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Hank Intven

Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Canada; Chair, Canadian Chapter, International Institute of Communications

Hank Intven

Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Canada; Chair, Canadian Chapter, International Institute of Communications

Hank Intven is counsel to McCarthy Tétrault, practising in the areas of telecommunications, broadcasting and internet law. For more than 30 years, Mr. Intven has been recognized as a leading advisor to business, governments and regulators, advising a wide range of communications companies, investors, financial institutions, regulators, governments and other clients on communications-related business, regulatory and policy matters in Canada and in more than 25 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Mr Intven joined the firm in 1986 after serving as Executive Director of Telecommunications at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). He was the main external advisor to the Canadian government in the preparation of the Canadian Telecommunications Act. He was also one of three members of the Government of Canada’s Telecommunications Policy Review Panel, which delivered a blueprint for the future of Canadian telecommunications policy in March 2006.

Mr Intven is the author of theCanadian Telecommunications Regulatory Handbook, a comprehensive guide to Canadian telecommunications law and regulation, published in 2012. He is also the editor of the internationalTelecommunications Regulation Handbook, published in 2000 and distributed around the world by The World Bank and the ITU in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian and Arabic.

Mr. Intven is recognized as a leading lawyer in the major peer-reviewed directories, and has been selected as the Communications Lawyer of the Year in Toronto byBest Lawyers in Canada(2016).

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