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John S. Haythorne - Dentons Canada LLP. Vancouver, BC, CA

John S. Haythorne John S. Haythorne

Partner | Dentons Canada LLP

Vancouver, BC, CANADA

As a lawyer and Registered Professional Engineer, John brings unparalleled expertise and knowledge to P3, construction and infrastructure.

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Biography

John is both the Vancouver and the National Team Leader of FMC’s P3 team. He practises in the areas of construction, engineering and infrastructure, with special emphasis on negotiating, drafting and advising on contracts. He is particularly experienced in public-private partnerships, advising owners on the structure and administration of procurement and legal issues relating to design and construction.

During his practice, John has acted for municipal, healthcare authorities and the Province of British Columbia advising on the law relating to tenders, requests for proposals and complex procurements. John began his career practising in construction litigation.

In addition to providing advice on engineering and construction matters, John has also advised clients on a variety of other technical projects including ship building and repair, and truck transportation including waste collection.

John is a Registered Professional Engineer, and prior to entering law he worked as a Professional Engineer on infrastructure projects. His unique background as an engineer allows him to focus on practical and workable solutions for clients.

From 1997-1998, John was the President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He then served on the national Canadian Council of Professional Engineers from 2000 to 2002. John is a frequent lecturer on all matters relating to construction law, procurement and P3s.

Industry Expertise (4)

Legal Services Construction - Commercial Civil Engineering Alternative Dispute Resolution

Areas of Expertise (5)

Construction & Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Health & Healthcare Law and Policy Transportation Law Architecture and Engineering

Accomplishments (4)

Leading Practitioner – International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (professional)

In 2012, Mr. Haythorne was recognized by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers ("Who's Who Legal") in the area of Public Procurement.

Leading Practitioner – Projects P3 & Infrastructure (professional)

From 2006 through 2012, Mr. Hawthorn has been recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in the area of Projects P3 & Infrastructure.

Leading Practitioner – Public Procurement (professional)

In 2011, Mr. Haythorne was recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2011 as a leading lawyer in the area of Public Procurement.

Partner – Dentons Canada LLP (professional)

Dentons is a global firm driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. We were formed by the March 2013 combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton.

Education (2)

University of British Columbia: B.Sc. (Civil) 1975

University of British Columbia: LL.B. 1980

Event Appearances (16)

Major Infrastructure Renewal/Rehabilitation Projects: Executing Procurement Obligations for Domestic Procurement Initiatives Without Sacrificing Budget

The Canadian Institute’s 8th Advanced Guide to Public Procurement  Vancouver, British Columbia

2012-02-21

P3s: Strategies for Overcoming Unique Challenges Inherent in P3 Projects

The Canadian Institute's 20th Annual Western Canadian Construction Superconference  Calgary, Alberta

2012-01-24

Effectively Managing Bidding and Tendering Risks When Negotiating and Forming Construction Contracts

Construction Contracts: Practical Guidelines to Prevent Costly Mistakes  Vancouver, British Columbia

2011-11-17

Green Building Litigation Update

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo  Toronto, Ontario

2011-10-06

Good Tendering Practices After Tercon

Master Municipal Construction Documents Association Event Series  Vancouver, British Columbia

2011-03-23

Urban Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics

Infrastructure Today India Opportunity 2012 Conference  Toronto, Ontario

2012-05-11

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Ethics & Leaky Condos

Workplace Centre for Spiritual & Ethical Development Speaker Series  Vancouver, British Columbia

2009-05-13

Supplier and Vendor Report Card: Performance Indicators and Measurement for Evaluating Infrastructure Service Providers

The Future of Canada's Infrastructure  Toronto, Ontario

2009-06-25

Project Management – Avoiding the Pitfalls of Delays

Pacific Business & Law Institute – Construction Law: Practical Guidelines for Doing Business in 2010  Vancouver, British Columbia

2010-05-07

Utilizing Project Scheduling as an Effective Management Tool

Canadian Institute's 2nd Annual Construction Superconference  Regina, Saskatchewan

2010-04-21

Basil Fawlty’s Guide to Hiring a Contractor

CLE Construction Law 2010: And Now For Something Completely Different  Vancouver, British Columbia

2010-04-09

Name that P3!: The Extreme Game Show for P3 Enthusiasts

The 17th Annual CCPPP National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships  Toronto, Ontario

2009-12-03

Building a Viable P3 Model in the United States

4th Annual Institutional Investing in Infrastructure Conference  Washington, D.C.

2009-12-02

Tender/RFP Review and Update: The One Constant - The Law is Always Changing

FMC Tender Law Seminar  Vancouver, British Columbia

2009-11-25

Fixed-Price Contracts for IPP’s

7th Annual Independent Power Producers of British Columbia Conference  Vancouver, British Columbia

2009-11-01

Procurement and You: Developments in Procurement Law and Implications Beyond Construction

CBA Canadian Legal Conference 2012  Vancouver, British Columbia

2012-08-14

Sample Talks (5)

Major Infrastructure Renewal/Rehabilitation Projects: Executing Procurement Obligations for Domestic Procurement Initiatives Without Sacrificing Budget

Every infrastructure project must be designed, financed, constructed, operated and maintained, but there are many different ways for the government to procure and deliver an infrastructure project. This session is designed to provide a critical overview of procurement challenges from both the government and industry perspective in major infrastructure projects in energy, nuclear power and health-care, and strategies on successfully carrying out procurement tasks in major projects on the horizon.

P3s: Strategies for Overcoming Unique Challenges Inherent in P3 Projects

This workshop will cover current and upcoming contract models, including Design Build Finance Operate (DBFO) contracts being utilized in Canada, as well as assessing the state of the P3 market in Canada. Those in attendance will gain an understanding of the unique legal, bonding and insurance ramifications in P3 projects, and the elements involved in strategically planning a procurement strategy for DBFO projects.

Ethics & Leaky Condos

Too many unfortunate residents have suffered financial stress, damages and legal hardships when their own condo unit or building falls victim to leaks. What happens when profits and quick monetary returns for construction companies or engineering firms override business ethics? Join John Haythorne as he shares his stories and experience – as both a lawyer and registered professional engineer – in promoting business ethics, while addressing the seamier side of building design and construction.

Supplier and Vendor Report Card: Performance Indicators and Measurement for Evaluating Infrastructure Service Providers

Many municipalities rely heavily on infrastructure service providers to assist them to plan, develop, operate, and manage infrastructure initiatives. However, it is crucial to have firmly established criteria in place to evaluate the benefit received. What are the key criteria for evaluation based on your needs? How can you ensure clear communication with the provider to avoid unforeseen problems? Gain a comprehensive strategy to evaluate industry suppliers to enhance your decision-making.

Procurement and You: Developments in Procurement Law and Implications Beyond Construction

This session will present an overview of recent developments in procurement law in Canada. A particular emphasis will be placed on how the courts are traditionally “hands off” in the general commercial context but are, increasingly, “hands on” in the procurement context.

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