Michael Koch is a partner in a Business Law Group and the Communications and Competition, Antitrust, and Foreign Investment Groups at Goodmans. His practice focuses on federal regulatory matters, including communications, copyright, competition and foreign investment law, in both transactions and litigation. Michael assists financial and strategic investors—both domestic and foreign—in completing mergers and acquisitions, advises and represents telecommunications and media companies in navigating Canada’s regulatory framework and before tribunals (e.g., the CRTC, Copyright Board of Canada, and Competition Tribunal), and advocates on behalf of targets of government-initiated investigations and proceedings brought by the Competition Bureau. Michael also appears before the courts on reviews of, and appeals from, decisions of these bodies. Michael writes and speaks frequently for the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, and University of Toronto on competition law, administrative law, communications regulation, and copyright law, and is a past Chair of the Canada Bar Association’s Competition Section’s Unilateral Practices Committee.
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