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McCarthy Tétrault
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Box 48, 66 Wellington Street West
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Tel: 416-601-8372
Fax: 416-868-0673


Grant Buchanan is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto.

He is an experienced communications lawyer who has focused his practice on broadcast and telecom regulation and Copyright Board work. Mr. Buchanan has a broad understanding of the communications industry, related agreements and the framework for broadcast and telecom regulation and financing.

He was with WIC Western International Communications Ltd. for 12 years, primarily as Vice-President, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Buchanan is well-known and highly respected in the communications industry. Prior to his work at WIC, he was with The Bank of Nova Scotia for seven years.

Telecoms Law Practice:

As a telecommunications carrier, content provider, broadcaster, investor or regulator, you need expert industry-specific legal advice to operate effectively in the global communications industry.

Our telecommunications clients have included telecommunications companies, satellite carriers, mobile and fixed wireless networks, cable operators, and other service providers, Internet and e-commerce services, private equity investors and financial institutions, regulators and governments in Canada and internationally.

Canadian Practice — We advise telecom carriers, new entrants and other Canadian and foreign telecom industry players on legal, policy and regulatory issues. We counsel on telecom-related business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, finance and a wide range of commercial agreements. We also advise investors and financial institutions supporting these operations.

The Canadian government appointed Toronto partner Hank Intven to the three-member Canadian Telecom Policy Review Panel. The Panel’s March 2006 report recommended a comprehensive overhaul of Canada’s telecom policy and regulation.

International Experience — We have worked on telecom matters in more than 35 countries. We have advised investors, governments, regulators and other industry players on developing regulatory frameworks (legislation, policies and regulation), licensing matters, privatization of state-owned telecommunications companies and competition issues, among others. We have advised international operators and investors on expanding into new markets.

Our broadcasting clients have included conventional television networks, pay and specialty television services, radio, satellite radio, direct-to-home satellite, cable and other broadcasters (both exempt and licensed). We have also advised cultural industries that produce a wide range of content, including audio and audio-visual producers and clients in the film, book and magazine publishing sectors.

McCarthy Tétrault:

Through our relentless focus on client success, our team delivers integrated legal solutions to complex business issues. We do this by actively listening to our clients and understanding their needs, their business and their industry.

McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that delivers integrated business law, litigation services, tax law, real property law, labour and employment law nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Québec City, as well as London, UK.

We have a history of taking bold steps — from building Canada’s first national law firm model to incorporating an integrated structure — to better serve our clients. Our approach creates a single, client-focused team that takes advantage of our size and scale, and frees our lawyers to do what they do best: delivering customized legal services that help you achieve your goals.

We promise our clients and our people better results and a better experience. We are delighted to have been selected as one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2015, and for the third consecutive year as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2015, in recognition of our deep commitment to excellence in all aspects of our business.

Passion. Excellence. These traits drive all McCarthy Tétrault lawyers to deliver outstanding client service. Experience the McCarthy Tétrault difference and sense first-hand how integrated competencies, depth of knowledge, expertise and experience can be your competitive advantage.

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