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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3
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Electricity Markets and Infrastructure


Partner, Co-Chair, Electricity Markets Group


Senior partner and the Toronto regional leader of the Energy Markets Group. Mark specializes in the commercial, regulatory, and government relations components of the electricity and natural gas sectors, and regarding municipal water infrastructure renewal. For over 30 years he has served as counsel to a range of stakeholders including municipal, provincial, and national governments; large industrial, institutional, and commercial energy consumers; local distribution companies and their municipal shareholders; transmitters; generators; energy retailers; out-of-province electricity importers; and energy regulators. Mark is a director at EMERA Nova Scotia Power (Halifax) and Chairman of Logistec Corporation (Montréal). For many years, Mark has been recognized in Chambers Global (Energy: Power), The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of BLG’s leading lawyers, and in PLC Which Lawyer? in the Energy and Natural Resources Multi-Jurisdictional Guide. For the past decade, he has been named one of the top 500 lawyers in Canada by Lexpert®/ALM 500 Directory because of his expertise in the electricity field. He was also the recipient of the Energy Bear Award by the Canadian Energy Law Forum for his contributions to the Canadian energy sector.




Co-Chair, Northwind Electricity Forum; Co-Chair, Canadian Energy Law Forum; Member, International Bar Association, Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law. 


LLB, University of Windsor. BA, University of Toronto.


Chairman, Logistec Corporation (Montreal); Director, EMERA Nova Scotia Power (Halifax).

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Power

(Leading individuals)

Mark RodgerBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP ‘s full-service power practice deploys experts across the full scope of transactional, regulatory and contentious work. Among the names to note, Toronto-based commercial specialist and national group head Shane Freitag possesses an impressive record in advising major utilities in both Ontario and Alberta, with his broad skill set spanning both regulatory and transactional matters. Other key transactional contacts include Toronto’s Rob Blackstein, who recently acted for SNC-Lavalin on its agreement with Ontario Power Generation to develop the Darlington New Nuclear Project. The group also draws on the senior experience of Toronto-based Mark Rodger, who specializes in commercial, regulatory and government relations-related power issues; and Calgary’s Jonathan Liteplo, who is highly regarded for his focus on energy and utilities regulation.