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Was Darwin Right? Risk Allocation in Subcontracts & Economic Darwinism – Burnaby

May 28, 7:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us for a legal seminar with Dan Leduc,
Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Was Darwin Right?
Risk Allocation in Subcontracts & Economic Darwinism

One of the worst kept secrets in the construction industry is that the provision of construction services is egocentric and inefficient. Risk assessment is a dark art, and risk allocation is an exercise in economic Darwinism – the food chain can often end with subcontractors.

This seminar will identify examples of where inappropriate risk allocation can hurt you as a subcontractor and how to address those issues. The topics will include such issues as ‘pay when paid’ clauses, scheduling, onerous payment terms, indemnities, and more.

Location: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby

7:30AM – 8 AM:     Registration & Networking Breakfast Buffet
8 AM – 11 AM:         Seminar with Dan Leduc

ECABC & MCABC Members: $155 + GST
Non-Members: $215 + GST


~ Seats are limited so register early! ~

Dan J Leduc, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Dan Leduc practises primarily construction law and dispute resolution. He is frequently called upon to advise and represent owners, subcontractors, suppliers and builders in such front-end services as contract review, tender issues and general construction matters, as well as in litigation and arbitration.

Mr. Leduc has over 25 years of experience in negotiating, mediating, arbitrating and litigating construction disputes including construction liens, trust claims, delay claims, construction insurance claims, and architect’s and engineer’s errors and omissions. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating various forms of construction contracts on behalf of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Mr. Leduc also has experience in surety bonding claims on construction projects, including performance bond claims and labour and material payment bond claims, and managing cases involving large volumes of documents, at times in excess of 300,000 documents.

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May 28
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Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7 Canada
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