TORONTO and OTTAWA (November 2, 2004) LAWFUEL – Law firm, legal, …

TORONTO and OTTAWA (November 2, 2004) LAWFUEL – Law firm, legal, attorney, law news– Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, today announced that David C. Kidd will be joining the Firm’s office in Ottawa as regulatory counsel.

“David is well known in the Ottawa market as a leading regulatory practitioner,” said Jim Christie, the Firm’s Chairman. “We expect his telecommunications and competition law experience will be of tremendous interest and assistance to our clients, both domestic and international.”

Prior to joining Blakes, David Kidd was Vice President, Regulatory Law for Bell Canada. For the past 25 years, he has acted as counsel on behalf of Bell Canada in various CRTC proceedings and public hearings involving the development of a competitive landscape for telecommunications in Canada. His practice areas and experience have generally been related to telecommunications regulation and competition law for the BCE group of companies, as well as the development and administration of Bell Canada’s business practices guidelines and code of ethics.

Founded in 1856, Blakes has over 500 lawyers and offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and China. In October, Blakes was the only law firm to earn a place on the 2004 list of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers,” released by the national news magazine, Maclean’s. In May 2004, Chambers and Partners Legal Publishers named Blakes “Canadian Law Firm of the Year.” The Firm’s signature “Blakes means business” is not just a catch phrase but a discipline that defines how Blakes helps clients achieve their business objectives. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm’s Web site at

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