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FASKEN

SUITE 1300, 55 METCALFE STREET, OTTAWA, ON K1P 6L5, CANADA
Tel:
Work +1 613 236 3882
Fax:
Fax +1 613 230 6423
Email:
Web:
www.fasken.com
FASKEN, Laurence Dunbar, Ottawa, CANADA

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Laurence Dunbar

Tel:
Work +1 613 236 3882
Email:
FASKEN

Work Department

Communications

Position

Partner, Communications Broadcasting Internet Spectrum and Wireless Services Telecommunications

Career

Chair of the firm’s Communications Industry Group. Focuses on telecommunications, broadcasting regulation and related M&A issues. Advises Canadian and foreign carriers, public utilities, telecommunications service providers and investors in the telecommunications and broadcasting markets. Thirty years of experience with interconnection, licensing and tariff issues. Advises on trans-border telecommunications issues and on application of foreign ownership restrictions to investments in Canadian carriers and broadcasting undertakings. Advises on radio spectrum issues related to mobile wireless (cellular), fixed radio and satellite services. Also advises on internet-related issues, including VoIP, ISP liability, e-commerce and IP-TV. Coordinates international regulatory due diligence for manufacturers of telecommunications equipment and global service providers. Counsels regulators and domestic and foreign governments on legislative and policy issues related to privatization, competition and regulatory reform in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors. Recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 as a “Lawyer of the Year”, and in several Lexpert® publications. Canadian Rhodes Scholar; LLB, Dalhousie; BCL, Oxford.

Languages

English

Member

Member, Law Society of Upper Canada Member, Canadian Bar Association Member, Ontario Bar Association Member, International Bar Association Member, Pacific Telecommunications Council Member, Rideau Club (Ottawa) Member, Royal Ottawa Golf Club

Education

BCL, 1978 Oxford University LLB, 1976 Dalhousie University


Canada

Telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Laurence Dunbar - FASKEN

Within: Telecoms

Deservedly top tier’, FASKEN’s communications group is an ‘undisputed leader in the regulatory telecoms space’ and has broad expertise relating to telecoms and broadcasting law. The ‘absolutely terrific’ practice also shines in corporate and commercial matters and draws on the firm's wider resources to provide supplementary strength in competition, finance, tax and IP, among other areas. Laurence Dunbar, based in Ottawa, is a globally renowned telecoms expert and recently advised the Jamaican telecoms regulator (the Office of Utility Regulation) on two major regulatory projects. He also advised Rogers Communications Canada on a CRTC public proceeding concerning the implementation of a new broadband internet subsidy scheme. Ottawa-based counsel Stephen Whitehead has ‘very deep knowledge of the telecoms industry’ and provides ongoing advice to Distributel on its corporate and M&A matters. Scott Prescott is also a key name in Ottawa and advised Rogers on its applications to renew its cable broadcasting licences in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Ottawa-based TMT co-head Gerald Kerr-Wilson and Montreal-based litigator Christian Leblanc are also recommended.

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