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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

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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McCarthy Tétrault‘s team handles a full range of telecoms work, from high-value transactions to bespoke regulatory matters and complex litigation. The disputes group in particular is routinely involved in market-leading cases, a recent example of which was its representation of Bell Canada and the NFL in a closely-watched case at the Supreme Court of Canada. Toronto-based practice head Grant Buchanan has extensive experience in broadcast and telecom regulation and financing. Counsel Keith Rose, who has a background as software engineer, specializes in technology and communications law. Satellite carriers, mobile and fixed wireless networks, cable operators, and other service providers are also among the core client base. Peter Grant retired in April 2020.