Bruce Reynolds is Co-Chair of the International Construction Projects Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP and a Partner in the firm’s Construction and Infrastructure Practice Group.
He is highly specialized in the resolution of construction claims, liens, surety bond claims, insurance claims, product liability issues, and architects’ and engineers’ E & O issues, as well as project procurement and contracts for industrial and infrastructure projects such as public private partnerships, and construction, engineering, architectural, and equipment supply contracts.
Bruce is a Certified Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Ontario. He is a Fellow of both the Canadian and American Colleges of Construction Lawyers, and is a past Co-Chair of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association. He currently serves as Program Chair of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers.
Bruce served as Counsel for the Ontario Government in conducting the first comprehensive review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act in 34 years and, along with Co-Counsel Sharon Vogel, delivered a 300-page report, Striking the Balance: Expert Review of the Construction Lien Act. Together with Sharon, Bruce then worked closely with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General to draft Bill 142, which included 98 out of the 101 recommendations presented in their report, including recommendations for the introduction of prompt payment and adjudication legislation for the first time in Canada. Bill 142 (“An Act to Amend the Construction Lien Act”) was unanimously passed in the Ontario Legislative Assembly, and received Royal Assent in December 2017 .
Over the same period, he acted as lead counsel on two ICC mining arbitrations, served as the President of an ICC Panel arbitrating a major dispute in respect of a gas-fired turbine project, and acted as lead counsel in the renegotiation of two major contracts for a massive hydroelectric project.
Currently, Bruce and Sharon have been retained to act for the Government of Canada to conduct a review of federal legislation on the issues of prompt payment and adjudication for federal construction projects.
Last updated: March 28, 2018