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Mark Ledwell
Partner, Leader of Financial Institutions & Services Group

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 2012 - England & Wales

Year of Call: 1988 - Ontario

Year of Call: 1986 - Prince Edward Island

Primary Office: Toronto

Mark Ledwell

Mark Ledwell is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office and leader of the firm’s Financial Institutions & Services Group.

With over thirty years’ experience as a lawyer in both Canada and the United Kingdom, Mark practises in the areas of banking and finance, energy and infrastructure, construction, project and trade finance, agri-food, and government relations.

Much of Mark’s practice involves advising banks and financial services companies, including investment banks, private equity firms, sovereign funds and sponsors. Working closely with clients in Canada, Europe, Russia, China, Korea and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, he applies his in-depth legal expertise and global connections to help businesses succeed.

Mark also possesses the extensive knowledge and experience to help clients trade with confidence in markets around the world, and provides comprehensive trade advisory legal services to facilitate domestic and international transactions.

Prior to his current role, Mark served as managing partner of Gowlings’ London (U.K.) office for three years. In this position, he held responsibility for the firm’s London operations, and provided strategic direction to one of the top energy, infrastructure and mining teams in Europe.

Mark also holds significant experience in major project development, having spent seven years in leadership roles in the infrastructure and construction industries.


Working with banking and financial services clients around the world, Mark applies his in-depth legal expertise and unparalleled global connections to help them succeed.

March2014

Gowlings “increasingly favoured” by resource stocks on AIM

June2012

Gowlings (UK) LLP, Managing Partner

June 2012 - December 2015

2012

Year of Call, England & Wales

December2009

Gowlings, Partner

December 2009 - June 2012

1988

Year of Call, Ontario

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Career & Recognition

2014

March 2014

Gowlings “increasingly favoured” by resource stocks on AIM

2012

June 2012

Gowlings (UK) LLP, Managing Partner

June 2012 - December 2015

2012

2012

Year of Call, England & Wales

2009

December 2009

Gowlings, Partner

December 2009 - June 2012

1988

1988

Year of Call, Ontario

1986

1986

Year of Call, Prince Edward Island

1985

1985

University of Victoria, LLB

1982

1982

Queen's University, MA

1980

1980

University of Prince Edward Island, BA

Mark Ledwell
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Mark Ledwell

Mark Ledwell is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office and leader of the firm&rs...

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Mark Ledwell
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Mark Ledwell

Mark Ledwell is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office and leader of the firm&rs...

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NextEra Energy in joint venture with Enbridge and Borealis to bid for opportunity to develop new power transmission in Northern Ontario

Client Work September 24, 2012
  • Advised on financing, deal structure and project agreements for a significant solar power generation facility in Canada.
  • Advised on project finance and development of a mine in Canada for an Asia-based client.
  • Advised foreign governments on free trade negotiations in Canada.
  • Lead counsel in investments by a food company processing in Canada, UK and Europe.
  • Advised on numerous oil, gas and precious metal trading transactions.
  • Advised pension funds in infrastructure investments in Canada and UK.
  • Counsel in supply managed Canadian dairy and poultry industry challenges.
  • Counsel to several Asian companies in foreign direct investments in Canada, US, UK and Africa.
  • Advised European governments on foreign direct investment in energy, mining, construction and infrastructure sectors.
  • Developed a joint venture for the financing and development of the Trans Canada Highway in New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Advised on financing and deal structure for a Trans Canada Highway Project in Canada, recipient of awards for financing and innovation by the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships.
  • Advised on project agreements for the finance and construction of numerous infrastructure and energy facilities throughout Canada.
  • Negotiated major supply and services contracts in Canada’s Athabasca Oil Sands and acted in an operations role at several oil sands construction sites.
  • Negotiated equipment manufacture and supply agreements for manufacturing and construction industries.
  • Advised and implemented re-organization of lumber manufacturing facilities in Canada and Sweden.
  • Negotiated services contracts for mine developments remediation in Quebec, Newfoundland and Nunavut.
  • Developed joint venture for the development of Canada’s largest soil remediation compost facilities.
  • Represented Canadian potato growers in actions against Government of Canada.

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