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Scott Prescott

Scott M. Prescott

Partner | Co-Managing Partner, Ottawa Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1997
Language(s) English
Office(s) Ottawa
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Scott Prescott practises communications and administrative law. He is an expert on the legal, regulatory and policy frameworks governing the broadcasting and telecommunications industries in Canada.

Providing complex legal and strategic advice, clients include leading Canadian and international communications companies. He advises a number of cable, IPTV and satellite distributors, television and radio broadcasters, online content providers, foreign programming services, Internet service providers and wireline and wireless telecommunications carriers.

Scott acts for clients in a broad range of proceedings before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

Scott’s communications practice includes advising on various matters relating to licensing and regulatory compliance, dispute resolution, regulatory and statutory interpretation, transfers of ownership and control, Canadian ownership and foreign investment, regulatory and policy frameworks, building access and telecommunications interconnection, licensing and tariffs.

Assisting clients operating in the communications industry on privacy and access to information matters commercial transactions and agreements and a range of competition, constitutional and administrative law issues is also a significant part of Scott’s communications practice.

Scott is the Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Ottawa office.

Education

  • LLB University of Ottawa
  • MA Queen's University
  • BA (Hons) Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Coach, Assistant Coach and Trainer - Minor Hockey and Football Teams

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
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