Mark Bennett is a partner practising corporate and securities law (primarily in the natural resources sector) with an emphasis on M&A and corporate finance. He acts for Canadian and international mining companies involved in negotiated business combinations, contested take-over bids, domestic and cross-border public equity and debt offerings, private placements, and stock exchange listings. Mark advises exploration, development and producing natural resource companies on property acquisitions, joint ventures and option agreements. He represents investment dealers retained as underwriters or financial advisors and has acted on deals involving resource properties in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Australia. Mark advises boards of directors and special committees on related-party transactions, corporate governance and securities law compliance including mineral project disclosure. He’s also recognized as a leading lawyer by The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global and The Best Lawyers in Canada (2016 Mining ‘Lawyer of the Year’). Mark is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.