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Construction & Engineering

Construction is a multibillion-dollar industry. Whether residential or commercial construction, institutional development or P3 work, the stakes are high and the rewards even higher. Gowling WLG is here to provide practical legal advice and representation in all phases of the construction and engineering process — from project conception to completion.

We offer leading expertise on all matters relating to construction and engineering, including negotiation and preparation of all types and forms of contract documentation; deal structuring and financing; claims analysis, management, defence and prosecution; judicial proceedings at all levels; and alternate dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Effective legal counsel is critically important to increasing the chances of completing your project on time, on budget and with minimal risks, and our goal is to be an integral member of your team. As part of a global law firm, Gowling WLG is home to over 700 legal professionals across Canada, many of whom specialize in areas of law directly related to the construction and engineering industry, including:


Our contract services include assistance with the bidding, tendering and RFP/RFQ process, land acquisitions and security issues, regulatory approvals, and the protection of intellectual property and confidentiality requirements. Our litigation services include advancing and defending lien rights and claims, receivership and bankruptcy matters, third party and product liability, and statutory liabilities, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

On May 31, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, was introduced in the Ontario Legislature. This represents a major change in construction law in Ontario. Do you want to stay up to speed on the Construction Lien Act (CLA) amendments?

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If you're looking for strong experience, top-notch advice and unparalleled service, Gowling WLG is the go-to choice. To learn more about how we can help you succeed, please contact Ted Betts or any member of our team.

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