Construction, Infrastructure
and Procurement

Overview

Helping you manage your risk. That’s what we mean by a different kind of practice.

Our Team

Our team regularly advises all stakeholders in the construction industry. We serve clients involved in building both infrastructure, including factories, civil engineering structures and scientific laboratories, and in complex private and public projects. Our primary mission is to enable you to better manage the risks arising from your construction projects. Our team can support you throughout the project, from the planning stages through its completion.

Construction Litigation

Our professionals specialized in construction litigation have a broad experience in representing clients before the courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation. Our frequent use of alternative dispute resolution methods has enabled us to develop particularly effective expertise in this area. Our team also works closely with members from the firm’s other areas of practice to offer you the expertise and service you require to prevent and resolve potential disputes during the realization of your projects.

Our expertise covers contractual claims and additional costs, the failure to meet completion targets, litigation relating to competitive bids and professional liability. To effectively manage technical and complex litigation, we work closely with our colleagues in the engineering, architecture and accounting fields.

Public Private Partnerships

The modernization of large urban infrastructure, including hospitals, bridges, highways and waterworks, is key for anyone in the construction market. Without excluding more traditional financing models, the approach often used is that of the public private partnership (PPP).

BCF actively participates in developing the infrastructure market in Quebec by handling matters in the transportation and healthcare sectors for key local and international players. Our clients include financial institutions, engineers, architects, builders and operators.

Regardless of the project’s scope, our professionals have the expertise and experience required in financing, construction law, engineering services and architecture, real estate and outsourcing of operations. In addition, our areas of practice, such as tax, labour, environmental and health, and securities law can meet other specific needs that arise in infrastructurerelated files.

Development Partnerships and Specific Contracts

Our expertise in the area of development partnerships serves builders, promoters, investors and contractors in the construction industry. To successfully carry out your projects, our team works closely with BCF’s other strategic teams, including the real estate team.

Our professionals have extensive experience in drafting complex contracts, particularly as part of mixed contracts combining types of obligations shared by several partners or for contracts specific to a particular project. We also support you in your search for business partners and investors for different infrastructure and construction projects.

Construction Project Financing

Our team also works closely with the firm’s financing group. It represents many lenders and investors involved in the construction industry. The solid relationships this group has developed with these players enable our clients to benefit from optimal financing options and to focus on carrying out their projects. This group ensures that the various lenders and investors are familiar with the reality of this market and adapt their offer and financing conditions accordingly.

We also represent promoters and developers seeking financing, who can benefit from our network of institutional and private investors.

François Beaudry

Partner, Lawyer

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François Beaudry

514 397-6729

Jean-François Bienjonetti

418 649-5470

Marc-Étienne Boucher

514 787-6777

Véronique Briand-Carle

418 649-5478

Barbara Ann Cain

418 649-5498

Janie Chaloux

514 397-6952

Stéphan Charles-Grenon

418 692-4516

Frédéric Côté

Partner, Lawyer

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Frédéric Côté

514 397-4591

Jean-François Dagenais

514 397-2645

Emmanuelle Demers

514 397-6883

Julie Dorion

418 694-2916

Nicolas Gosselin

Partner, Lawyer

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Nicolas Gosselin

418 266-4505

Marc-André Groulx

514 397-6945

Nicolas Guimond

418 692-4157

Marie-Julie Lafleur

418 649-5461

Émilie Leblanc

418 692-5535

Eric Orlup

Partner, Lawyer

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Eric Orlup

418 692-4139

Roseline Ouellette

514 397-6898

Eric Ouimet

Partner, Lawyer, FCIArb

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Eric Ouimet

514 397-6925

Claudia Parent

418 649-4727

Simon Pelletier

Partner, Lawyer, Engineer

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Simon Pelletier

514 397-6719

Patrice Picard

Partner, Lawyer

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Patrice Picard

514 397-6712

Isabel Pouliot

418 692-4138

Joseph-André Roy

418 649-5496

Bénédicte St-Gelais

418 649-5494

Jacinthe Thibault

Paralegal, Litigation

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Jacinthe Thibault

418 694-2920 #6475

Julien Tricart

418 649-5641

Mario Welsh

Managing Partner for the Québec office, Lawyer

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Mario Welsh

418 649-5473