Maxime Cantin

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Maxime Cantin

Maxime Cantin

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Biography

Maxime Cantin practises primarily construction law.  He has over 20 years of experience in litigating construction disputes, including delay claims, additional costs claims, construction insurance claims, tender issues and engineers errors and omissions. He also has extensive experience in contract review and drafting. He also handles on a regular and continuous basis complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Cantin thus regularly represents contractors, owners, commercial tenants, manufacturers, service providers, professionals, marine and non-marine insurers, financial institutions, lenders, shipowners and hydroelectric power station operators before the civil courts and in arbitration or negotiation.

Mr. Cantin is a member of the firm's promotion committee, which recommends candidates for partnership.


Professional experience

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  • LL.B., Université Laval, 1997
  • Quebec 1998

Mr. Cantin recently acted for:

  • Professional engineers in multimillion-dollar liability claims
  • A developer in an action for damages ($20 million) brought by more than 60 property owners alleging their property was sinking into the ground
  • A general contractor in a $16 million lawsuit against a state-owned corporation in connection with a $180 million contract awarded by call for tenders
  • An owner in a $5 million lawsuit against a contractor and a manufacturer in connection with defects
  • A general contractor in a $3.5 million lawsuit against an excavation subcontractor in connection with defects and delays
  • A general contractor in a $6.5 million lawsuit by a subcontractor in connection with extra costs
  • A contractor specializing in structures in claims by an owner related to defects, totalling $2.2 million
  • A ventilation and heating contractor in a $6.8 million lawsuit against a hospital for alleged deficiencies
  • A bonding company with respect to labour, materials and services bonds in multiple lawsuits totalling several million dollars brought by subcontractors and suppliers of major general contractors who became insolvent
  • An operator of a hydroelectric facility in an application for a declaratory judgment recognizing the transfer of a dam and a water power lease
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Construction law, 2009-2021
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2020 - 2021: recommended in Construction Law; Litigation - Corporate Commercial
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America (2019)
  • "COVID-19 et sous‑traitants : ce que vous devez savoir," Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), May 15, 2020.
  • "Éthique et intégrité : nécessité et avantage concurrentiel," 21st Annual Meeting, Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ), February 22, 2018.
  • “Quelles sont les obligations des parties lorsque le donneur d’ouvrage désire réduire l’étendue des travaux suite à l’ouverture des soumissions : la cour d’appel a récemment examiné une telle situation dans l’affaire Cetil,” contract claims conference, Laval University, Quebec City, February 4, 2014, and Montreal, February 19, 2014.
  • “Ce que vous devez savoir quant aux pénalités pour retard en matière de construction,” 15th Annual Meeting, Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ), February 2, 2012.
  • “Les pénalités pour retard en matière de construction : principes applicables et motifs de contestation,” 10e journée d’étude sur les réclamations sur contrats, Continuing Education Department, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Laval University, Quebec City, February 9, 2011.
  • “L’arbitrage : rompre avec les vieilles habitudes pour rendre le processus pleinement efficace, rapide et moins coûteux,” 13th Annual Meeting, Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ), February 11, 2010.
  • “Le pire des règlements vaut-il mieux que le meilleur des jugements,” 8e journée d’étude sur les réclamations sur contrats, Continuing Education Department, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Laval University, Quebec City, February 25, 2009.
  • Canadian Bar Association (Executive of the Construction Section, Quebec)
  • Canadian Maritime Law Association

 

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