Marcus Hinkley Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2014 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4478

Fax: +1 416-862-7661


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Primary office:  Toronto

Marcus Hinkley

Marcus Hinkley is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, and a member of its Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Blockchain & Smart Contracts groups. Marcus provides advice to Canadian and international clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, Canadian capital markets, foreign investments, corporate reorganizations, and general corporate and commercial issues. Marcus has assisted clients in a wide variety of industry sectors with a particular focus on technology (including blockchain and cryptocurrencies), professional services, manufacturing, hydrogen, pharmaceuticals and retail.

In addition to being born, raised and initially trained in England, Marcus was previously a member of the Toronto-based corporate teams for two major international law firms. Since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2014, Marcus' unique international experience has enabled him to negotiate and coordinate domestic and cross-border deals, providing his clients with pragmatic Canadian advice aligned with a big-picture global perspective.

In addition to his legal career, Marcus played and coached hockey in the British leagues and continues to play in Toronto.

Marcus also speaks basic German.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2014

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2013

    • Education
      National Committee on Accreditation, Canada
  • 2010

    • Education
      Northumbria University, Legal Practice Course
  • 2009

    • Education
      University of Newcastle upon Tyne, LLB


  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario


Investing in Canada: A summary of the foreign investment regime (January 2018).

Boardroom confidence and a higher review threshold for foreign investment boosts Canada's appeal as investment destination of choice in 2017 (May 2017).

M&Eh! Canada emerging as the investment destination of choice for 2017 (February 2017).

Ontario's Mining Act Enters the 21st Century (February 2016).


Presented to EY's Transaction Advisory Services team on share and asset purchase agreements (March 2017).

Presented to EY's Transaction Advisory Services team on Canadian foreign investment (January 2017).