Mark Youden Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2017 - Alberta

Year of Call: 2015 - British Columbia

Year of Call: 2015 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 604-891-2793

Secondary phone: +1 403-298-1804

Fax: +1 604-683-3558


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Primary office:  Vancouver

Secondary office:  Calgary

Mark Youden

Mark Youden practises with the firm's Environmental, Advocacy and Indigenous Law groups. Mark is called to the bar in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and advises a wide range of clients on all aspects of environmental, Indigenous and regulatory law issues, including:

  • Environmental and energy-related litigation
  • Tribunal proceedings respecting contaminated sites and public utility matters
  • Quasi-criminal liability and environmental prosecutions  
  • Spills management including civil and regulatory liability
  • Environmental assessment, consultation protocols and impact benefit agreements for energy and natural resource projects
  • Strategic advice regarding brownfield redevelopment
  • Environmental provisions in share and asset agreements
  • Waste management, including extended producer responsibility and stewardship issues
  • Regulatory licencing, manufacturing, packaging and labelling
  • Water and wastewater authorizations for energy projects and industrial facilities
  • Regulatory control of chemical substances and the transportation of dangerous goods   

Prior to studying law, Mark obtained a master of science degree focused on biophysical interactions and the fate of contaminants in terrestrial and aquatic systems. He also worked as an environmental consultant for an international engineering firm.

Mark's scientific expertise and multidisciplinary approach to the law help him provide clients with practical solutions to complex environmental, Indigenous and regulatory law matters.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Alberta
  • 2015

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, British Columbia
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2014

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD (with specialized certificate in Environmental Law and Policy)
  • 2011

    • Education
      University of Toronto, M.Sc.
    • Education
      University of Toronto, M.Sc.
  • 2010

    • Education
      Dalhousie University, B.Sc. (Hons.)
    • Rankings & Awards
      Sarah Lawson Research Scholarship in Botany, Dalhousie University


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association


  • "The Latest Trends and Key Issues Before Environmental Tribunals" and "The Ever-Changing Environmental Assessment," British Columbia Environment Industry Association's BEST 2019 Conference, Whistler, BC, May 8-10, 2019


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