Claudia Déry is the Canadian co-head of the construction and engineering team. She has advised and represented before the courts a number of clients in construction-related matters, including major public-private partnership projects. She has experience in drafting tender documents and construction law topics and conducts the annual review of construction case law for the Canadian Bar Association. She has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006 in the area of construction law, and was recognized in The Best Lawyers Global Business Edition 2021, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021, and Lexpert/ALM 500 Directory 2019 and 2023. Claudia is also included as a ranked lawyer in the 2020 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers. She is the past president of the Construction Law Section, Quebec Branch, of the Canadian Bar Association and was appointed Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers in 2012. She is the co-author of La construction au Québec: Perspectives Juridiques. She completed her LLB degree at Université de Montréal in 1992 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1993. Ms. Déry also teaches construction law to students enrolled in the master's program at Université de Montréal.
CDPQ Infra Inc., a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, announced on April 12, 2018, that construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project, an automated light-rail transportation system in the greater Montréal area, has officially started. The project comprises 67 kilometres of railway and 26 stations and, once complete, will be one of the largest automated transportation system in the world.