Michael Koch is a partner in the Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment group at Goodmans LLP. His practice focuses on federal regulatory matters, including competition, communications, foreign investment and copyright 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 is recognized as a leading lawyer in Canada in the areas of telecommunications by Chambers Global, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the 500 Leading Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who (also for competition law), and Euromoney.
The Foreign Investment Regulation Review is an in-depth guide to the laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. With an eye towards recent developments, it focuses on practical and strategic considerations – including the key steps for foreign investors planning a major acquisition, or otherwise seeking to do business in a particular jurisdiction.