Biographical note: Mark Jewett

Mark Jewett

Mark Jewett is Counsel to the Canadian law firm Bennett Jones, based in the firm's Ottawa offices. His practice focuses on legal and strategic advice to clients in the financial sector, with respect to both domestic and international aspects.  Prior to joining Bennett Jones, he was the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Bank of Canada.  Mr. Jewett has broad experience in financial and fiscal matters and has been the Assistant Deputy Minister and Counsel to the Department of Finance, Tax Counsel to the Department, and General Counsel to the Department of National Revenue. He has held many senior positions in the Canadian government and elsewhere, including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law, with the Department of Justice; in private practice with the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, and with the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels.  Since leaving government, he has also been a Special Adviser to the Canadian Justice and Finance Departments in banking, financial institutions and finance law.