Claudia Déry

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Claudia Déry

Claudia Déry



Claudia Déry is the Canadian co-head of our  construction and engineering team. She has advised and represented before the courts a number of clients in construction-related matters, including major public-private partnership projects. She has experience in drafting tender documents and construction law topics and conducts the annual review of construction case law for the Canadian Bar Association. She has been ranked in the Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006 in the area of construction law, and was recognized in the Best Lawyers Global Business Edition 2021, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2021 and Lexpert/ALM 500 Directory 2019. Claudia is also included as a ranked lawyer in the 2020 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.

She is the past president of the Construction Law Section, Quebec Branch, of the Canadian Bar Association and was appointed Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers in 2012. She is the co-author of La construction au Québec : Perspectives Juridiques. She completed her LLB degree at Université de Montréal in 1992 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1993. Ms. Déry also teaches construction law to students enrolled in the master's program at Université de Montréal.

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Montreal, 1992

  • Quebec 1993
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Construction Law, 2006-2024; Professional Malpractice Law, Public Procurement Law, 2023-2024
  • The Legal 500 Canada: Construction (Leading Individuals), 2023-2024 
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Construction Law, 2019-2024 
  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Construction, Chambers and Partners, 2024
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2012-2023: recommended in Construction Law
  • Best Lawyers Global Business Edition, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Lexpert Special Edition, 2020: recommended in infrastructure industry
  • Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, 2014 – Construction
  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Construction Law section, Quebec branch
      • Member of the executive
      • President (2012-2013)
  • Canadian College of Construction Lawyers



Construction Law Insights

Publication | 2022