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D. Robert Beaumont

D. Robert Beaumont

Partner, Commercial


Contact Information

rbeaumont@osler.com

tel: 416.862.5861

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1986

Education
  • Queen’s University, LL.B.
  • University of Toronto, B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering)
Language(s)
English

Bob is a qualified and experienced professional engineer whose practice concentrates in construction law and infrastructure, procurement and engineering matters, particularly project structuring, risk identification and allocation, contract negotiation and documentation, financing and claims advice. He has broad experience in a wide range of major projects and has acted for all of the various project participants, including owners, developers, contractors, lenders, subcontractors, construction managers, architects and engineers.

Bob’s project experience, both nationally and internationally, includes power generation, major building and civil works construction and equipment procurement, industrial facilities including very extensive involvement in infrastructure, public-private partnerships, alternative financing and procurements, health facilities and manufacturing facilities. He also advises on claims and acts with respect to dispute resolution.

    • City of Toronto, providing ongoing procurement, construction and design contract negotiation advice for the revitalization of Union Station. 
    • Brookfield Properties, providing ongoing construction and design contract negotiation advice for the development of the Bay-Adelaide Centre, high-rise office towers in Toronto, Ontario and  Brookfield Place, a high-rise office tower in Calgary, Alberta
    • Graywood Development, providing ongoing procurement, construction and design advice for the development of the 5 St. Joseph Residences, the Ocean Club Residences and the Mercer Condominiums.
    • Maple Leaf Foods, providing ongoing procurement, construction and equipment supply advice with respect to many different expansion projects throughout Canada. 
    • Northland Power, providing ongoing construction and equipment procurement advice for thermal, wind, solar and run of the river power projects in The Netherlands, Germany, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec.

Chambers

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2018-2019: Senior Statespeople, Construction
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2016-2017: Band 1, Construction
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2014 & 2015: Band 1, Construction

Lexpert

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016-2019: Construction Law; Infrastructure Law
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016-2018: Project Finance
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2013-2017: Construction Law
  • Lexpert Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2014
  • Lexpert Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers 2013

Who’s Who Legal

  • Who’s Who Legal 2013: Construction; Public Procurement
  • International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers 2013

Best Lawyers

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Construction Law; Public Procurement Law; "Lawyer of the Year", Public Procurement Law

Expert Guides

  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, 2019: Best of the Best; Construction

  • Mississauga Rebels Hockey Club, Board Member
  • The Lambton Golf and Country Club, Vice-President and Board Member

  • Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Ontario
  • American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry), Former Governing Committee Member
  • Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, Founding Fellow, Governor and Past President
  • Ontario Bar Association, Past Chair of the Construction Law Section
  • The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Past Treasurer and Past Director

  • Project Delivery and the Construction Contract (Speaker), Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, November 2014.
  • Advanced Issues in Construction Contracts (Speaker), Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, November 2012 and November 2013.
  • Unique Issues in Canadian Construction Law (Speaker), American College of Construction Lawyers Conference, February 2012.
  • Module 3: Challenging Contract Clauses (Speaker), Canadian College of Construction Lawyers Conference, June 2011.
  • Lessons Learned from the Design and Construction of the Union Station Revitalization Project, Ontario Bar Association, February 3, 2011.
  • Engineering Law Course (Instructor), all Engineering Departments, Ryerson University (since 1993).
  • From Blueprints to Buildings: Legal Issues in the Construction Industry (Instructor), University of Toronto Law School (from 2007 - 2012).