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