Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Mark Mandel is a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group based in New York.

Practice Focus

Mark advises public and private companies and financial sponsors in connection with investments, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, unsolicited and friendly tender offers, complex joint ventures, public offerings and private placements of securities and restructurings. He regularly represents clients in competitive auctions, both as bidders and sellers. He also regularly advises boards of directors and special committees on corporate governance and fiduciary duties.

Representative Legal Matters

Mark has provided counsel to the following:

  • Grupo SBF in its unsolicited offer for all of the outstanding shares of Netshoes. 

  • Visa Inc. in its USD 19.7 billion initial public offering with JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs and the global restructuring of the Visa enterprise.*

  • Tahoe Resources in the secondary offering of CAD 1 billion of Tahoe common shares held by Goldcorp and Primero Mining in the secondary offering of CAD 225 million of Primero common shares held by Goldcorp.*

  • HudBay Minerals in its unsolicited takeover bid for Augusta Resource*

  • Teranga Gold in its unsolicited takeover bid for Oromin Exploration.*

  • Fountains Senior Living Holdings in the sale of 15 continuing care retirement communities to NorthStar Healthcare Income.*

  • Sahara India Pariwar in its joint venture with Kingdom Holding to acquire the Plaza Hotel from El Ad US Holding.*

  • KKR’s and York Capital’s acquisition of 23 chemical tankers and four LPG carriers from Berlian Laju Tanker.*

  • National Truck Protection in the sale to Kinderhook Industries.*
  • Votorantim Cimentos in its exchange of cement plants in Brazil for Lafarge's interest in Portuguese cement company Cimpor.*

  • Creditors of AMR Corporation in connection with the USD 11 billion merger with US Airways Group, giving the creditors control of the combined airline.*

*Denotes prior to joining the Firm.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Mark has served on the following boards and committees:

  • Ontario Securities Commission - Securities Advisory Committee
  • Canadian Society of New York - Board
  • Canadian Association of New York - Board
  • AJC Westchester / Fairfield - Board
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Medicine - Advisory Board


  • New York~United States
  • Ontario~Canada (practice outside Ontario)


  • University of Chicago (LL.M.)
  • University of Toronto (LL.B.)
  • University of Toronto (B.A.)


  • English

Mark has been a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for the course Structuring Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions.