Phuong T.V. Ngo Partner Leader - Procurement Group

Speaks:  English, French, Vietnamese

Year of Call: 2000 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0236

Fax: +1 613-788-3520


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Primary office:  Ottawa

Phuong T.V. Ngo

Phuong Ngo is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office practicing in the Advocacy Group. She leads the firm's Procurement Group and also maintains a health law and medical defence practice. Phuong also previously served as a Trustee on the firm's Board of Trustees. She is fully bilingual and practices in both official languages. She also has a strong command of Vietnamese.

In her procurement practice, Phuong advises on the laws and policies relating to public procurements. Her clients include bidders and owners. She regularly provides training and strategic advice on the design and conduct of procurement processes, proposal preparation, government terms and conditions, procurement documentation and compliance matters. Phuong also has significant experience representing major clients in procurement-related disputes, including official bid protests and related litigation. Phuong is an advocate in the Ontario Court, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

With more than two decades' experience in the procurement space, Phuong is routinely recognized as a leader in her field by Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada, and Chambers Canada, the latter of which has described her as "great at zeroing in on the legal issues at hand, while also raising practical business considerations when running through solutions to problems."

In her medical defence and health law practice, Phuong represents medical professionals in civil litigation and regulatory matters. She has appeared before the Ontario Court, regulatory bodies and administrative tribunals. Phuong's area of particular focus is in the area of privacy law and matters related to the Personal Health Information Protection Act.

Career & Recognition

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  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • The Advocates' Society
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Phuong speaks and writes frequently on issues related to public sector and private sector procurement.

  • January 2009 - Osgoode's Advanced Legal and Practical Guide to Public Procurement, Toronto, Ontario
  • January 2008 - Canadian Institute Conference on Public Procurement, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • June 2007 and October 2007 - Osgoode Hall Law School Conference on Legal Risk Management for Nurses, Toronto, Ontario, dealing with the topic/paper of Informed Consent and Mature Minors
  • April 2007 and July 2007 - University of Ottawa Jarislowsky Chair in Public Sector Management & Gowlings leadership program "The Federal Accountability Act and You: Changes to government procurement with the enactment of the Federal Accountability Act"
  • December 2006 - Canadian Institute Grants and Contributions Conference, on the topic "Managing the Risk of Fraud: Exploring the Impact of the Federal Accountability Act"
  • November 2006 - Insight Civil Litigation and Administrative Law Conference on strategy planning for administrative tribunals and judicial review. Her paper was entitled Applications for Judicial Review in a Nutshell.
  • September 2006 - Risky Business: Public Trust, Ethics and the Federal Accountability Act Conference, Ottawa, Ontario. For this conference, she co-authored alongside Catherine Beaudoin, the paper Changes to Procurement and Contracting.
  • October 2004 - Treading Carefully: Wining and Dining Under Scrutiny, in Summit Magazine