Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Ken Dhaliwal is a Partner with Dentons Canada LLP, practicing in the Toronto office. Ken primarily practices in the film, television and digital media industries. His national and international clients are involved in a wide range of activities from financing to production and distribution. He acts for banks and other financiers, film and television producers, distributors, broadcasters and creators.
In assisting his clients achieve their transactional goals, Ken brings his extensive industry experience, balanced approach and goal-oriented focus. He frequently advises them on the areas of Canadian incentives, which he combines with international incentives, treaty co-productions and co-ventures, and structuring productions to maximize the benefits of these programs.
Ken was a founding director of Toronto’s ReelWorld Film Festival, and was previously on the board of The Factory Theatre in Toronto. He is presently a member the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board.
Ken has been peer-rated as “most frequently recommended” in the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory annual survey and is consistently recognized in the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the leading 500 lawyers in Canada and as one of Canada’s leading entertainment lawyers in Best Lawyers in Canada. In 2014, Ken was awarded the Lexpert® “Zenith” award in recognition for his career accomplishments. In 2015, Ken was awarded a Crystal Mentorship award from Women in Film and Television-Toronto.