Daniel Ayotte
Daniel Ayotte
(514) 954-3138
(514) 954-1905
1000 de la Gauchetière St W, Suite 900, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1972 (QC)
Senior counsel in BLG's Construction and Engineering Group. Practises in the following areas: construction, infrastructure and industrial projects, product liability, architects' and engineers' professional liability, surety, and insurance. Co-founder of the construction law section of the Québec division of the CBA. Past President of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. Author of numerous papers on construction and contract law; frequent lecturer to corporations, professional associations, and insurers. Member of the CBA and QBA. Successfully pleaded several landmark cases, including Bank of Montreal v. Commission Hydroélectrique du Québec et al., in which the Supreme Court of Canada defined the duty to inform in contractual matters arising from the general obligation to act in good faith; Walsh & Brais inc. v. Montréal (Communauté urbaine de) REJB 2001-26438 (C.A.);  Birdair v. Danny’s Construction Company inc., 2013 QCCA 580; and Hydro-Québec v. Construction Kiewit Cie, 2014 QCCA 947, where the Québec Court of Appeal defined the duty to cooperate in construction contracts. Called to the Québec Bar in 1972.
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