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Wasiu Omotoso practises infrastructure and construction law, with emphasis on all models of public-private partnerships (PPP), design-build, construction management, traditional bid-build, and collaborative / progressive methods of project delivery.
A significant portion of Wasiu's experience involves structuring, negotiation and settlement of project documents, such as project agreements, credit agreements, managed equipment services agreements (MESA), lenders' direct agreements, term sheets, prime contracts, subcontracts, as well as teaming, design services, offsite storage, engineering services, joint-venture, bid confirmation, interface, and construction management agreements. Wasiu also provides strategic advice on construction procurement, insurance and bonding risk allocation, post-construction operation and maintenance, project delivery risks, construction claims and contract disputes, including construction liens, trust claims, delay and cost impact recovery, bond claims, and negligence claims.
Prior to joining us, Wasiu was an in-house lawyer at a top ENR construction firm, where he helped deliver notable healthcare, data centre, waste water plants and transit infrastructure projects in Ontario.
Wasiu's commitment to project development and construction is not only demonstrated through his work as a lawyer, but also an educator. He currently teaches law at Angelo Del-Zotto School of Construction Management, where his students value his practical insight and technical rigour.
- LLM, University of Manitoba, 2014
- LL.B (High Distinction), Obafemi Awolowo University, 2010
- Ontario 2016
- Nigeria 2012
Wasiu's representative mandates include:
- Aéroport de Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueil Project – advising Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. and its affiliates in connection with the development, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a new commercial air passenger terminal at Aéroport de Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil in Greater Montréal
- Eagle Mountain – Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project – advising Fortis BC in respect of the procurement and construction of the pipeline and facilities components forming part of the expansion of its existing natural gas transmission system, serving Squamish, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island and the new 50-km gas pipeline between Coquitlam and Squamish, BC
- SmartTrack Stations Projects – advising Metrolinx in connection with the construction of King-Liberty Station, St. Clair West-Old Weston Station and Finch-Kennedy Station, each being delivered under a construction management at-risk model
- Union Station Enhancement RER Project – advising Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx on a project to increase capacity at Union Station through construction of new tracks and platforms and a new station concourse. This project is the first project in Ontario procured using the alliance contracting model
- Ottawa International Airport – New Hangars – advising Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. and its affiliates on the design, development, procurement and construction of two new hangars at the Ottawa International Airport as a design-build project
- Etobicoke General Hospital New Patient Tower – acting for the design-builder on the construction of a new four-storey patient tower, adding larger, state-of-the-art emergency department, CCU/ICU, and a maternal newborn unit with birthing suites. The $330-million project was delivered as a DBFM model (PPP)
- West Park Healthcare Centre Redevelopment – acting for the design-builder to one of the short-listed proponents for the redevelopment project involving the construction of a new hospital building, providing inpatient, outpatient and outreach services. The $1.2-billion project is being delivered as DBFOM model (PPP)
- MacDonald Block Reconstruction – acting for one of the short-listed proponents for the Macblock reconstruction project in Ontario, a $1.53-billion DBFM project (PPP)
- Bay Adelaide Centre North Tower – acting for the construction manager at-risk for the third and final office tower in the Bay Adelaide Centre in downtown Toronto. With 820,000 square feet, the North tower completes the three-million-square-foot Bay Adelaide Centre campus
- Enterprise Data Centre – acting for the design-builder in the delivery and close-out of an enterprise data centre. The $322-million project was delivered as a DBFM model (PPP)
- Adalsteinn Fridrikson Kristiansson Fellowship Award
- David T. Syagias Graduate Fellowship Award
- Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship Award – University of Manitoba
- "Reaching the unserved: Making off-grid renewables attractive to the private sector," Strategic Roundtable | The Africa CEO Forum, Abidjan, June 13, 2022
- "Risk Allocation and Management in Infrastructure & Construction Contracts" (panelist), The Canadian Institute, Toronto, January 25, 2017
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Adjunct Professor, ADZ School of Construction Management, George Brown College
- Canadian Club Toronto
- Society of Construction Law – North America