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The highly-regulated arena of professional and high performance sports and international sporting events is multifaceted and multi-jurisdictional. Our team is well-equipped to provide strategic advice to achieve your desired outcome. Our experience includes providing counsel on matters involving professional, national and international sports organizations, such as the NHL, the NBA, the CFL and the MLS as well as many high-profile sport and multi-sport events. Our roster of clients includes owners of professional sports teams, sports organizations, executives, professional and amateur athletes and coaches, directors, multi-sport event organizers, funding partners and broadcasters.


In the realms of traditional and new media, regulations are constantly evolving and opportunities are on the rise. Members of our team are in touch with industry developments and are sought-after for their expertise in the areas of multimedia, broadcasting, advertising and entertainment. We represent clients within film, television, exhibition, publishing, music, theatre, advertising and marketing, mobile distribution and related technologies and distribution channels. Our experience includes representing clients before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the Canadian Copyright Board, the Competition Bureau and Industry Canada.

Technology & Communications

The field of technology and communications law in Canada is in a state of rapid development. Since 2002, four government-sponsored telecommunication consultancies have called for the relaxation of Canada’s foreign investment restrictions in telecommunications enterprises. In addition, since May 2010, the Canadian government has introduced several important bills respecting our digital economy.

The Aird & Berlis LLP Technology and Communications Group is experienced in advising domestic and international investors, suppliers and operators within the technology and communications industries to ensure that they are up-to-date on evolving Canadian legal issues. Our multidisciplinary group comprises members from the firm’s Communications, Intellectual Property, Privacy and Technology Teams.