At DS Lawyers Canada, we understand the scope and complexity of infrastructure projects and major projects. We have the expertise and experience to provide you with the specialized legal advice you need to deal with government and para-public contracting authorities, for example, in order to bring your projects to fruition. Our team of lawyers experienced in the law governing infrastructure and major projects will support you through the legal challenges you face, in collaboration with our business and litigation teams in some cases.
Legal services for infrastructure and major projects
DS Lawyers Canada offers a full range of legal services tailored to the specific needs of infrastructure projects and major projects. We work closely with developers, builders and general contractors, contracting authorities, investors and lenders, as well as with government, public and para-public entities and other stakeholders, to coordinate the various elements and players and to help our customers achieve their business objectives. Here are some of the services we can offer in these areas:
Project development: Efficient and orderly organization and structuring of infrastructure and major projects from the earliest stages, taking legal, financial and operational aspects into account. We can assist you in negotiating and drafting public-private partnership agreements, franchise agreements, construction contracts and other key documents, as well as in developing and implementing the corporate structure and legal vehicles required for projects, including structures for corporations, general partnerships and limited partnerships.
Project financing: We can help you find the right financing for your project, during interim periods or for the duration of the project, with various financial partners in the industry. We can advise and represent you in connection with the various steps and financing options available, whether it be traditional bank financing or financing through institutional or private investors or investment funds, and even in setting up public-private partnerships or other forms of financial and strategic partnership. We can assist and advise you on the overall structure of your project financing, from start to finish, including the drafting and negotiation of financing agreements, management of guarantees and securities, risk management, and all the legal aspects of project financing, financing of capital and other assets, and related matters.
Risk management and compliance: We will help you identify, assess and manage the legal risks associated with your infrastructure and major projects, such as when threats or critical or adverse events arise. We can start by helping you establish compliance policies and procedures. We can also assist you with managing permits and the related regulatory aspects, including obtaining and renewing permits, accreditations, external authorizations or agency consents, and even with public or private tenders.
This can also entail preventing disputes with government bodies and local authorities, for example, and managing and resolving any disagreements that may arise.
Contracts and negotiations: We will draw up and analyze a multitude of contracts required for your projects, such as design contracts, construction contracts, contracts of enterprise or for services, operating agreements, maintenance contracts, leases and subleases, occupancy agreements, easements or servitudes of right of way, as well as various "customized" contracts or agreements for atypical situations. We will help you negotiate practical and suitable agreements, and we will advise you on how to protect your interests throughout the process.
Arbitration and dispute resolution: In collaboration with our litigation and dispute resolution sector in most cases, we can assist, represent and advise you with the prevention, management and resolution of the many different types of disputes and conflicts that can arise in connection with your infrastructure and major projects. We will act as your legal counsel and strategic partner in defending your interests and coming up with innovative solutions to preserve well-established business relationships. We have extensive experience in commercial arbitration and dispute resolution in the field of infrastructure and major projects and in related areas such as construction law, real estate law, public and administrative law, as well as criminal and statutory law.
Why choose DS Lawyers Canada?
DS Lawyers Canada is recognized for its expertise in infrastructure and major project law, and for its commitment to supporting key players in this sector. We understand the complex issues you face, and we are committed to providing you with high-quality, practical services and advice through a pragmatic, tailored approach.