Counsel Experience

 

Samples of Experience as Counsel at Arbitrations


 An ICC arbitration involving the construction of a smelter - the amount involved was approximately $300 million Can.

 An ICC arbitration involving the supply of valves by a Japanese company to a German company for a project in India

 The defence of a very large delay disruption and cost overrun claim in the construction of a potash plant

 A construction contract involving the construction of a golf course clubhouse

 A construction contract involving the construction of a commercial high rise building

 A construction contract involving the construction of a commercial and residential high rise building

 A construction contract involving the construction of an access road where a landslide caused extensive additional costs

 The repair to the shafting system of a large ferry

 The construction of a fibre glass extrusion factory

 The dismantling of an oil refinery

 Insurance issues arising from the failure of post-tension cables in an office tower

 Duty to defend under a professional E&O policy

 A claim involving the Athletes Village construction for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver


 

Samples of Experience as a Counsel Outside of Arbitration


 Significant cost overruns on a pulp mill boiler upgrade

 Significant claim with respect to a tunnelling project

 Design build claim in respect of the Golden Ears Bridge

 Number of different matters involving IPP Run of the River Projects including tunnelling issues.

 Significant delay and impact claim with respect to the Rio Tinto Kemano upgrade.

 A claim on behalf of the contractor in respect of the Vancouver Light Rapid Transit Project

 A design build claim in respect of a directional drilling contract in the Yukon

 A claim on behalf of the contractor in respect of the renovation of the Lions Gate Bridge

 A claim on behalf of the contractor in respect of the construction of the John Hart Bridge in Prince George

 Claims in respect of the construction of the Lulu Island and Annacis Island waste water treatment plants

 A claim on behalf of the surety in respect of the construction of student housing at UBC

 A claim on behalf of the contractor in respect of the renovation of the Sinclair Centre

 Delay claim arising from the construction of the Chan Centre

 Claims arising from the construction of the Forestry Science Centre

 Claims arising from the design build construction of a power project, including diversion channels, penstocks and power houses

 Claims arising from the failure of post tension cables in office towers and in multi floor residential structures

 Claims arising from the construction of a pulp mill

 Claims arising from the construction of an OSB plant

 Claims arising from the construction of a fibreglass plant

 Claims arising from the construction of a lead smelter

 Claims arising from the failure of a turbine

 Claims arising from the failure of a boiler

 Claims arising from the failure of an electro-static precipitator

 Claims arising from the failure and collapse of a roof of a shopping centre

 Delay and impact claims with respect to the construction of:

  • a section of the light rapid transit system
  • a sewerage treatment plant
  • a multi storey residential structure
  • a hotel

 Claims arising from the construction and renovation of bridges

 Claims arising from the construction of the Cassiar Connector

 Claims arising from the design and fabrication of steel ties for BC Rail

 Claims arising from the design and construction of the right angle drives for a 75 car ferry

 Claims arising from the design and construction of the transfer ramp at the Swartz Bay Ferry

 Claims arising from the renovation of a 300 car ferry

 Claims arising from the claim of a drywall subcontractor in respect of the construction of the new wing to St. Paul’s Hospital

 Claims arising from the construction of the Waterfront Centre

 Claims arising from the construction of the new building at Vancouver General Hospital

 Claims arising from the failure of an elevator at St. Paul’s Hospital

 Claims arising from the death of workers during the course of construction of the ALRT Millennium Line and the Richmond Connector Bridge, and a patient at Vancouver General Hospital during renovations at the Hospital

 Claims arising from the renovation of the historic Tom Lee Music Building

 Various leaky condo claims for residential buildings and schools