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

Email: phuong.ngo@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa



Phuong T.V. Ngo

Ms. Ngo is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office and leads the firm's Procurement Group. She previously served as a Trustee on the firm’s Board of Trustees. She is fully bilingual in English and French, with a strong command of Vietnamese, and has extensive experience advising clients - whether bidders or owners - on the laws and policies relating to public procurements.

With more than two decades' experience, 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."

Phuong's practice encompasses training and providing strategic legal advice on the design and conduct of procurement processes, proposal preparation, government terms and conditions, drafting procurement documentation, compliance, and representation in related litigation and disputes. She also has significant experience representing major clients in bid protests and related litigation.

Phuong is an advocate in the Ontario Court, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

Career & Recognition

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Memberships

  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • The Advocates' Society

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

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