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Technology lawyer Wilks joins Inter Alia Law

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 2:03 PM | By John Chunn

Richard Wilks, an entertainment and technology lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience, has joined Inter Alia Law.

Prior to joining Inter Alia, he ran his own legal and consulting practice through which he acted as general counsel to a well-known Canadian technology startup and adviser to a major television distributor on content and rights licensing.

Wilks has experience with the wide range of agreements that arise for companies experiencing rapid growth and change, and brings legal and business acumen to book publishing, film and TV deals, software licences, sales agreements and copyright and trademark issues.

Prior to running his own practice, Wilks worked for 10 years at Shaw Media (formerly CanWest) where he led the legal teams that negotiated content licences and distribution agreements for Shaw’s TV networks and digital media properties.

He is a mentor at Ryerson’s DMZ and at ideaBOOST, the Canadian Film Centre’s accelerator program for digital entertainment and technology startups.