Year of Call
King’s College London, 2004
Maîtrise en droit privé, Université de Paris I (Sorvonne-Pantheon), 2004
McGill University, 2006
Mark’s practice is divided between civil litigation and regulatory compliance. Mark advises clients on domestic and international air law, cross-border and international trade and customs law, insurance coverage, and civil liability. He is versed in the regulatory and liability regimes applicable to all four modes of transport, as well as the corresponding duties of carriers’ agents and other intermediaries.
Mark enjoyed an international education in common and civil laws at renowned faculties in London, Paris and Montreal. His training allows him to provide services and to represent clients in English and French. He is also conversant in German and Italian, which facilitates his role in multi-jurisdictional disputes and compliance. Prior to his call to the Law Society of Ontario in January 2013, Mark served as a policy advisor to a number of international organizations including the World Trade Organization (Trade In Services Division) and the World Bank.
Mark has lectured on aviation law at the General Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates, Singapore Aviation Academy, and McGill University; he has spoken at conferences across Canada and overseas. His academic work has been published in leading journals and cited by the Quebec Superior Court.
Mark has represented clients before the Federal Court of Canada as well as the provincial courts of Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland & Labrador and Quebec pursuant to a special permit.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys traveling the world and he has been to all six continents and more than sixty countries. His adventures while in the air and on the ground equip him well in understanding global transportation networks and what happens when things go wrong.
- Case Comment: Stott v. Thomas Cook Tour Operators Ltd.  UKSC 15 & Thibodeau v. Air Canada SCC 67 (39 Annals of Air & Space Law 683, 2014)
- Montreal Convention Ousts All: Canadian Courts rule on Exclusivity (38 Annals of Air & Space Law 544, 2013) cited by Hamilton J.C.S. in Zoungrana c. Air Algerie (2016 QCCS 2311) dismissing a class action brought in Quebec Superior Court following the fatal incident involving flight AH501
- Transatlantic Engagement: Canada and the EU yet to commit to married aviation policy (Aviation & Regulation, IFCAP, 2009)
- L’accord eurocanadien sur les services aériens: plaidoyer pour une mise en oeuvre rapide (Canada-EU Transatlantic Dialogue, April 2009)
- Birds of a Feather: Network Carriers Flock Together in Early Experiences of Transatlantic Open Skies (34 Annals of Air & Space Law 207, 2008)
- In Pursuit of the Cosmopolitan Vocation for Trade: GATS and Aviation Services in GATS and the Regulation of International Trade in Services, Cambridge University 2007 (co-authored with Professor Richard Janda)
- GATS & Aviation 2001-2006 (co-authored as WTO Secretariat, 2006)
Industries and Individuals Served
- Insurance; Aviation;
- Customs Brokerage;
- Third Party Logistics Services;
- Freight Forwarders;
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