J. Mark Rodger  


Executive Summary

Mark Rodger is the Toronto Regional Co-Chair of the Electricity Markets Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and a senior partner in the Toronto office. Mark is recognized as a leading lawyer in the Canadian electricity sector and has been named as one of the top 500 lawyers in Canada by Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide.

Mark specializes in the commercial, regulatory and government relations components of electricity markets and infrastructure revitalization including considerable experience in electricity sector restructuring. For over 25 years, Mark has served as counsel to a broad range of stakeholders including municipal, provincial and national governments; large industrial, institutional and commercial energy consumers; local distribution and transmission companies; generators; energy retailers; out-of-province electricity importers; and energy regulators.

Representative Work

  • Advises on corporate governance, business planning and utility mergers and acquisitions. Also advised on the first long-term lease involving an Ontario electricity distribution utility.
  • Counsel to numerous Ontario and out-of-province electric utilities in connection with distribution and transmission rate, leave to construct applications, and other regulatory and compliance matters, such as Market Rules and the Affiliate Relationships Code for Electricity Transmitters and Distributors.
  • Counsel to municipalities, First Nations and private sector clients regarding infrastructure renewal–electricity distribution, transmission and water services.
  • Has broad commercial and regulatory experience in renewable generation and electricity conservation and demand management, including program development and smart meter implementation initiatives.

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business for Energy: Power and recognized for Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation in the 2019 edition.
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2015) of The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Energy – Electricity).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition – Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers.
  • Recognized in the the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Energy: Power - Regulatory). Mark is recognised for his expertise in connection with electricity distribution. Clients say he "takes a personal interest in your business and in you." One interviewee added: "He has demonstrated exceptional skill in negotiating difficult transactions."
  • Recognized as a leading energy: power lawyer in the 2019 edition (and since 2014) of The Legal 500 Canada.
  • Recognized as a leading energy lawyer in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of the Lexpert® Report on Business Special Edition on Energy.
  • Recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of the Lexpert® Special Edition on Infrastructure.
  • Recipient, 2017 Energy Bear Award, Canadian Energy Law Forum.
  • Recognized in the 2017 and 2016 editions of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Energy).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Energy Regulatory Law, Energy), and recognized as "Toronto Energy Lawyer of the Year" in 2018.
  • Recognized as a leading corporate lawyer in the 2017 Lexpert®/Report on Business Corporate Special Edition.
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Energy: Electricity).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Energy – Electricity).