Our construction practice consists of a multidisciplinary team of business lawyers and litigators with experience in all aspects of the construction process, from the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts to litigation and dispute resolution. Our lawyers also have experience in the related areas of financing, environmental, and real estate law. Our construction industry clients include public and private owners, developers, major contractors, subcontractors, engineering and design professionals, materials and equipment suppliers, lenders, borrowers, and sureties. We have advised clients involved in a variety of projects, ranging from major infrastructure projects (including public-private partnerships) in the transportation, energy, and waste treatment sectors, to industrial and commercial building developments.

Construction Litigation

Our construction litigators regularly advise clients on issues relating to risk management and represent clients in construction disputes, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation. We have represented clients on matters relating to:

  • claims for delays, extra work, defective work, and inadequate design and specifications
  • construction lien claims
  • environmental claims
  • procurement and tender disputes
  • product liability and construction materials related claims
  • surety bond and construction insurance claims

Project Development and Contracts

Our business lawyers are involved in all aspects of construction projects, including:

  • advising on construction and project finance agreements
  • advising on performance bonds, labour and material payment bonds, bid bonds, guarantees and other forms of performance security
  • advising on project development, procurement and tendering issues
  • drafting and negotiating all forms of construction contracts and agreements, such as: joint venture and consortium agreements, EPC and EPCM agreements, project management and construction management agreements, engineering service agreements, standard construction contracts, subcontracts, turnkey agreements, materials and equipment purchase and supply agreements
  • drafting and negotiating RFQs, RFPs, tenders and other procurement documents

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