Elizabeth Mayer is a member of the firm’s Projects, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Affairs, and Construction Groups. Elizabeth has particular experience in procurement matters, acting both on the public and private sector sides.

Elizabeth brings a depth of experience to PPP projects, having advised the Province of British Columbia on two of the earliest PPP projects in Canada.  Subsequently she has acted for bidders, contractors, lenders and public authorities on a wide range of projects, including advising the Province of British Columbia on the Abbotsford Law Courts Project, leading teams in closing the Surrey Pre Trial Centre and Billy Bishop Airport Pedestrian Tunnel projects and playing a significant role in closing the Champlain Bridge replacement project in Montreal. She understands the complexities of the PPP model and is therefore able to provide clear, commercial advice.

Elizabeth also continues to act in relation to many projects during construction and into operation.  This work has included dealing with contract changes, advising on subcontracting, dealing with delay claims and other contentious matters.

In addition to her experience at the firm, Elizabeth was the lead counsel acting for the Province of British Columbia on the Okanagan Lake Bridge and Phase 2 of the Kicking Horse Canyon projects. She advised the Province on all aspects of the projects, including procurement, negotiating the project agreements with the successful proponents and co-ordinating commercial and financial close.  She also acted for the Province in a number of other partnering arrangements, including the contracting out of the line painting services for BC highways.  While working for Government, she has gained experience in a range of public law matters, such as freedom of information, privacy and data protection and vires.

Elizabeth has considerable experience in tendering and other procurement matters, including advising both public and private sector clients on procurement strategy, drafting conditions of tender and requests for proposals, and the evaluation process.  She has also advised on procurement disputes.
Elizabeth is used to working as part of multi-disciplinary teams, providing both legal advice and a practical approach to meeting clients’ needs.