Laurence is a partner in the Ottawa office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and Chair of the firm’s international communications industry group. He advises a wide range of clients in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors. A large part of his practice is focused on the wireless market both domestically in Canada and internationally. He also advises Internet service providers on a wide range of issues, including international regulatory compliance. He has thirty years of experience in the cellular market and almost as long advising on satellite and other radio communications issues. He has been involved in commenting on policy and licensing frameworks for many of the spectrum bands in use in Canada.
Laurence has also advised in connection with interference issues both domestically and trans-border between Canada and the United States and is familiar with a number of dispute settlement procedures used to resolve interference issues. He has also advised on the implementation of regulatory frameworks that satisfy WTO requirements for regulatory agencies. This includes conducting lectures for regulators from a number of developing countries with respect to compliance with the WTO Reference Paper on Regulatory Principles. He has also advised with respect to ITU Radio Regulations and Frequency Allocation Table.
Laurence holds a BCL from Oxford University and an LLB from Dalhousie University. He has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1980.