Hank Intven has retired from his position as a partner at McCarthy Tétrault, and as head of the firm’s communications practice group. In an emailed statement Monday, Intven said he will continue to serve as a counsel for the firm—working out of Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto—while taking on an adjunct professor position at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law. He will also continue on as a director of several companies, he said, including Telesat Canada. A former CRTC executive director of telecommunications, Intven was the government’s “main external advisor” during its development of the 1993 Telecommunications Act, and also served as a member of the government’s 2006 Telecommunications Policy Review Panel, according to his biography on the University of Victoria's website. Intven is the author of the Canadian Telecommunications Regulatory Handbook, and is currently working on a new edition of the book, he said. McCarthy partner and broadcasting lawyer Grant Buchanan has taken over as lead of McCarthy’s communications practice, Intven said.