July 1, 2012

CCCL announces the induction of three new fellows to the College

The Board of Governors of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers is pleased to announce the induction of three new fellows to the College.

Claudia Déry is a partner in the Montreal office of Norton Rose.  In addition to serving as the elected President of Construction Law subsection of the Canadian Bar Association (Quebec Branch), she serves as the co-chair of Norton Rose’s Canadian Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure team.  Ms. Déry is also one of the co-authors of a comprehensive textbook on construction law entitled “La construction au Quebec:  perspectives juridiques,” published by Wilson & Lafleur ltée in 1998.

Matthew Hayes is a partner in McInnes Cooper’s St. John, New Brunswick office.  Matt obtained his mechanical engineering degree in 1993 and is a professional engineer with APEGNB, serving on its council.  He became a Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2009.  Matt has served as the Chair of the New Brunswick branch of the Canadian Bar Association Construction Law subsection and is currently the vice-chair of the CBA National Construction Law section.

Rocco Sebastiano is a partner in the Toronto office of Osler.  Rocco is a professional engineer, having obtained a B.A.Sc. (Engineering Science, Nuclear and Thermal Power) from the University of Toronto.  His practice focuses on engineering, procurement and infrastructure matters, and he has extensive experience on major projects in those fields.  In addition to writing many articles on tendering and procurement, Rocco has experience in contract negotiations with an emphasis on structuring agreements to minimize risks and disputes. 

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