Far from simple, contracts should address larger considerations with efficiency, integrity and accountability. Trade agreements, and competitor tactics could create conditions that impact your ability to deliver or complete agreements profitably.
We take a pragmatic approach to strategy. Whether we’re drafting documentation (requests, agreements, etc.) developing evaluation criteria, reviewing bids or arranging financing, or resolving disputes between the parties or in court, we aim to be practical, efficient and cost-effective.
Procurement activities benefit from familiarity with a multitude of rules and governance processes and hands-on knowledge of best practices. While it’s important that lawyers take a methodical approach to risk mitigation, we also have the imagination and experience to help you innovate and find opportunities within the regulatory regime.
Fasken challenges adverse contract decisions in court and before international trade bodies such as CITT and NAFTA. We also represent clients in matters where allegations of criminal activity are made. Recently, we successfully defended a foreign company in one of the largest bid-rigging cases ever tried in Canada.
Our clients include provincial and federal crown corporations, health, education and transportation authorities, shared service organizations, purchasing organizations suppliers of goods and services, and the institutions providing debt financing for procurement projects .
What sets our team apart is the diversity and depth of its experience. Many of us have worked in key roles throughout governments and industries. This is especially beneficial in cross-functional matters where legal knowledge as well as familiarity with local rules and business practices is required, and it has won our firm international recognition for creative – and effective – work in this area.
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