Projects

Miller Thomson’s Projects Group has extensive experience in advising clients on the development, financing, construction and operation of projects across a range of sectors including energy and natural resources, infrastructure, waste, water and wastewater projects. We represent a range of clients including domestic and foreign owners, developers, lenders, contractors and suppliers through the project development process, as well as on the acquisition, divestiture and finance of projects. Our Group includes dedicated projects, energy, finance and construction lawyers from each of our 12 offices across Canada. We draw from our team of other specialist lawyers, as required, to provide clients with a multidisciplinary group of experienced legal advisors tailored to any particular project.

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Chad Eggerman comments on renewable energy opportunities

Chad Eggerman, National Co-Leader of Miller Thomson’s Projects Group, recently did a Q&A with Canadian Clean Energy Conferences on renewable energy in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He comments on some of the challenges developers face, as well as how to best capitalize...

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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 lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Miller Thomson contributes to Construction & Engineering Law Guide 2016

The International Comparative Legal Guide to Construction & Engineering Law 2016 was recently released, covering issues in construction and engineering laws and regulations for a number of jurisdictions. William Kenny (Edmonton, Calgary) and Leanna Olson (Calgary) authored the chapter for...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized for superior client service

We are pleased to announce that two partners, Douglas Best and William Kenny are recipients of Client Choice 2016 awards. Douglas Best, of our Toronto office, is Chair of Miller Thomson’s National Corporate Fraud Asset Recovery Group. He has been...

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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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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canada 2013

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that 10 of its lawyers have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal Special Report Canada 2013 in six of the publication’s researched practice areas. The firm’s ranked lawyers with comments by reviewers are: Construction Scott J....

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized for expertise in energy law by Lexpert

Congratulations to Miller Thomson and five of its lawyers who are included in Lexpert‘s November 2013 “Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers”. The annual edition, which appears as an insert in the October 25th issue of The Globe and Mail Report on Business,...

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Andy Chan and Aaron Atcheson selected by Lexpert as “Lawyers to Watch”

We are pleased to announce that Andy Chan and Aaron Atcheson were recently selected as Lawyers to Watch in the Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Both Andy and Aaron were recognized as one...

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Chad Eggerman and Grant Sprague, Q.C. speak at renewable energy conference

Chad Eggerman and Grant Sprague, Q.C. are speakers at the Alberta & Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Summit 2017. Chad presents on the topic of “Opportunities and Challenges for Renewables in Saskatchewan”. Grant chairs the keynote session on “Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program”.

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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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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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Rosa Mauro speaks on supply chain management

Rosa Mauro presents “Effective Strategies for Optimal Risk Management in the Supply Chain” at ProcureCon Canada 2016.

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Dražen Bulat speaks at construction law seminar

Dražen Bulat presents a lecture on “The Role and Responsibilities of the Owners of Construction Projects, Contractors, and Design Professionals” as part of the Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law Program.

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Dražen Bulat speaks on construction contracting and tendering

Dražen Bulat is a speaker at the 7th Public Construction Contracting and Tendering workshop hosted by Federated Press.

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Drazen Bulat and Bill Pigott will be presenting at the Ontario General Contractors Association Symposium IX at Blue Mountain

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Calgary Construction Seminar- Contracts & Claims

William Kenny,  Scott Hammel and Philip Carson host a breakfast seminar on Contracts & Claims on Wednesday March 22nd 2017. Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Ranchmen’s Club 710 13 Ave SW Calgary...

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Edmonton Construction Seminar- Contracts & Claims

William Kenny,  Scott Hammel and Darin Hannaford host a breakfast seminar on Contracts & Claims on Tuesday March 21st 2017. Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Delta Edmonton South 4404 Gateway...

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Calgary Construction Prompt Payment Seminar

William Kenny and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Prompt Payments. 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation

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Edmonton Construction Prompt Payment Seminar

William Kenny and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Prompt Payments. 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation

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Managing Risk in Construction

Miller Thomson hosts a 1 hour breakfast seminar on June 24, 2016. Topics discussed include insuring against risk in construction projects and judicial consideration of exclusion clauses found in contracts of insurance. Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. –...

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Managing Risk in Construction

Miller Thomson hosts a 1 hour breakfast seminar on June 22, 2016. Topics discussed include insuring against risk in construction projects and judicial consideration of exclusion clauses found in contracts of insurance. Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. –...

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Construction Contract Security Seminar

William Kenny, QC,  Leanna Olson and Emma Johnston host a breakfast seminar on Contract Security on May 31, 2016. Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Delta...

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Construction Contract Security Seminar

William Kenny, QC and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Contract Security on May 25, 2016. Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Ranchmen’s Club...

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Construction Law Seminar

The Montréal Construction Team of Miller Thomson presents the first edition of its major annual construction conference. The half-day seminar aims to offer to all construction professionals an inside look at the latest developments in the field of construction law. Topics:...

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Edmonton Construction Seminar – Update

This seminar focuses on: Claims Avoidance Contract Drafting and Risk Management Workplace Health and Safety, and Workplace Conduct Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Holiday...

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Prompt Payment for Federal Projects

Construction Canada

Prompt payment legislation is intended to keep cash flowing down the construction pyramid, from the owner to the contractor and its subcontractors and suppliers.

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CCDC Issues New Documents

Canadian Consulting Engineer, August/September 2016

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee recently issued two new documents that relate to procurement practices in the industry.

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Recours annoncé en révision des appels d’offres

Journal Constructo – 4 août 2016 Dans la foulée des recommandations contenues au rapport de la Commission Charbonneau, le gouvernement a tout récemment publié le Projet de loi 108, destiné notamment à créer l’Autorité des marchés publics ( ” l’Autorité ” ). Or,...

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Réclamation à la caution des travaux supplémentaires : Quels sont les principes applicables ?

Journal Constructo – 12 août 2016 Lorsqu’un sous-traitant respecte les formalités prévues au cautionnement de main-d’œuvre et matériaux (de manière générale et sous réserve des particularités de chacun des contrats de cautionnement), ces formalités sont la dénonciation du contrat de...

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International Comparative Legal Guide to Construction & Engineering Law

Chapter on Canada, Click here to view.

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Les pénalités pour retard sont-elles abusives ?

Journal Constructo – 12 juillet 2016 Récemment, la Cour supérieure a eu à se prononcer sur cette question dans l’affaire Excavation Gilbert Théorêt inc. c. Montréal (Ville de), 2016 QCCS 2325.  Dans cette affaire, Excavation Gilbert Théorêt inc. (ci-après « Théorêt »)...

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La discrétion dans l’analyse des soumissions

Journal Constructo – 22 juin 2016 Par notre récente chronique intitulée « L’injonction pour ordonner le sursis d’une prise de décision en matière d’adjudication de contrat », nous vous informions de la décision rendue le 21 mars dernier par laquelle...

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Ce que je construis est-ce un immeuble ou un meuble ?

Journal Constructo – 10 mai 2016 Le principe est bien connu dans l’industrie de la construction : celui qui participe à la construction ou à la rénovation d’un immeuble a droit à l’hypothèque légale pour garantir la plus-value donnée à cet...

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L’obligation de renseignement du donneur d’ouvrage et la nécessité de procéder à des investigations géotechniques

Journal Constructo – 26 mai 2016 L’obligation de renseignement incombant à l’entrepreneur était autrefois définie largement par les tribunaux comme le devoir de ce dernier de se renseigner sur tous les aspects du contrat et le tenait responsable de toute...

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Adjudication de contrat : Injonction pour ordonner le sursis d’une décision

Journal Constructo – 26 avril 2016 Le 5 novembre 2015, nous vous relations le cas de Constructions Lavacon inc. c. Icanda Corporation. C’est un dossier où la Cour supérieure a accueilli la demande d’injonction de l’entrepreneur général qui cherchait à...

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Sammons Renewable Energy acquires Sorgent.e Hydro Canada

Counsel to Sammons Renewable Energy

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Leclanché selected for first energy storage project in US

Counsel to Leclanché S.A.

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Saturn Power Inc. acquires 49% interest in solar project portfolio

Counsel to Saturn Power Inc.

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Arbec and co-developers begin construction of Quebec biocrude production facility with $76.5 million in government funding

Counsel to Arbec Forest Products Inc.

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Grasshopper Solar affiliate completes acquisition and project finance of three solar energy facility portfolios

Counsel to GSC Solar Fund I Inc., Grasshopper Solar Corporation’s commercial asset fund

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Leclanché secures US$28.9 million purchase order for landmark Canadian energy storage project

Counsel to Leclanché S.A.

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