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Paul Burbank Ottawa Student

Paul Burbank

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2019
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto, Ottawa


Paul is part of Fasken’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry group and he provides advice on telecommunications and broadcasting, as well as other regulatory and commercial matters. The bulk of Paul’s work involves supporting client legal teams with practical, business-focused advice for the launch of new telecommunications services and technology products. 

Paul helps clients navigate complex regulatory frameworks applicable to telecommunications and technology by providing advice on an array of policy, licensing, corporate ownership and control, certification, enforcement and dispute resolution matters. He provides strategic advice to telecommunications service providers, broadcasters, device and hardware vendors, satellite service and IoT/M2M connectivity providers, app developers, and digital advertising and data services companies, among others. As part of this work, he collaborates with the firm’s team of TMT professionals on privacy, metadata, lawful interception and market access issues, as well as telecommunications-based marketing practices and anti-spam laws.

Paul’s commercial work is I.T.-focused and he works with clients to review, negotiate and draft MSAs, SOWs and other framework documents for outsourcing arrangements and physical infrastructure deployments, such as collocation facilities and fibre optic cable networks.

Together with his colleagues, Paul serves as an editor of Chambers and Partners’ TMT 2022 Canada Chapter, as well as the International Communications Law Guide’s "Telecoms, Media & Internet" Canada chapter. He is an active participant in the International Institute of Communications (IIC) and an International Attorney Member of the D.C.-based Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA).

Paul also work with Fasken’s Government Relations and Political Law group on strategy and compliance matters, including accountability and public-sector conflicts of interest. Specifically, he advises on lobbying regulation throughout Canada, as well as conflict of interest matters that arise during complex, government procurement processes.

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • Master of Political Management Carleton University
  • JD University of Ottawa
  • BA University of Winnipeg

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • International Attorney, Federal Communications Bar Association (U.S.)
  • Member, International Institute of Communications (U.K.)


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