Mark is a key contact for the ﬁrm’s Commercial Arbitration and ADR Group. Mark has a business-focused civil and securities litigation, appellate and international commercial arbitration practice. His practice covers a wide variety of issues in corporate and commercial law including mergers and acquisitions litigation, director and oﬃcer liability, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, oppression, privacy, libel and slander, real estate lease disputes, product liability, mining litigation and class actions.
He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon Courts of Appeal, the superior trial courts of numerous provinces and the Ontario and British Columbia Securities Commissions.
Mark’s international commercial arbitration experience includes major arbitration hearings conducted in London, Rome, Geneva, Warsaw, Tokyo and The Hague.
Mark completed two appellate judicial clerkships, the ﬁrst with the late Chief Justice E.D. Bayda of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in 1986 and the second with the late Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989. He completed the B.C.L. degree at Oxford University in 1989, between his clerking experiences.
Mark has had many important legal publications including a leading Canadian legal text for the last quarter-century, co-authored with the late Justice Sopinka entitled Sopinka and Gelowitz on the Conduct of an Appeal, Fourth Edition (Lexis/Nexis 2018). Mark maintains a blog on recent developments in Canadian appellate law and practice at Conductofanappeal.com.