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Helmut Johannsen is a leading figure in the Canadian construction landscape. He represents an array of market participants in litigation, mediation and arbitration. His broad practice also includes advising on construction contracts, from drafting to tendering.
Helmut Johannsen is a leading name in construction dispute resolution with a long-standing reputation in the market.
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Helmut Johannsen is top-ranked by Leading Global Rankings Agencies and Directories.
Helmut Johannsen is Counsel (retired) and a former member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group, Construction and Infrastructure Law Group, and Co-Chair of the International Construction Projects Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP.
His transactional and dispute resolution practice focuses on all aspects of law related to construction, engineering and procurement.
He has acted as counsel on complex civil litigation cases and arbitrations involving construction, engineering, procurement and technical matters.
Helmut assists clients in the areas of:
His dispute resolution practice includes negotiation, litigation, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes. He is a Chartered Arbitrator (ADR Institute of Canada) and has acted as arbitrator (sole, panel member and panel chair), dispute panel member and referee on a number of construction and engineering disputes.
In addition to being a Lawyer and Arbitrator, Helmut previously worked as and still remains a Registered Professional Engineer with a background in geotechnical, structural and municipal engineering. This complementary knowledge and experience in engineering and construction, including ability to read and understand drawings and technical specifications, and his experience in dispute resolution, allows Helmut to act effectively as an arbitrator or adjudicator, and to provide clients with strategic advice not only in early resolution of disputes but also, prior to award of contracts, in identifying and mitigating risks to minimize disputes during the performance of contracts.
Procurement, Negotiation and Preparation of Contracts:
Dispute Resolution – General:
Dispute Resolution – Alternative Dispute Resolution:
Sole arbitrator in a number of construction disputes, including: between a municipality and a contractor over development of a subdivision; between a municipality and a contractor over construction of sewer and water lines; between a contractor and subcontractor over changes in a construction contract; between owner and contractor over EPC supply and installation of a pre-packaged sewage treatment plant; between an owner and contractor on a large project constructed by construction management; and between an owner and contractor over the design and construction of a major vessel.
Presentations (from 2013 forward)
Numerous presentations prior to 2013, including: Great Debate: be it resolved a Guaranteed Maximum Price Contract is an illusion (2013 San Francisco); Allocating & Mitigating Subsurface Risks on Complex Projects– A Practical Approach (2012 London, UK); Allocating Subsurface Risks on Complex Projects – Practical Measures to Mitigate Subsurface Risks and Disputes on EPC and P3 Contracts (2012 Melbourne, Aus.); Bolstering Risk Management Practices to Prepare for the New Proposed Enforcement Mechanisms under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (2012 Vancouver); Construction Risk Mitigation Through Project Planning Prior to Tender (2011 Yellowknife); As Tears Go By: The Impact of Fundamental Changes on Long-Term Contracts – Impact of Change in Law (2011 Dubai); Comparison of Contract Default Insurance & Performance Bonds (2011 Paris, France); Challenging Contract Clauses (2011 Ottawa); Achieving Efficiency and Fair Bidding Amidst Public Procurement Standardization (2011 Vancouver); Developing Contracts at the Pre-Tender Stage; Contracts that Work – Recent Developments in EPC Contracts; Structuring Negotiations; Drafting Terms and Practice Points – Construction Contracts and Specifications; Top Ten Errors in Construction Contracts; Insurance and Risk Management for Construction Projects; Acronyms and Contract Drafting; Surety Law; and Introduction to Construction Insurance.
Publications | Dec 21, 2017
Case Studies | Nov 29, 2017
Or call Helmut at (604) 764-0022
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