Scott Prescott practises primarily in the areas of communications and administrative law. He has specific expertise on the legal, regulatory and policy frameworks governing the broadcasting and telecommunications industries in Canada. Scott provides complex legal and strategic advice to cable and satellite distributors, television and radio broadcasters, online content providers and Canadian and foreign programming services, as well as to wireline and wireless telecom companies and Internet service providers. His clients include a range of leading Canadian and international communications companies.
Scott has advised and represented clients in numerous proceedings before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), including proceedings relating to licensing, ownership and policy matters. The scope of his communications practice includes advising on broadcast licensing and regulatory compliance, regulatory and statutory interpretation issues, transfers of ownership and control, Canadian ownership and foreign investment rules, amendments to the regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution, television and radio, competitive disputes, building access and telecommunications interconnection, licensing and tariff issues.
He also assists clients on privacy and access to information matters, trade mark registrations and communications-related commercial transactions and agreements, as well as a variety of other competition, constitutional and administrative law matters that affect clients operating in the communications industry.
Scott articled with Johnston & Buchan and joined Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP as a Partner in 2007.