Like other large corporations, regional and municipal governments, Crown corporations, and other publicly-funded bodies need advice on a broad range of corporate commercial, litigation, and labour and employment matters.
However, they often have additional obligations and considerations to take into account, given their respective public mandates and applicable statutory frameworks.
Our solicitors act for government bodies on the procurement of capital projects, including public private partnership (P3) infrastructure projects, and on land development and financing matters. Our litigators routinely act as counsel for regional and municipal governments as well as administrative tribunals, providing advice and representing those entities in court proceedings such as judicial reviews. Our public sector clients include the Province of British Columbia, Metro Vancouver, TransLink, the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission, and the municipal governments of Vancouver, Surrey, West Vancouver, and Richmond.
Our lawyers advise Crown corporations and universities on labour and employment matters including arbitrations, labour board hearings, human rights matters, compensation matters, employment standard matters, and wrongful dismissal actions.
We also advise private sector clients on matters involving governmental bodies, including public-private partnership (P3) projects, financings, mergers and acquisitions, sale and lease transactions, and corporate reorganizations. In addition, our litigators have experience in acting for clients in resolving disputes with governmental bodies