Mark Johnson
Partner | Toronto, Ottawa
Toronto: 416-863-3318
Ottawa: 613-788-2231

Mark assists domestic and international clients on a full range of business matters, with a focus on power, infrastructure, project finance, and related acquisitions and dispositions. He also regularly advises both private-sector and government clients on procurement, outsourcing and commercial transactions.

Mark has worked with clients in diverse industries such as nuclear, renewables, infrastructure, retail, manufacturing and financial services. He has also worked as in-house counsel on secondments with a prominent Canadian resource company and a leading infrastructure developer.

Mark was law clerk to The Honourable Madam Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada.


Representative transactions include acting on behalf of and advising:


  • BluEarth Renewables in relation to the acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of five utility-scale solar power plants in Ontario; a 58.32 MW wind power project in Ontario; a 29.2 MW wind power project in Alberta; and a 9.3 MW, a 15 MW and a 33 MW hydropower project in British Columbia

  • Capstone Infrastructure in relation to the acquisition of Renewable Energy Developers to create a combined 465 MW of installed capacity and contracted development opportunities representing net 79 MW of capacity

  • Ontario Power Generation in relation to the C$12.8-billion mid-life refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station including projects for retube and feeder replacement, turbine generator refurbishment, steam generator refurbishment and fuel handling refurbishment

  • A proponent in their bid to manage the operation of nuclear laboratories under a government-owned, contractor-operated model


  • Access Prairies Partnership in achieving financial close on the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford design, build, finance and maintenance project

  • GrandLinq in achieving financial close on the Waterloo light rail transit design, build, finance and maintenance project

  • Carillion Canada in achieving financial close on the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Redevelopment design, build, finance and maintenance project

  • Infrastructure Ontario in achieving financial close to design, build, finance and maintain a new data centre for the province of Ontario

  • Bidders for the Calgary Southwest Ring Road, Edmonton LRT; Swift Current Long Term Health Care Centre; Ottawa Light Rail, Maritime Radio Communications System; Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games Athletes' Village (DBF); Quinte Consolidated Courthouse; Defence Construction Canada - Long-Term Accommodation; Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre; St. Joesph's Healthcare Hamilton; and Bridgepoint Health design, build, finance and maintenance projects


Mark is recognized for his expertise in infrastructure and projects in the following publications:

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Energy: Power, Public Procurement)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 (Infrastructure and Projects, Public Procurement)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016 (Infrastructure and Projects)

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