Mark W.S. Bain

Mark W.S. Bain

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.7349
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

LLM, 2000
Osgoode Hall Law School
LLB, 1987
University of Western Ontario
BA (Honours), 1984
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1989

Overview

Mark Bain is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading infrastructure and project finance lawyers. He has acted on over 60 major public-private partnership (PPP) and alternative financing and procurement (AFP) transactions.

Mark has acted on a broad range of PPP, AFP and other infrastructure transactions in the healthcare, power, telecom, education, justice, gaming, water and wastewater, pipelines, public records and urban redevelopment fields. He has represented all of the principal parties to such transactions, including sponsors, equity investors, lenders, arrangers and underwriters, contractors, service providers and public authorities.

Recent mandates include Vancouver SRO Renewal Initiative, Ottawa LRT, Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, Windsor Essex Parkway, Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link, Niagara Health System, and Women’s College Hospital.

Mark is the head of Torys’ Public-Private Partnerships practice, and co-head of the firm’s Infrastructure and Energy practice.

Representative Work

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Recognition

Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in project finance law (2015-2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, projects: PPP and infrastructure (2016)

Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading practitioner in project finance (2008-2016)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in projects: PPP (2014-2016)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in infrastructure and projects (2015-2016)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuter’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Most frequently recommended practitioner in project finance (2011-2014)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal Canada—Leading lawyer in project finance (2010-2015), government contracts (2015) and public procurement (2010-2014)

Expert Guides: The World’s Leading Experts in Project Finance—Leading lawyer (2013)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Project Finance Lawyers—Leading project finance lawyer (2010-2013)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in projects: PPP and infrastructure (2013)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in projects: PPP and infrastructure, and banking and finance (2006–2012)

Legal Media Group/Euromoney's IFLR1000 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading Canadian lawyer in project finance (2008, 2010 and 2011)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal—Leading public procurement lawyer (2009-2013)

Project Finance Magazine Market Survey—Recognized internationally as the best individual lawyer in the PFI/PPP sector (2007)

Lexpert/Thomson Canada's Lexpert Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canadarated one of the 40 corporate lawyers to watch (2006)

Insights

Investing in the Future: PPPs and Infrastructure Assets

Capital Markets 2015 Mid-Year Report

Media

Professional Involvement

Before joining Torys, Mark was a partner at another major Toronto firm, where he led its public infrastructure projects practice.

Mark teaches infrastructure development and finance law at the Osgoode Hall LLM program, and is a special lecturer for the Schulich real estate and infrastructure MBA program.

Directorships

  • Director, Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Chair, Canadian Council for the International Project Finance Association