Dean J. Chenoy

Partner | Montréal


Portrait of Dean J.  Chenoy


Dean Chenoy is a partner and co-leader of Miller Thomson’s national Entertainment and Media team.  His practice focuses on media and entertainment law, specifically film, television, publishing, virtual reality and video gaming.  Dean has extensive experience in production and project financing, content convergence, international and interprovincial co-productions, protection of intellectual property, and talent negotiation.

Dean has acted as counsel to Hollywood studios, video game publishers and developers, Canadian broadcasters and distributors, Internet content providers, independent production companies, and lenders based in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. involved in the financing of film and television projects.

Dean has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He is currently a board member of the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC)

Dean has been recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory since 2014 for his expertise in entertainment law.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - Entertainment Law, 2015-2024
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Entertainment Law, 2014-2023
  • Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in Canada -  Entertainment Law, 2020
  • Who's Who Legal, Canada Guide - Global Leader; Entertainment, 2020, 2023
  • Who's Who Legal, Canada Guide - National Leader; Canada - Sports & Entertainment, 2020, 2022
  • Who’s Who Recommended Global Law Expert Directory, Sports & Entertainment, 2014 and 2016
  • Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada – Entertainment Law, 2021-2023

Thought leadership

  • The Osgoode Entertainment program, 2015-2017
  • Sixty-Minute Law School for Gamers, November 28, 2014
  • Fair Use and Fair Dealing: Where Do We Draw the Line in a Digital Age?, September 12, 2014
  • Interactive and Digital Media: The (R)evolution Continues, September 29, 2010

Corporate directorships

  • Quebec Film and Television Council
  • Fantasia International Film Festival
  • Mutek (2006 – 2011)
  • La La La Human Steps (2009 – 2011)

Professional memberships

  • Quebec Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Bar admissions & education

  • Quebec, 1998
  • B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 1997
  • B.A., McGill University, 1989