Mark is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading infrastructure and project finance lawyers, providing clients with strategic counsel and deep technical insight on complex and first-of-kind infrastructure projects and PPP transactions across sectors and geographies.
Head of Torys’ PPP practice and co-head of the firm’s Infrastructure and Energy practice, Mark has advised on major capital projects across Canada, including over 80 significant PPP projects. He has represented all principal stakeholders in such transactions, including sponsors, equity investors, lenders, arrangers and underwriters, contractors, service providers and public authorities, giving him a broad perspective to offer practical and effective solutions balancing public and private interests and risks to meet project goals.
His experience spans all fields, including complex and innovative PPP and infrastructure transactions in healthcare, power, transit, telecom, education, justice, gaming, water and wastewater, pipelines, public records and urban redevelopment. His wide-ranging work includes recent award-winning projects such as the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road, Saint John Safe Clean Drinking Water, Calgary Stoney CNG Bus Storage and Transit Facility, Ottawa LRT, Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway, Mosaic Stadium, Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link and Corner Book Acute Care Hospital.
|2016-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in projects: PPP and infrastructure|
|2006-2022||Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in projects: PPP and infrastructure|
|2015-2023||The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in infrastructure projects|
|2017-2022||IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Market leader in project development and project finance|
|2015-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in project finance law|
|2008-2022||Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in project finance|
|2011-2022||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leader lawyer in infrastructure law, project finance and banking & financial institutions|
|2009-2022||Who’s Who Legal—Global and National leading lawyer in project finance, government contracts and public procurement|
|2018||Lexpert’s Guide to U.S./Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Most frequently recommended lawyer in business issues|
Mark is the Chair for the Canadian Branch of the International Project Finance Association and former Chair for the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.
Mark teaches infrastructure project development and finance law at the Osgoode Hall LLM program.