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Construction & Engineering

Construction is a diverse, complex and multibillion-dollar industry. The rewards can be high - but with correspondingly high risk. To bring any project to completion, you need practical legal advice and representation during all phases of the construction process to increase your chances of delivering a project on time, on budget and with minimal risks.

At Gowling WLG, we want to be an integral part of your team, providing one-stop advice from project conception to completion. As part of your industry, we understand the issues you face, the obstacles to avoid and how to maintain momentum on any project.

We know that time, quality and cost are the three main drivers in any construction project and ensure that the most appropriate procurement route and contract is chosen.

You'll be engaging a cradle-to-grave team with substantial experience. Our lawyers have worked on all types of projects for all parties in all sectors: infrastructure/P3, energy (hydro-electric, LNG, renewable, nuclear), mining, oil and gas, financial, conventional construction, industrial, residential and commercial. We're a global operation, seamlessly managing your project wherever it's based, whatever the issues.

Our services cover all aspects of construction and engineering:

Project development/non-contentious services

  • Project structuring and financing
  • Permitting and licensing
  • Procurement: RFQs, RFPs, selection/decision process
  • Negotiation and preparation of contract documentation
  • LEED certification and green build

Disputes/contentious services

  • Alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration
  • Claims analysis, management, defence and prosecution
  • Judicial proceedings
  • Adjudication
  • Procurement disputes

Advisory and ancillary construction services

  • Construction employment and labour
  • Workers' compensation and construction health & safety
  • Energy
  • Environmental and regulatory
  • Governmental advisory
  • Construction insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Municipal
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate and land development
  • Surety bonds

We're innovative leaders in legal project management, offering a full-service platform that can address all of your needs for all types of construction projects - be they regional, national or global in scope. Our hands-on approach will guide you from the earliest stages of planning and procurement through to construction and completion, and resolution of disputes.

We understand that your budget is finite and ensure you get the most value from your legal spend by implementing alternative fee arrangements, offering competitive rates and identifying and mitigating risks. Through the use of Practical LPM, our unique legal project management platform, we manage the scope, costs, tasks and resources associated with your file to help keep your legal matters on track, on time and on budget.

In a complex world, we can help you cut through the issues to deliver your projects successfully. Please get in touch to learn more and discuss your requirements.

Key Contacts

Edward (Ted) G. Betts
Edward (Ted) G. Betts

Michael O'Shea
Michael O'Shea

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