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Mark Pontin, Partner

Mark Pontin *

Partner Fasken
Effective strategy requires clarity of purpose, flexible tactics and excellent execution.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2005
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Mark Pontin is a leading commercial litigator in Vancouver, BC. With a focus on corporate and securities litigation, Mark represents clients in a wide range of shareholder disputes including oppression and dissent proceedings, derivative actions and proxy contests. In addition, Mark has extensive experience in real estate disputes, and matters involving civil fraud.

Named "Litigation Star" in both British Columbia and Canada for his litigation work by Benchmark Canada, and has been repeatedly recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada for Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Director and Officer Liability Practice in Vancouver. Mark has successfully represented both regional and national companies in commercial disputes.


Client Work

  • GCM Mining Corp. and Aris Gold Corporation complete arrangement to create Aris Mining Corporation,
  • 1325996 B.C. Ltd. completes acquisition of and subsequent going-private transaction with Macro Enterprises Inc.,
  • Traction Sales & Marketing Inc. (dba Traction on Demand) is acquired by,
  • Teradici Corporation in its acquisition by HP Inc.,
  • Fraud victim obtains judgment for nearly C$4 million, punitive damages and finding of contempt,
  • Ocado Group plc acquires Kindred Systems Inc.,
  • ADVANZ PHARMA Corp. Limited in its U$76 million acquisition of Correvio Pharma Corp.,
  • Waterton Precious Metals Bid Corp successfully defends dissent proceeding brought by minority shareholder.,
  • Marsh Canada Limited sells portfolio of insurance brokerage business in British Columbia to Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc.,

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Victoria
  • MA, Philosophy University of British Columbia
  • BA, Philosophy University of British Columbia

Community involvement

  • Director of Theatre Replacement (a local theatre company)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker What to Do When the Canada Revenue Agency Comes Knocking: Strategic Considerations Fasken Symposium 2019 location location Vancouver, BC
Protecting Lawyer-Client Privilege Within and Across Borders: What In-House Counsel Need to Know Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) location location Toronto, ON
Privilege Mastering Civil Evidence 2019, CLE BC location location Vancouver, BC


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