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Year called to bar: 2004 (ON)
Mark Platteel is a Toronto-based partner in Gowling WLG’s Infrastructure and Construction Industry Group. He advises clients across the full lifecycle of infrastructure projects, with particular emphasis on complex financing transactions, public-private partnerships (P3) and the negotiation and drafting of large-scale construction and operations contracts. Mark has worked closely with a range of public and private sector participants — including procurement agencies, developers, contractors, financial institutions, project entities and advisors — in bringing landmark infrastructure projects to fruition throughout North America. Prior to joining the firm, Mark served for a number of years as general counsel for one of the most active infrastructure developers worldwide, advising on the legal, commercial and financing aspects of transit, bridge and road projects in North America. Prior to his general counsel role, Mark was in the Financial Services Group at another large national law firm for 10 years in Toronto, working on a range of sophisticated debt financing transactions. Mark currently serves as chair of the Steering Committee for the Canadian Infrastructure Law Forum. He speaks and writes regularly on infrastructure development in Canada.