Mark Bantey Partner


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 1979 - Quebec

Primary phone: +1 514-392-9501

Fax: +1 514-876-9501

Email: mark.bantey@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Montréal



Mark Bantey

Mark Bantey is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, practising in the fields of media law, civil and commercial litigation, as well as administrative and constitutional law.

Specializing in media law and acting for both national and local press, Mark has extensive experience in pre-publication review, libel law, access to information law, freedom of the press issues such as publication bans and protection of journalistic sources, constitutional law, and human rights. As a litigator in media law and commercial law, he acts before courts of all jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Mark practises law in both official languages.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      July 2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      December 2014
      Lexpert recognizes Gowlings professionals as leading litigation lawyers
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      July 2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      December 2013
      Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July 2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      December 2012
      2012 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers
    • Rankings & Awards
      July 2012
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2011
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2011
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2010
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2010
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2010
  • 2000

    • Rankings & Awards
       2000
      The Best Lawyers in Canada
  • 1979

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       1979
      Year of Call, Quebec
  • 1978

    • Education
       1978
      University of Montréal, LLB
  • 1975

    • Education
       1975
      University of Michigan, MA
  • 1974

    • Education
       1974
      Brown University, BA

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association

Mark has lectured in media law at Concordia University at the bachelor and master's levels. Frequently called upon to give seminars on both the theoretical aspects of media law and practical difficulties facing journalists, he participates regularly in media law seminars given by the American Bar Association, the Newspaper Association of America, the Media Law Resource Center, and Ad IDEM – the Canadian Association of Media lawyers.