Stephen Whitehead provides a variety of business law and regulatory services to clients in the communications, financial and high technology industries, including advising on the application of foreign ownership restrictions to communications and media companies in Canada, the outsourcing of telecommunications and software development requirements and the procurement of telecommunications facilities and services. He practises extensively in the field of spectrum acquisition agreements, specialized telecommunications agreements and satellite communications. Stephen advises frequently on regulatory and commercial issues relating to telecommunications and broadcasting companies. Since its inception in 1997, he has been the corporate secretary of the industry consortium that supervises the Canadian regulatory regime for subsidizing local telephone service in high cost areas. Stephen is consistently recognized by top legal publications as a leading lawyer in telecommunications, media and technology. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980.