Sophie-Lou Tremblay

Lawyer
Key practice areas
Construction and Infrastructure Law, Procurement and Public Contracts
Québec Bar 2013

Sophie-Lou Tremblay practises in the Construction and Infrastructure group. Her work includes analyzing, negotiating and drafting construction and claims documents, regardless of the project delivery or compensation method.

Her extensive experience in construction litigation has given her first-hand knowledge of the North American industry, covering all aspects of project delivery. Sophie-Lou adopts a pragmatic approach to finding solutions that are tailored to the needs and requirements of both public and private sector clients.

Having participated in numerous large-scale projects, including Canada’s first Alliancing Project Delivery contract, she also supports our dispute prevention and resolution team in preparing and managing claims, both for plaintiffs and for defendants.

  • Acted as legal counsel for a transit expansion project in Toronto, which included establishing the risk profile and negotiating and reviewing the design-build-finance contract, estimated at several billion dollars.
  • Negotiated and signed the prime contract for the Toronto transit project—the first in Canada to use the alliance contracting mode—in addition to drafting and negotiating subcontracts worth several hundred million.
  • Evaluated a multimillion-dollar uranium mine decontamination project in the Northwest Territories and reviewed the prime contract.
  • Guided a general contractor in partnering with First Nations and reached an agreement-in-principle for economic development and joint projects in various Canadian territories.
  • Reviewed the contract document and developed subcontracts in the industrial, mining, infrastructure, construction and energy sectors.
  • Negotiated, drafted and prepared the construction contract and reached financing agreements for a sports complex in Cameroon worth several hundred million dollars.
  • Followed up with contractors regarding compliance with public bodies (AMP, CCQ, RBQ, BSDQ).
  • Developed internal processes to identify and mitigate risks for construction contractors.
  • Advised and represented a general contractor during the negotiation of an EPC contract with mining company Vale for the expansion of its Voisey’s Bay mine in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Advised and represented a general contractor during the negotiation of a project design and study phase (ECI) with various project owners in the energy sector, such as Ontario Power Generation, BC Hydro, TC Energy, Trans Mountain and Valero.
  • Advised and represented a general contractor during the negotiation of a project design and study phase (ECI) with various mining companies, including Glencore Canada, Iron Ore, Rio Tinto and Vale.
  • Panelist: Les secrets de la réussite d’un projet utilisant le mode de réalisation de projet intégré : un cas d’étude [Secrets to success of an Integrated Project Delivery method: A case study], Journées stratégiques sur la construction avec un donneur d’ouvrage public et parapublic au Québec, organized by Open Forum Ouvert, Montréal, March 26, 2024.

J.D., University of Montréal (in progress)

LL.B., Université du Québec à Montréal, 2010

Minor, Criminology, Université de Montréal, 2007