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Construction Law Faculty

Program Director,

Janet Walker

Professor Janet Walker, CM is a Distinguished Research Professor and past Associate Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, a member of the Ontario Bar, and a licensed legal consultant of the New York State Bar. She writes Canada’s main text on private international law Canadian Conflict of Laws, cited in more than 400 judgments; and she is co-author of Commercial Arbitration in Australia Under the Model Law (3rd ed) among other publications. Janet is an independent arbitrator with chambers in Toronto, London, and Sydney. Over the past 20 years, she has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations administered by the ICC, ICDR, DIAC, HKIAC, KCAB, PCA and SIAC in a variety of seats. Her matters range from construction, M&A, shareholder, intellectual property, pharma and environmental.

Janet is chair of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee; a member of the boards of the CIArb Canada Branch, the International Construction Law Association. For more information, see

Program Director,

Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee is certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Ontario. She is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Section Executive.

Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Law from Queen’s University. She has practiced exclusively in construction law since her call to the bar in 2006. She acts for owners, contractors, design professionals and insurers in complex disputes involving claims for breach of contract, negligence, liens, breach of trust, cost overruns, delay and deficiencies. Andrea regularly advises parties in the industry with respect to construction contracts and professional design agreements.

Andrea regularly speaks at programs offered by the legal and industry associations, published articles and papers on construction law topics and co-authored chapters focused on design professionals in Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Construction and Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments. Andrea has also co-edited Bidding and Tendering, What is the Law? (6th edition).