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Michael Koch quoted in "Out of the Service Area", Canadian Lawyer Magazine

August-18-2009

Lawyer Michael Koch
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Excerpt from "Out of the Service Area", by Donalee Moulton:

Indeed, much of the interest in doing away with foreign-ownership requirements has to do with improving the sector and service to Canadians. “The principal benefit of increased foreign ownership in the telecommunications sector is, of course, greater access to foreign capital. This is particularly important for entrants, who have historically had a higher cost of capital than incumbents,” says Michael Koch, a partner with Goodmans LLP in Toronto. “This is an issue that government should take a serious look at if it wants to ensure that our infrastructure in this country remains a leading one and can contribute to Canada’s productivity and international competitiveness.”