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François Beauchamp

Partner
Legal assistantLyne Rousseau514.878.8607lrousseau@dgchait.com
Legal assistantSylvie Douaire514.878.8664sdouaire@dgchait.com

François Beauchamp’s hard work and determination have secured him a place at the top of his profession and established him as a leading authority on construction law.

François is a renowned litigator who has been representing Quebec’s biggest building and bond companies for decades. He wields his wealth of expertise in bonds, construction claims and civil liability to defend his clients’ interests before all courts, whether judicial or arbitral.

François has an impeccable work ethic and serves his clients with true dedication, providing them with expert advice on the conduct of their business and helping them resolve any problems they encounter. François co-leads the firm’s Construction Law team and is a long-standing member of the board of directors. He was also Chair of the construction section for the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec Branch.

For more than 20 years, he has co-authored chapters on enterprise and service contracts for the book Contrats, sûretés, publicité des droits et droit international privé, published and updated annually in collaboration with the Quebec Bar’s professional training school. François is a seasoned guest speaker and receives many invitations from industry associations. He is considered a true pillar of the legal community.

François Beauchamp’s hard work and determination have secured him a place at the top of his profession and established him as a leading authority on construction law.

François is a renowned litigator who has been representing Quebec’s biggest building and bond companies for decades. He wields his wealth of expertise in bonds, construction claims and civil liability to defend his clients’ interests before all courts, whether judicial or arbitral.

François has an impeccable work ethic and serves his clients with true dedication, providing them with expert advice on the conduct of their business and helping them resolve any problems they encounter. François co-leads the firm’s Construction Law team and is a long-standing member of the board of directors. He was also Chair of the construction section for the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec Branch.

For more than 20 years, he has co-authored chapters on enterprise and service contracts for the book Contrats, sûretés, publicité des droits et droit international privé, published and updated annually in collaboration with the Quebec Bar’s professional training school. François is a seasoned guest speaker and receives many invitations from industry associations. He is considered a true pillar of the legal community.

Best Lawyers in Canada®
Insurance Law – Since 2006
Construction Law – 2021, 2022

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
Montréal Leading Practitioner “Repeatedly Recommended” in Construction Law – 2019 to 2021

Lexpert Special EditionInfrastructure
2021

  • How do general contractors determine their loss of profit?
    De Grandpré Chait Conference on Construction Law in Quebec, 2022
  • Jugements d’intérêt rendus en 2021 en matière de construction
    Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec conference, 2022
  • Rester ou partir? Quand rien ne va plus au chantier… Aspects légaux et pratiques
    Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec, 2021
  • Can Recordings of Conversations Be Used in Court?
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2019
  • Measures to counteract construction payment delays: where exactly are we?
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2018
  • Impact of subcontracting on the relations between parties to a contract: what in fact are the implications?
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2018
  • “Completion of the work”: once and for all
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2017
  • How to distinguish between the notions of direct costs, indirect costs and impact costs that may all be subject to a claim
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2017
  • Expenses due to construction delays: What is the best strategy to implement with regards to the change request process?
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2016
  • The impact of recent Court of Appeal decisions on contractor constructions claims
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2015
  • The conditions allowing termination, the consequences, and damages to be claimed
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2014
  • Panel: The new Integrity in Public Contracts Act
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2013
  • Différentes méthodes de réclamation pour un entrepreneur
    Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux en construction, 2013
  • Contractual claim procedures
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2012
  • Le contrat à forfait : portée des clauses de modification
    Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux en construction – 15th Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Current Scope of an Insurer’s Obligation to Defend: Identifying and Facing the Obstacles Encountered in Managing Conflicts of Interest
    The Canadian Institute, 2007

LL.L.
Université de Montréal, 1977

Member, Barreau du Québec
Member, Canadian Bar Association – Quebec
Member, Institut du développement urbain du Québec

Canadian Bar Association – Quebec
– Executive member of the Construction Law Section
– Chairman of the Construction Law Section from 1995 to 1996

Executive Committee member, Surety Association of Canada – Quebec