Christopher W. Eagles  


Executive Summary

Christopher Eagles is a partner in our Corporate Commercial Group in the Vancouver office. Chris practices general commercial law, with a particular emphasis on the areas of public-private partnerships, procurement and infrastructure including drafting, negotiating and reviewing public-private partnerships, design-build, integrated project delivery, construction, consulting, supply and related agreements.

Chris also has experience in commodity sales and terminal service agreements, franchise and distribution contract drafting and negotiation, and has acted as counsel in litigation respecting construction and general commercial matters, and in mediation and arbitration of construction disputes.

In 2006/07, Chris completed a one-year secondment with the BC Hydro legal department, where he was primarily involved in major capital procurement.

Representative Work

  • Negotiating and reviewing Public-Private Partnership contracts, including Edmonton LRT Valley Line Project, the Golden Ears Bridge and Highway Project, the Kicking Horse Pass Bridge and Highway Project, and the Britannia Water Treatment Plant Project.
  • Counsel for the Authority on Surrey Pre-trial Services Centre – Expansion Project and Okanagan Correctional Centre Project.
  • Counsel for BC Hydro in drafting and negotiating supply and deployment agreements for BC Hydro’s Smart Metering & Infrastructure Project.
  • Counsel for BC Hydro in the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project and Site C Generating Station and Spillways.
  • Counsel for City of Edmonton in the Edmonton LRT Valley Line Project.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Avoiding Common Errors in Construction Contracts," PBLI, March 8, 2017.
  • Speaker, "Project Delivery Models," Affinity Institute, September 2016.
  • Speaker, "Managing Risks in Construction Contracts," Canadian Institute, January 2016.
  • Speaker, "Construction Contracts: Beyond Standard Terms," PBLI, November 2015.
  • Speaker, "Procurement: The Real World," PBLI, April 2015.
  • Speaker, "Construction Contracts and Risk Management," Affinity Institute, January 2015.
  • Speaker, "Managing Risk in Construction," The Canadian Institute, November 2013.     
  • Speaker, "Construction Contracting & Project Delivery Models: Maximizing Profit and Minimizing Risk," Affinity Institute, September 2013.
  • Speaker, "Tendering and Procurement: Mastering the Complexities," Lexpert® Conference, June 2012.
  • Author, various articles, On-Site, Canada's Construction Magazine, May 2010-12.
  • Speaker, "Construction Law and Contracts – Practice Strategies and Legal Developments," BLG U, November 2011.
  • Speaker, "Risk Management Through Diligent Contracting Practices," Lexpert® Conference, June 2011.
  • Speaker, "Construction Contracts: Practical Guidelines to Prevent Costly Mistakes," Pacific Business & Law Institute Conference, November 2011.
  • Moderator for session on "Post-Tercon Strategies for Managing Risk and Increasing Fairness in Public Procurement," at the Canadian Institute Public Procurement Seminar entitled "7th Annual Legal and Business Guide to Public Procurement," February 2011.
  • Instructor, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Law and Ethics Seminar for P.Eng. candidates, 2006-09.