Construction and Infrastructure

Miller Thomson’s National Construction Law and Infrastructure team is one of the largest and most active in Canada. Our in-depth knowledge of the construction sector combined with our diversified expertise enable us to provide you with comprehensive legal services designed to address any situation.

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Miller Thomson recipient of APECQ Business of the Year Award

Miller Thomson was presented the Business of the Year Award in the Manufacturer-Supplier category at the annual Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec (APECQ) President’s Gala on June 1, 2018. This distinction acknowledges the quality and consistency of...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2018

Miller Thomson earned a top Band 1 ranking for two practice areas in the 2018 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded for “its novel and innovative approach to complex matters arising within the charitable and non-profit market,”...

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Lexpert names five Miller Thomson Partners as leading infrastructure lawyers

Lexpert has published their annual Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. Among the diverse group of Lexpert-ranked practitioners serving the Infrastructure sector in the 2017 edition are: Aaron Atcheson, London Normand D’Amour, Montréal John Doolan, Vancouver...

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Miller Thomson recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” for expertise in Construction Law by Best Lawyers

Miller Thomson has been named the 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” for expertise in Construction Law. These awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area (nationwide). Awards are determined based on a...

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Jasmin Lefebvre, Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers

Jasmin Lefebvre, partner and member of Miller Thomson’s Construction Law team, has been admitted as a Fellow of the prestigious Canadian College of Construction Lawyers (CCCL), an association which includes a select group of about 70 lawyers who are recognized...

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Miller Thomson’s construction law team is growing

We are pleased to welcome Lampros Stougiannos and Karine Carrier who are joining our Construction and Infrastructure Group at our Montréal office, as partner and associate respectively. Lampros has significant expertise in the negotiation and drafting of construction and infrastructure...

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Miller Thomson extends reach within construction sector

Miller Thomson LLP has recruited five leading Québec construction lawyers to its Montreal group. Partners Guy Gilain LL.L. and Jasmin Lefebvre LL.M., as well as associates Yannick Forget, Philip Thibodeau and Gerry Argento have joined the firm from De Grandpré...

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Guy Gilain et Andréanne Sansoucy au 21e congrès annuel de la CEGQ

Guy Gilain et Andréanne Sansoucy aborderont le sujet de la fin des travaux dans l’industrie de la construction lors du 21e congrès annuel de la CEGQ qui se tient du 21 au 23 février 2018 à l’Hôtel Hilton Québec. Comment définir...

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Jasmin Lefebvre et Yannick Forget au 21e congrès annuel de la CEGQ

Jasmin Lefebvre et Yannick Forget aborderont le sujet des appels d’offres dans l’industrie de la construction lors du 21e congrès annuel de la CEGQ qui se tient du 21 au 23 février 2018 à l’Hôtel Hilton Québec. Appels d’offres : enjeux...

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Guy Gilain est conférencier à la 17e Journée d’étude sur les réclamations sur contrats

Guy Gilain offre une conférence intitulée « Revue de la jurisprudence » lors de la 17e Journée d’étude sur les réclamations sur contrats organisée par le Service de formation continue de la Faculté des sciences et de génie de l’Université...

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Guy Gilain et Jasmin Lefebvre offrent une série de trois conférences sur l’appel d’offres du point de vue du soumissionnaire et l’hypothèque légale de la construction

En partenariat avec la Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ), Miller Thomson offre une série de trois déjeuners-conférences sur l’appel d’offres du point de vue du soumissionnaire et l’hypothèque légale de la construction. Première partie : L’appel d’offres du point de...

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Leanna Olson, Fergus Schappert and Evan Valeriote present construction disputes seminar

Leanna Olson, Fergus Schappert and Evan Valeriote present “If the Shoe Was on the Other Foot, What Would You Do?” for the Calgary Construction Association. The seminar runs through a scenario of resolving a problem from the perspective of an owner, contractor,...

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Dražen Bulat co-chairs Canadian Institute construction seminar

Dražen Bulat co-chairs the Canadian Institute’s Managing Risk in Construction Contracts Toronto seminar.

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Rosa Mauro speaks on tendering process in construction

Rosa Mauro speaks on “Issues with the Tendering Process in the Construction Industry” at the Canadian Institute’s Managing Risk in Construction Contracts Toronto seminar.

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Tim McGurrin speaks at Construction Lien Act Reform Review Round Table Discussion

Tim McGurrin speaks at GVCA Construction Lien Act Reform Review Round Table Discussion.

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Miller Thomson speaks at CEGQ conference

Anik Pierre-Louis and Louis-Michel Tremblay present “Appels d’offres dirigés : Un aperçu des leçons tirées de la jurisprudence” on February 24. Guy Gilain presents “Le calcul des pertes de productivité à la lumière de la jurisprudence récente” on February 25....

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Andréanne Sansoucy presents training session for Contractors Association

Andréanne Sansoucy presents a training session for the members of AQEI in Quebec City on February 18, 2016 and in Montreal on February 25, 2016. This training entitled Se prévaloir efficacement des cautionnements de contrats de construction au regard de...

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New Rules Affecting Construction Law in Ontario

New Rules Affecting Construction Law in Ontario What You Need to Know and the Impact of the Law on Your Business Miller Thomson’s Construction and Infrastructure Group invites you to a complimentary seminar to walk you through Ontario’s recent and...

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Edmonton Construction Seminar: Limiting Risk Through Contract

William Kenny, Scott Hammel and Mark Alexander host a breakfast seminar on Limiting Risk Through Contract on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation...

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Calgary Construction Seminar: Limiting Risk Through Contract

William Kenny, Scott Hammel and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Limiting Risk Through Contract on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation...

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Miller Thomson 2018 Saskatoon Construction Law Conference

Please join us on Friday, April 13, 2018, for a half day conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics...

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Miller Thomson 2018 Regina Construction Law Conference

Please join us on Thursday, April 12, 2018, for a daylong conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics which...

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Miller Thomson 2018 Montréal Construction Law Conference

Featuring: claims, blockchain, quantification of damages, insurance, AMF, tax, cannabis and more! Join us on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 for a daylong conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep appraised of the most recent developments...

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Calgary Construction Seminar- Integrated Project Delivery

William Kenny and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Integrated Project Delivery- What are the terms? This seminar will focus on Integrated Project Delivery Agreements: how they are different than traditional construction contracts; the goals and challenges of these...

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L’appel d’offres du point de vue du soumissionnaire et l’hypothèque légale de la construction

En partenariat avec la Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ), Miller Thomson offre une série de trois déjeuners-conférences sur l’appel d’offres du point de vue du soumissionnaire et l’hypothèque légale de la construction. Première partie : L’appel d’offres du point de...

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Saskatoon Construction Seminar- Contracts & Claims

William Kenny,  Scott Hammel and Chad Eggerman host a breakfast seminar on Contracts & Claims on Thursday, October 12 2017. Date: Thursday, October 12 2017 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Saskatoon Club 417 21 Street E Saskatoon, SK To...

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Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Montreal

Le développement de tout projet d’envergure peut générer de nombreux enjeux en matière environnementale que ce soit au niveau de l’obtention des permis requis, de l’acceptabilité sociale, de la gestion des risques dans les contrats d’approvisionnement ou du financement. Le...

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The Importance of the Standard of Review in Judicial Appeals of Arbitration Awards

In 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two separate decisions regarding appeals of arbitration awards: Attorney General of Quebec v. Ronald Guérin, [2017]  2 SCR 3 (“Guérin”) and Teal Cedar v. British Columbia, [2017] 1 SCR 688 (“Teal Cedar”)....

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Settlement Releases and Unforeseen Claims

In May 2017, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled on the rarely heard matter of the scope of a release of claims.[1] Specifically, it touched on how settlement releases should be interpreted when considering claims that were unknown at...

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Principes de base en matière de quantification des dommages

Recueil de textes de la conférence Miller Thomson 2018 en droit de la construction  1. Introduction Le fondement du recours en dommages-intérêts est la responsabilité civile qui peut être « contractuelle », en cas de manquement à une obligation contenue dans un...

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Preuve de compétence et d’expérience – une condition d’admissibilité majeure?

Journal L’Entrepreneur Général – Édition printemps 2018 Dans EBC inc. c. Ville de Montréal , le tribunal souligne que le fait qu’un donneur d’ouvrage exige, dans le cadre d’un appel d’offres, que les soumissionnaires démontrent leur compétence ou leur expérience...

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The New Construction Act: Five Things You Need to Know by July 1, 2018

On July 1, 2018, the Ontario Construction Lien Act will become the Construction Act (the “Act”). This name change reflects the broader scope of the legislation. Not only has the Act been revised, several entirely new sections have been added...

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Les clauses d’arbitrage et leur portée

Journal Constructo – 11 mai 2018 Les clauses d’arbitrage, également connues sous le vocable « clauses compromissoires », sont très fréquentes dans les différents contrats de construction. Dans certains cas, l’arbitrage est optionnel, alors que dans d’autres, il est  obligatoire. Une « clause...

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Ontario to Regulate Excess Soil

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has taken the next step towards a brand new regulatory regime that will dramatically affect the construction and real estate sectors. The Ministry has posted for comment a draft On-site and Excess...

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Beauregard c. Groupe CRH Canada : Attention aux nuisances à l’extérieur du chantier !

Journal Constructo – 27 avril 2018 La question des nuisances est de première importance lors de gestion de chantier : atténuer le bruit, éviter les poussières, minimiser les vibrations, etc. Ces préoccupations sont communes à tout projet de construction d’envergure et...

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Two recent appellate decisions discuss discretion and privilege clauses in a competitive bidding process

The courts of appeal of British Columbia and Alberta have recently released decisions dealing with the effect of discretion and privilege clauses often used by owners in calls for competitive bids.[1] Though privilege clauses and discretion clauses are different, they...

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What’s Happening

Miller Thomson’s Saskatchewan Team Hosts Regina and Saskatoon Construction Law Seminars for Construction Week On Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, 2018, the Miller Thomson Saskatchewan Construction law team, presented back to back half-day seminars in Regina and Saskatoon. ...

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Agellan Commercial REIT completes $42.2 million disposition of portion of Parkway Place

Counsel to Agellan Commercial REIT

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Mill Street & Co. acquires Parliament Building Supplies

Counsel to Janeric Engineering dba Parliament Building Supplies

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Mortgage lender negotiates construction financing with apartment developer to finance construction of residential rental portfolio

Counsel to an independent real estate lender

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Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law

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