Major project development is at the heart of Canada’s economy, driving the energy, mining, power and infrastructure sectors. Blakes lawyers are at the forefront, with leading practitioners and teams in each of our Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa offices.
At Blakes, we advise clients during all phases of the project, from the initial concept through procurement, bidding, permitting, structuring and securing financing, design, construction and operation, and related negotiations and disputes, continually offering legal and strategic guidance. Our project teams are well supported by experienced real estate, tax, Indigenous, environmental and regulatory practitioners and construction litigators, advising on liens, prompt payment and payment adjudication, insolvencies, insurance, risk management, and dispute resolution.
Drawing from a diverse pool of expertise, we have advised on a broad range of projects, including major initiatives involving roads, bridges, transit, hospitals, courthouses and other public buildings, energy and pipelines, power generation and transmission, water, wastewater, and communications.
Our clients value our integrated approach to their projects. We operate globally, sharing information, resources and opportunities. Through our network of offices, we are able to provide our clients with a truly seamless experience addressing all of their legal needs. Offering more than legal counsel, we strive to become our clients’ partner in the execution of these major projects.