Helmut Johannsen
Singleton Urquart

1200 – 925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

Helmut Johannsen

Helmut Johannsen, P.Eng., C.Arb., FCIArb. is Associate Counsel at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP in Vancouver.

Helmut is a lawyer, registered Professional Engineer and Chartered Arbitrator (ADRIC) with over 35 years’ experience in construction law.  He is a Fellow and Past President of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow and Secretary of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers, Co- Chair of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association, Director of the BC Arbitration & Mediation Institute (Chair of the Arbitration Credentials Committee), Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, and Vice-President of the Society of Construction Law North America.

Helmut’s practice includes all aspects of law relating to construction, engineering, procurement and infrastructure, in both disputes and transactional work, including: risk mitigation strategies; procurement strategies and documents; negotiating, drafting, tendering, awarding and interpreting contracts; insurance and bonding; mediation; arbitration; and litigation. He has prepared procurement processes and negotiated contracts for major infrastructure projects within Canada and internationally, including for highways, hospitals, powerplants, transit projects, LNG, gas pipelines, marine facilities, mining infrastructure, and decommissioning and reclamation of mines.  He has been involved in projects in Canada, USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, China, Africa, Europe and elsewhere with values in excess of $10 billion.  He is a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences, is recognized and listed in Who’s Who Legal of the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (under Construction, Government Contracts, and Mediation), in Lexpert, in Best Lawyers, in Chambers Global, and in other publications.  In addition to his transactional and counsel work he acts as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Dispute Review Board Member and Project Adjudicator on construction projects.

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