Nick Shkordoff is an associate in the Business Law section of the firm's Toronto office. He has a broad corporate/commercial practice, specializing in the sectors of infrastructure, private-public-partnerships, government procurement and energy and power. He also regularly advises clients in a broad range of industries on corporate matters including asset and share acquisitions, reorganizations, customer/supplier relationships and regulatory compliance.
Nick has worked with private and public sector clients on a wide array of infrastructure and private-public-partnership projects across Canada. He has provided legal advice to companies participating in the competitive tendering process for Canadian infrastructure projects across various sectors including major transportation projects in Ontario and British Columbia, a hydro-electric generating facility in British Columbia and a major highway project in Quebec. He regularly assists clients in contract management and resolving issues that arise following a successful bid. Nick has worked with government agencies in using the private-public-partnership model to deliver new infrastructure in a cost-efficient manner including as counsel for the Government of Canada on the procurement of the Canadian Security Establishment Canada Long Term Accommodation Project and other matters.
In 2014, Nick completed an eight-month secondment at Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), where he worked on matters in all areas relating to the maintenance and regulation of Ontario’s wholesale electricity market, including work with generators, transmitters and wholesalers. He also advised the IESO on its procurement of 34 MW of grid energy storage.
Nick is also an experienced litigation lawyer in disputes relating to procurement and Canadian election law and has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada as well as several arbitration panels and tribunals.
Nick summered with the firm in 2008 and was seconded to the London office. He articled with the firm in 2009/2010 and joined as an associate in 2010.
Honours and Awards
- Dean's Honour List, with distinction, Queen's University, 2005
- Steering Committee Member, Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS)
- Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Ontario Bar Association