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Construction, engineering and infrastructure


Meet the team

The breadth of our experience in construction, engineering and infrastructure makes an important difference to our clients. Our lawyers regularly advise and represent owners, professionals, builders and other industry participants on all matters related to their business.

Our construction, engineering and infrastructure team’s invaluable experience is consistently relied upon by clients for the following reasons:

  • Deep industry knowledge – We prepare and review construction contracts, call for tenders documentation, equipment supply contracts for professional services and project management agreements. We provide advice on project insurance and bonding, project related labour and health and safety issues as well as project related environmental issues. We also provide advice on all licensing and ethical issues. Our lawyers regularly work with industrial, institutional and commercial clients involved in a wide range of construction projects.
  • Focus on client’s needs – Our experience and team resources are focused on providing clients with guidance, at every stage, on how to advance their construction project while reducing project risks. We combine a commitment to teamwork, true familiarity with the relevant legal issues and extensive knowledge of the industry.
  • Leading litigation team – We have recognized experience in construction, material and equipment litigation, tender disputes, and mediation and arbitration of construction disputes. We offer insight and expertise in advising clients on the prosecution and defence of claims as well as in devising ways of resolving disputes by means of negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
  • Global expertise – The collective talent and resources of Norton Rose Fulbright will be at your disposal for all your construction, engineering and infrastructure matters. In addition to our Canadian team, we have extensive international coverage across Europe, Asia Pacific (including Australia), Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the U.S.

Rankings and accolades

  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Projects: PPP and Infrastructure, Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Construction, Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • Chambers Global, Canada: Projects: PPP and Infrastructure, Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • Legal 500, Canada: Infrastructure and Projects, The Legal 500, 2018

Select client work

Construction agreements and call for tenders documentation

  • The owner of the Ontario power utility respecting construction of several major transmission line/stations in Northern Ontario.
  • The owner in the acquisition of equipment for the modernization of a paper mill in Quebec.
  • The long-term lessee with respect to the construction and the operation of a new amphitheatre in Quebec City.
  • Major builders and engineering firms in the drafting and implementation of a new code of ethics.
  • Represented the owners of oilsands projects in Alberta with respect to negotiating and drafting of FEED and EPC contracts for upgrading and SAGD facilities.

Construction litigation

  • Acting for government corporation in litigation commenced by general contractor and its subcontractor for damages arising from the installation of an underground high voltage line under the St. Lawrence Seaway.
  • Acting for Italian-Quebec joint venture in claim for damages resulting from underground excavation and tunneling in respect of construction of water recycling facility and issues relating to subsoil conditions.
  • Acting for government corporation in respect of claims made for damages arising from construction of dams at the James Bay hydroelectric facilities.
  • Acting for a general contractor in a litigation related to the construction of a privately owned power plant located on the North shore of St. Lawrence River.

Mediation and arbitration of construction disputes

  • Counsel for manufacturer of transformers in respect of claims arising from project at Alberta Oil Sands in an arbitration to proceed in Calgary, Alberta.
  • Acting for an engineering firm in a dispute concerning major additional costs in connection with the development and construction of a hydro electric project in British Columbia.
  • Acted for Quebec designer builder in consortium in an arbitration arising from numerous claims from the construction of an industrial steam line.
  • International commercial arbitration of oil sands insurance dispute involving non‑traditional insurance coverage, cost overrun/ construction delay, project management, policy interpretation and broker liability issues.