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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Telecoms Media & Broadcasting


Practice focuses on broadcast and telecom regulation and Copyright Board work. Broad understanding of the communications industry, related corporate documentation and the framework for broadcast and telecom regulation and financing.


Ontario Bar, 1980. Six years with The Bank of Nova Scotia in Toronto followed by two years practising communications law with Johnston & Buchan LLP in Ottawa. Ten years in-house with Allarcom Limited and WIC Western Communications Ltd. in Edmonton and Ottawa and two years with CanWest Global in Ottawa before joining McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto in 2000.


President, Canadian Broadcasters Rights Agency (1990-2020)

President, International Institute of Communications, Canadian Chapter

National Coordinator, McCarthy Tétrault LLP/Martin Family Initiative Indigenous Legal Mentoring Program

Distinguished Lawyer-In-Residence in the Faculty of Communication & Design and the Faculty of Law at Ryerson University


Fluent in English and French with a working knowledge of Spanish.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Telecoms

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The team at McCarthy Tétrault advises a broad range of clients including satellite carriers, mobile and fixed wireless networks, e-commerce services, cable operators and telecommunications companies. In addition to advising on the application, regulation and commercialization of emerging technologies, the team is acclaimed for its advice on contentious broadcasting and telecommunications cases. Grant Buchanan heads the Toronto-based practice and focuses particularly on financing, Copyright Board work and regulation. Keith Rose is noted for his assistance to clients on innovative technologies such as 5G, consumer and medical devices and connected vehicle spaces.