Marianne has over 20 years of experience as a commercial lawyer. A significant portion of Marianne's practice encompasses public procurement, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. She advises clients on the development, preparation and ongoing administration of public tenders and procurement processes, and the development and negotiation of commercial agreements for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of infrastructure.
In her procurement practice, Marianne acts for domestic and international clients in a wide range of sectors, including transit and transportation, civil infrastructure, roads and bridges, water and wastewater, health-care services, information technology, gaming, energy and mining. She also regularly acts for both procuring entities and bidders with respect to conducting a successful procurement process, fairness issues, mitigating procurement risk and avoiding compliance issues. In particular, Marianne has expertise in the procurement of mega infrastructure development projects and alternative finance and procurement projects across multiple jurisdictions, including municipal, provincial, federal and international, and has been at the forefront of many municipal PPP projects.
Marianne also regularly advises clients on a variety of commercial agreements across a range of sectors for goods, services and construction.