Construction Law

Construction law is captivating as it deals with an industry that is strongly correlated to the health of our economy. It encompasses a myriad of participants, including engineers, architects, entrepreneurs, construction workers and professionals, as well as regulatory agencies such as the Commission de la construction du Québec (Construction Industry Commission), the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité (Occupational Health and Safety Board) and the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (Quebec Building Board), to name only a few.

Construction law requires that legal advisors practicing in this sector are also knowledgeable about real estate law, construction legislation, the different contractual and public tender methods and the contract attribution rules.

Construction law attorneys must also master commercial law and corporate law, and not hesitate to meet with clients on construction sites. We make sure we speak the language of the industry and thoroughly understand the challenges of, for example, an important infrastructure worksite or a large urban real estate project.

We represent construction companies, entrepreneurs and project managers.

Our Construction Law and Commercial Litigation groups both comprise experienced attorneys capable of initiating construction claims of all kinds, and representing any company or institution involved in litigation.

 

Key Services

  • Governmental and ministerial authorizations (institutional projects, hospitals)
  • Bureau des soumissions déposées du Québec (Quebec Bid Depository System) – public tenders
  • Specifications – legal aspects
  • Performance and bid bonds
  • Construction contracts
  • Housing development agreements
  • Limited partnership agreements
  • Co-ownership agreements
  • Construction licenses and demolition permits
  • Publication of notices of legal hypothec in the construction industry
  • Construction litigation: professional liability
  • Negotiation with municipalities (infrastructures)
  • Public-private partnerships (PPP)
  • Notice of exercise of hypothecary right
  • Debt collection and recourses
  • Drafting of legal opinions – latent defects and defective work