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Mr Jim Russell
Banking and Finance; Corporate; Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions; Joint Ventures; Private Equity; Media, Entertainment and Sports
Jim Russell is a partner in our Business Law, Entertainment Law and Financial Services Law groups. He joined Dentons’ Toronto office in 2014 from another Canadian law firm.
Jim focuses his practice on the motion picture, television and entertainment industries. His expertise encompasses production and project financing, corporate and syndicated financing, international and inter-provincial co-productions and co-ventures, and copyright. He has extensive experience in safeguarding intellectual property and negotiating documentation related to the structuring of production companies and entertainment ventures, as well as in the financing, production and exploitation of film, television and transmedia works.
Jim is a regular speaker on entertainment industry topics. He has made presentations on international treaty co-productions for a variety of audiences. He was also a speaker at the Entertainment, Advertising and Media Law Symposium held by the Law Society of Upper Canada in April 2011.
University of Toronto, 1992, LL.B.
University of Western Ontario, 1989, B.A.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Dentons‘ media and entertainment group is highly regarded for its work in the film and television industries, where it acts for major Hollywood studios, digital media platforms, independent producers, and a host of other media companies. In addition to providing full-service tax, litigation, commercial and IP, and labour advice, the practice notably handles the financing of large-budget domestic and foreign films, television programmes and new media productions, acting for both borrowers and lenders. Ken Dhaliwal and Jim Russell jointly lead the team from Toronto; Juliet Smith in Vancouver is a standout figure in the media and entertainment market in British Columbia; and Jayme Alter is a rising star associate, also in the Toronto office.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Transport > Aviation
- Dispute resolution
- Indigenous law
- Business immigration
- Capital markets
- Corporate and M&A
- International trade
- Labour and employment
- Energy and natural resources > Mining
- Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Transport > Other transport
- Energy and natural resources > Power
- Public procurement
- Real estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Banking and finance
- Competition and antitrust
- Infrastructure projects