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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. Providing practical legal advice and representation during all phases of the construction process – from project conception to completion – Gowlings’ National Construction Law Group will support you every step of the way.

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Gowlings is the go-to choice for clients seeking strong experience, top-notch advice and unparalleled service. We offer timely expertise on all matters relating to 

the construction process, 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.

Our goal is to be an integral part of our clients’ construction teams. Good legal counsel is critically important in increasing the chances of bringing a project in on time, on budget and with minimal risks. As part of one of Canada’s largest full-service law firms, Gowlings’ construction lawyers have access to over 700 professionals across the country who practice in related areas of law such as environmental, regulatory, employment and labour, occupational health and safety, financial services, Aboriginal, real estate, municipal, energy, intellectual property, professional liability, insurance, surety bonds and government services. 


We provide contract services that 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.


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