Mark Ledwell Managing Partner Toronto


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2012 - England & Wales

Year of Call: 1988 - Ontario

Year of Call: 1986 - Prince Edward Island

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4652

Secondary phone: +1 416-577-6493

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: mark.ledwell@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto




Mark Ledwell

Mark Ledwell is the managing partner of Gowling WLG's Toronto office. Prior to his current role, Mark served as managing partner of Gowlings' London (U.K.) 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, agri-food, project and trade finance, and government relations.

Much of Mark’s practice involves advising banks and financial services companies, including lenders, investment banks, private equity firms, sovereign funds and sponsors. Mark also helps clients trade with confidence in markets around the world, and provides comprehensive trade advisory legal services to facilitate domestic and international transactions. 

Career & Recognition

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  • 2017

  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      March2014
      Gowlings “increasingly favoured” by resource stocks on AIM
  • 2012

    • Career
      June2012
      Gowlings (UK) LLP, Managing Partner
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2012
      Year of Call, England & Wales
  • 2009

    • Career
      December2009
      Gowlings, Partner
  • 1988

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1988
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1986

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1986
      Year of Call, Prince Edward Island
  • 1985

    • Education
      1985
      University of Victoria, LLB
  • 1982

    • Education
      1982
      Queen's University, MA
  • 1980

    • Education
      1980
      University of Prince Edward Island, BA

Memberships

  • Canada — UK Chamber of Commerce (London)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
  • Chair, Energy Forum, Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce (London)
  • Law Society of Prince Edward Island
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (UK)
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)

Insights & Resources

  • 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.