Michael Valo
Michael Valo
Partner at Glaholt Bowles LLP
(416) 368-8280
(416) 368-3467
141 Adelaide St W, Suite 800, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2011 (ON)
Michael specializes in international construction arbitration, and has experience working for owners, contractors, and engineers. His work focuses on large-scale infrastructure projects including pipelines, power generation and transmission, refineries, tunneling, mining and hospitals. Michael’s experience includes disputes under ICC and UNCITRAL rules, as well as ad hoc rules. Michael also advises clients in respect of disputes before project Dispute Resolution Boards. Michael’s dispute practice relates to all manner of project delivery methods including design-build, design-bid-build, EPC and EPCM contracts, as well as public-private partnerships (P3). Michael has extensive experience with claims for disruption, delay and prolongation, designer negligence, and construction deficiencies. Michael is the co-author of a chapter in Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments (Toronto: Carswell, 2012) on the subject of "Building Information Modeling." Michael frequently writes on construction and arbitration issues, and was a co-editor of the IBA’s Construction Law International. He has guest lectured on construction law issues for Osgoode Hall’s LLM program, and is co-instructor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s construction law course.