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Mark has a comprehensive technology law practice, focusing on competitive and innovation procurement, outsourcing and technology. His clients span both the private and public sector, covering the healthcare, IT, higher education, municipal, biotechnology and energy sectors.
Mark negotiates biotechnology and life science-related joint ventures and investments in both the private and public sectors. This includes:
negotiations regarding the provision and operation of automated laboratory facilities
license agreements for biotechnological innovations
the development and exploitation of bioinformatics databases
Prior to his legal career, Mark graduated from the Canadian Armed Forces RESO program, and commissioned as a combat engineering officer.
Mark provides legal services through a Law Corporation.
"Clients say Mark 'has a huge amount of expertise in IT and is very helpful in walking us through the entire process.'"
“Mark provides outstanding work and guidance; he has an innovative approach to resolving challenging legal contracts.”
"He offers strategic advice that goes well beyond the legal aspects of business problems; Mark is focused on identifying and exploring the options to reach an optimal business decision."
"Mark is extremely dedicated to his clients; we have come to greatly rely on his support and expertise and attribute much of our organisation's success to his careful and strategic guidance."
"Mark carefully analyses each and every situation and is pragmatic in his approach."
Regularly assists groups of hospitals across Ontario in the acquisition of hospital information systems and related governance agreements among them
Regularly advises the MASH sector, government agencies and others on public procurements to comply with Ontario and Canadian law and related trade agreements
Regularly negotiates major IT and business process outsourcing arrangements for the MASH sector and others
Author, “The Procurement Challenge for Hospital Boards: Reconciling the BPS Procurement Directive, Innovation Procurement and eHealth 2.0,” Ontario Hospital Association, Governance Centre of Excellence Magazine, June 2016
Member, Canadian Organization for the Advancement of Computers in Health (COACH)
Member, Digital Health Canada
Member, Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
Awards & Recognitions
Recognized in the 2024 and 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Information Technology Law and Health Care Law)
Recognized in the 2024 (and since 2018) editions of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Information Technology - Nationwide; Public Procurement - Nationwide)
Information Technology: Mark Fecenko is based in Toronto and is experienced in handling a multitude of software-related contract negotiations for public sector bodies, including health industry. He also offers expertise in procurement and cloud solutions projects.
Recognized in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500Canada as a Leading individual (Technology)
Information Technology/Public Procurement: "Mark is deeply knowledgeable and excellent at communicating to ensure expectations are clear and met.”
Public Procurement: He is sought out for his specialisation in the provision of IT service procurement, particularly in relation to the healthcare industry.
Recognized in the 2023 and previous editions of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Information Technology)
Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology & Health Sciences
Recognized in the 2021-2023 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial Law), 2020-2023 editions (Computer & IT Law and Technology Transactions)
Recognized in the 2022 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Government Contracts)
Recognized in the 2021 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Health Sciences
Recognized in the 2022, 2021 and 2019 edition of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (procurement – Recognized Practitioner)
Recognized in the 2021 and 2020 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology
Recognized by Lexology for the Client Choice Award in 2013 and 2016 (Information Technology)
Recipient of the 2014 Corporate International Magazine Global Award for "IT Lawyer of the Year Canada"
Recognized by the 2018 Client Choice Awards as the exclusive winner in the Healthcare & Life Sciences category in Ontario
Recognized by the 2019 and 2017 Client Choice Awards as the exclusive winner in the Projects & Procurement category in Ontario
Recognized by the 2013 and 2016 Client Choice Awards as the exclusive winner in the IT and Internet category in Ontario
Bar Admission & Education
Faculté de droit Osgoode Hall de l'Université York, 1987
Faculté de droit Osgoode Hall de l'Université York, 1999
Université McGill, 1983
Canadian Armed Forces
Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt,
Villanova University, 2013
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt,
Villanova University, 2013