Olivier F. Kott is a senior partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada. He has over 40 years’ experience in the management and resolution of complex business-related litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on construction law, product liability, insurance and lotteries. He has extensive civil trial and appellate experience including successfully pleading two landmark cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. He also drafts and negotiates construction contracts and professional services agreements for major construction projects. Mr. Kott acts as an arbitrator and he is accredited as a mediator by the Québec Bar. He taught construction law to students in the Master’s program at Université de Montréal for 18 years and has published numerous articles and given conferences on construction law, civil liability, the prevention and resolution of disputes and contract drafting. Mr. Kott directed the preparation of a 900-page book on construction law entitled La construction au Québec: perspectives juridiques, written with the cooperation of members of our construction, engineering and infrastructure team. He is the past Chair of the Province Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers and past president of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.