Cost and complexity in the global construction industry are constantly on the rise. From office towers to infrastructure to power plants, each project involves a multitude of participants. All around the world, construction companies are working with engineers and architects, lenders and financiers, subcontractors and equipment providers to build the future.

All parties want their projects to be completed on time and within budget, but with so many stakeholders involved, the potential for conflict is ever-present. The right legal partner can deliver value to a project from the outset, while being prepared to defend your interests should disputes arise.

McMillan's Commercial Real Estate Industry Group brings deep industry and legal experience to its construction industry clients. Our construction lawyers are frequently involved in the most complex engineering, design and construction projects in Canada and abroad. We understand the entire construction life cycle—from the RFP and tendering process through to completion and handover.

We have worked with some of the world's leading industry players including owners, developers, lenders, contractors and equipment suppliers. McMillan's legal teams can be counted on to protect your commercial interests and help you deliver successful construction projects that benefit your clients and the communities in which they operate.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by:

  • Advising on facilities management contracts
  • Representing them in litigation and arbitration proceedings related to defects, liens, delays, warranties and other claims
  • Advising on risk allocation in Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) standard form contracts
  • Drafting contracts and managing relationships with architects, engineers and consultants