Dentons Canada LLP

Construction Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Notable team that is developing a solid presence in the construction sphere. Well recognised for its involvement in significant infrastructure developments. Often engaged on front-end construction mandates, with additional expertise in contentious matters.

Strengths"They think outside the box," reported one source, adding: "They bring together novelty and originality."

Work highlights Acted for the Régie Régionale de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Nunavik on its over CAD2 million counterclaim concerning alleged design deficiencies of a building in Puvirnituq.

Notable practitioners

Montréal-based
Jean-Pierre Dépelteau
has a wealth of experience in the drafting and negotiation for the full gamut of construction agreements, including EPM contracts.

Front-end construction lawyer
John Haythorne
is noted by sources for his provision of "excellent and practical advice," with an interviewee reporting that his "knowledge of the design-build construction process is invaluable."


Karen Martin
has impressive expertise in construction matters concerning infrastructure projects. Managing a broad portfolio of matters including dispute resolution, contract development and risk mitigation, she offers skilled counsel in arbitration and litigation.