Co-Chairs

John S. Logan, Managing Partner, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver, B.C. John is a founding partner of Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP. He has tried his fair share of cases, and feels particularly suited to dispute work as he can recall only the victories. He represents a long list of companies involved in the construction industry, including many of the largest contractors in British Columbia and Canada. John frequently acts as an arbitrator, referee, or mediator in commercial and construction disputes. He has an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell in both construction and commercial litigation; has been included once in a while in the LEXPERT ALM 500 as one of the top 500 lawyers in Canada; and is rated as one of British Columbia’s top construction lawyers by Lexpert, Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, and Who’s Who Legal. He is regarded by his mother as the best lawyer in the universe.

   

J. Marc MacEwing, Associate Counsel, SHK Law Corporation, Vancouver, BC. Mr. MacEwing has practiced extensively in the area of construction law since 1982, focusing on builders liens, tendering disputes, the preparation and analysis of contract documents, and construction–related litigation. Mr. MacEwing has been “Repeatedly Recommended” by the Lexpert Directory as a Leading Practitioner in the construction law practice area for B.C., Peer Review Rated “Very High” for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and included in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the Construction Law practice area, and is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He is a member of the editorial board and a contributor to The Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. British Columbia Builders Liens Practice Manual. Mr. MacEwing is the author of more than 175 published articles on construction law topics and is a frequent lecturer to design professional and construction trade bodies, educational institutions and business and trade seminars.

 

 

Faculty

   

Ryan R. Chalmers, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver, BC. Ryan is a partner in the Construction, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships (P3), and Projects Practice Groups specializing in procurement and contract law. Ryan assists clients to structure and run effective and optimized procurements. He drafts and negotiates all manner of project agreements, including design build, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation agreements, equipment supply, and supply and install agreements. He also has extensive experience advising architects and engineers with services agreements. Prior to joining Dentons, Ryan was Legal Counsel to SNC-Lavalin, one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction companies. Ryan is past-Chair of the Construction Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, and is a regular author and speaker for both legal and industry audiences.

   

Christopher W. Eagles, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver, BC. Christopher Eagles is a partner in BLG’s Corporate Commercial Group in the Vancouver office. Chris practises general commercial law, with a particular emphasis on the areas of public-private partnerships, procurement and infrastructure including drafting, negotiating and reviewing public-private partnerships, design-build, integrated project delivery, construction, consulting, supply and related agreements.

   

Carrie Fleming, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver, B.C. Carrie’s practice focuses on infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships (P3s) in various sectors (including transport, IT, accommodation) and on energy projects. Carrie has advised both commercial sponsors and funders on infrastructure projects at all stages of the procurement process, and has also worked on secondary market products involving P3 projects. Before joining Blakes in 2012, Carrie worked for 14 years at a major international law firm in London, England, practicing in their global infrastructure and project finance group.

   

John Haythorne, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver, BC. Mr. Haythorne is the Vancouver lead and 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 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. From 1997-1998, John was the President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He then served on the national Canadian Council of Professional Engineers from 2000 to 2002. John is a frequent lecturer on all matters relating to construction law, procurement and P3s.

 

Charlene Hiller, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver, B.C. Charlene’s practice is focused on environmental, energy, mining, and infrastructure. She is the lead lawyer at Fasken Martineau to address contaminated property, waste management , and compliance with environmental laws. She has experience with supply, construction, and related contracts for industrial and commercial clients and on major projects. She also advises on contracts that require obtaining environmental assessment and project approvals and arrangements with First Nations, including joint ventures, participation agreements, exploration agreements, impact benefit agreements, and accommodation agreements.

   

David W. Little, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver, BC. David Little has a practice focused on construction and infrastructure projects, procurement, public-private partnerships, alternative service delivery and other development. David has extensive experience with industrial, commercial, and public sector institutional projects. He is a regular speaker for legal and non-legal audiences. David is recognized in Chambers Canada 2017 for Projects: PPP & Infrastructure (Nationwide - Canada).

 

David Mckenzie, Associate, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver, BC. David was called to the bar in 2007. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP in 2008, David was an associate in the litigation department of one of Canada’s largest national law firms. David has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia and has been involved in several appeals, trials, regulatory hearings, and arbitrations. His practice includes a significant amount of construction-related solicitor work, and he has drafted and negotiated construction contracts, tender packages, bonds, and easement agreements. David is a regular speaker at events for the construction industry and the legal profession, and he has also taught legal courses to both aspiring architects and aspiring lawyers.

   

Douglas R. Sanders, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver, BC. Doug Sanders is a member of BLG’s Corporate Commercial Group in the Vancouver office, and their Public-Private Infrastructure Projects Group nationally. Doug is both a lawyer and an engineer, and practises in the areas of public-private partnerships, construction contracts (negotiation, drafting, and review), shipbuilding contracts, power plant and industrial EPC contracts, and generally contracts to design or construct any asset. Recognized as a leading lawyer in construction and infrastructure by the foremost legal rankings publications, Doug focuses on large infrastructure projects and has worked on major projects in many Canadian provinces, and around the world. Doug is also a frequent author and speaker for various organizations and publications on these areas of law.