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Gerald (Jay) ​Kerr-Wilson

Gerald (Jay) ​Kerr-Wilson
The inherently borderless nature of the internet is a direct challenge to a statutory system of rights and regulation that is, at its core, territorial.
Title Partner, Leader of Communications Group
Languages Spoken English


Gerald (Jay) ​Kerr-Wilson


Jay Kerr-Wilson practises primarily in the areas of communications and public law.

Representing both Canadian and foreign communications and technology companies, Jay advises clients on issues related to telecommunications and broadcasting regulation, trademarks, and copyright licensing and liability. As disruptive technologies alter the regulatory framework of communications, Jay advocates on behalf of clients for copyright law reform.

Representing clients in appeals and judicial reviews before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, Jay is at the forefront of the debate surrounding the regulation of rapidly evolving communications technologies. Jay has testified before Parliamentary committees, and served as a delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, on behalf of Canada's cable and satellite industry.

Recognized as one of Canada’s top lobbyists, Jay has been named an expert in his field by both Chambers Global and Chambers Canada.