Yvan Houle

Yvan Houle
1000 de La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 900
H3B 5H4
+1 514 954 3146
+1 514 954 1905


Who's Who Legal Construction: Lawyers

Yvan Houle is a partner in Borden Ladner Gervais' construction group, as well as their aboriginal law group. He is recognised as a leading lawyer in construction law by the foremost legal rankings publications.

Yvan’s contract drafting and dispute resolution experience covers a wide array of various project delivery models, including public-private partnerships; design-build, finance and maintenance (DBFM) contracts; engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance (EPCM) contracts; and traditional design, bid and build contracts. Yvan also has significant experience in advising clients on procurement issues and tendering, and he represents them before courts when disputes arise in such matters. He is also active in both Nunavik and Nunavut, where his aboriginal and construction law expertise has allowed him to assist various Inuit and governmental organisations.

Yvan advises various stakeholders, including private and public property owners, architects and engineers, contractors, insurers and bonding companies, as well as sub-contractors and suppliers, in all facets of their business relationships and represents them before courts and arbitral tribunals in Quebec, Ontario and Nunavut. He negotiates and drafts documents relating to calls for tenders, construction and procurement contracts, as well as related agreements for construction, energy, infrastructure and industrial projects; advises and represents manufacturers in product liability litigation; and periodically advises and represents manufacturers with respect to their contractual and legal obligations, both in Quebec and Ontario.

Yvan is active in the construction industry and, as a member of the Canadian Construction Association and the Conseil des infrastructures (Infrastructure Council), he is engaged in advancing the various issues of particular importance to the industry.

Yvan is recognised in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Construction and The Legal Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He is peer-rated 4.4 out of 5 in Martindale Hubbell.

WWL says: Yvan Houle is a well-recognised figure in the Canadian market who wins high praise for his work on construction contract drafting and disputes.


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