Advancements in technology, new and innovative products, mergers and acquisitions, and an evolving regulatory framework all contribute to a dynamic telecommunications industry in Canada, and our lawyers provide the strategic and operational advice telecommunications clients need. They address a broad spectrum of legal questions, including convergence, business structuring, financial and taxation issues as well as intellectual property, competition and regulatory matters involving products, services, alliances and agreements both domestic and international in nature.
A mainstay of our telecom practice involves representing clients before the CRTC and other regulatory bodies in connection with rate applications, broadcast licenses, content-related disputes and anti-trust matters during mergers and acquisitions.
Our history in the telecommunications sector involves some of Canada's largest broadcasters, telephone, cable and wireless companies, and retailers of telecommunications equipment and services. We advise on telecom infrastructure including finance, draft telecommunications supply, service and distribution agreements, provide privacy and security compliance advice to telecom providers and networks, and negotiate strategic alliances in connection with joint-development and service initiatives. In the telecom transaction and restructuring field, we advised Telus Corporation since its inception on matters such as its $9.9-billion merger with BC Telecom, the $810-million sale of its directory business to Verizon Information Services and currently, in connection with its conversion to an income trust.