Jean-Bernard Dehaut

Key practice areas
Construction and Infrastructure Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Public and Administrative Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Procurement and Public Contracts
Québec Bar 2012

Jean-Bernard Dehaut practises civil and commercial litigation. He is a member of the Construction and Infrastructure group, acting primarily in the dispute prevention and resolution area (adjudication, mediation, arbitration, courts of law and standard-setting bodies), including issues surrounding requests for the adjustment of timetables and financial terms, non-compliance and defects arising during construction and warranty periods, issues arising during calls for tenders, legal hypothecs, sureties, insurance, insolvency, intellectual property and job-site health and safety.

Jean-Bernard also focuses on issues related to compliance with standards imposed by the Régie du bâtiment and the Commission de la construction du Québec. In addition, he holds a Restricted Appearance Certificate allowing him to act in certain files in Nunavut.

He regularly gives conference presentations on subjects of interest in the field of construction and infrastructure, particularly contract drafting and the price of materials.

Jean-Bernard is always attentive to his clients and handles their files efficiently and expeditiously. He strives to prevent litigation that could arise from disputes.

Jean-Bernard helps the firm’s younger lawyers hone their professional skills, particularly as regards litigation and the recommendations they may be called upon to provide clients.

  • Canada-wide assessment of requirements for construction permits and security for a telecommunications company.
  • Management of a major litigation file in connection with an oil infrastructure project in Nunavut.
  • Management of multiple litigation files in connection with time penalty clauses pertaining to a construction site.
  • Answering various questions related to the referencing system of the Québec Construction Association (ACQ)
  • Participating in events organized by the Québec General Contractors Association (CEGQ)
  • Co-speaker: Contrats CCDC, ACC et clauses supplémentaires à y ajouter [CCDC and ACC contract forms, and additional provisions], organized by the Québec Construction Association (ACQ), March 2023.
  • Co-speaker: L’obligation de renseignement de l’entrepreneur vs l’obligation d’information du client [Duty to inform of the contractor vs duty to inform of the client], Journées stratégiques construction avec un donneur d’ouvrage public et parapublic au Québec, organized by Open Forum Ouvert, Montréal, March 27, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: L’hypothèque légale de la construction et sa substitution par une autre sûreté suffisante [Legal hypothec of construction and its substitution by another sufficient security], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, October 25, 2022.
  • Speaker: Ce que vous devez savoir sur les variations des coûts des matériaux de construction [What you need to know about the changes in costs of building materials], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, September 22, 2022.
  • Speaker: Construction Material Price Fluctuations: What You Need to Know, to engineering students from Concordia University, February 2022.
  • Speaker: Warranties: What Do They Imply, and How Long Do They Last?, to engineering students from Concordia University, February 2021.
  • Speaker: L’importance du contrat [The importance of contracting], a joint legal symposium of the Québec Master Pipe Mechanics Corporation (CMMTQ) and the Québec Master Electricians Corporation (CMEQ), October 2019.

LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2011

BBA, HEC Montréal, 2008