Mark T. Bennett

Mark T. Bennett
Telephone: 416 869 5407
Fax: 416 350 6933

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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“We can count on Mark to always have our best interests in mind.”
Client Testimonial, Chambers Global

Mark Bennett* is Managing Partner of Cassels Brock. Mark practises in the area of corporate and securities law with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Mark has extensive experience representing Canadian and international mining companies involved in business combinations, take-over bids, domestic and cross-border public offerings, private placements, metal streaming and royalty transactions, and stock exchange listings. His corporate finance experience includes equity, convertible instruments and debt. He has advised exploration, development and producing resource companies in the Americas, Eastern Europe, Africa and Australia on property acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and option agreements.

Mark’s practice includes acting for investment dealers in public and private corporate finance transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions. He also has experience advising boards of directors and special committees on corporate governance and securities law compliance, including mineral project disclosure.

Client Commentary

  • “Very practical and pragmatic, with really good judgement." – Chambers Global (Mining)
  • "He helps me and my company focus on issues that matter as opposed to the ones which don’t.” – Chambers Canada (Mining)
  • “Mark has good business sense and the ability to solve problems.” – Chambers Global (Mining & Natural Resources)
  • “Mark Bennett goes above and beyond simply being a legal advisor.” – Chambers Global (Mining & Natural Resources)
  • “We can count on Mark to always have our best interests in mind.” – Chambers Global (Mining & Natural Resources, Latin America)
  • “Mark provides practical, business-friendly advice.” – The Legal 500 Canada (Mining & Natural Resources)
  • "He is very good at defusing a conflict, mediating between sides and reminding people we are all looking to get a deal to its end. He has wide business sense and good communication skills." – Chambers Canada (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining)
  • “He's someone with judgement beyond compare.” – Chambers Global (Mining)
  • “His ability to capture the essence of something in a very straightforward way and instil confidence makes him incredibly effective.” – Chambers Canada (Mining)

*denotes Professional Corporation


University of Toronto, LL.B., 1993

Recent Work

Call to the bar

Ontario, 1995


  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association


  • The Legal 500 Canada (Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A; Energy - Mining)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished™ rating
  • Chambers Canada 2016–2020 (Corporate/Commercial; Energy & Natural Resources: Mining)
  • Chambers Global 2009–2019 (Mining)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2005–2019 (Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers & Acquisitions; Mining)
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2010–2019 (Corporate Finance; Mining)
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2009–2015 & 2017 (Corporate Finance & Securities; Mining)
  • Lexpert Special Edition - Global Leaders in Mining 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006–2020 (Mining Law; Natural Resources Law)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada: Lawyer of the Year 2016 & 2020 (Mining Law – Toronto)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2010–2017 (Mining)
  • IFLR1000 (Capital Markets; Investment Funds; M&A; Project Finance; Energy & Infrastructure; Banking)
  • Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2008)


Mergers & Acquisitions