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John Haythorne

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John Haythorne is a leading construction, infrastructure and procurement lawyer and past National Co-Chair of Dentons Canada’s Infrastructure and PPP group. He practises in the areas of construction, engineering and infrastructure, with special emphasis on negotiating, drafting and advising on contracts. He is particularly experienced in public-private partnerships, advising owners on the structure and administration of procurement and legal issues relating to design and construction. He has acted for municipal, healthcare authorities and the Province of British Columbia advising on the law relating to tenders, requests for proposals and complex procurements. John began his career practising in construction litigation. John is a Registered Professional Engineer, and prior to entering law he worked as a Professional Engineer on infrastructure projects. His unique background as an engineer allows him to focus on practical and workable solutions for clients. For more, visit


Called to Bar: 1981 (BC).

Professional Memberships

Fellow: Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, Engineers Canada, Geoscientists Canada. Member: BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.