Dirk Laudan


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Dirk acts in construction disputes, surety claims, procurement, commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, risk management, and real estate litigation. His practice also includes media law, defamation, lobbyist registration, and electoral law.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Faculty, Osgoode Hall Certificate in Construction Law: Western Canada Edition, York University (April 2021)
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Construction Law Section, BC Branch: Member, 1997-present; past Chair; past CBA National Construction Section, Executive Committee Member
  • Member, Surety Association of Canada, BC Regional Committee
  • Member, American Institute of Parliamentarians
  • Committee Member, British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) Builders Lien Reform Project, 2014-present

Community Involvement

  • President, St. George’s School Old Boys’ Association 2016 to 2018
  • Vice Chair, The Sir John A Macdonald Historical Society (Vancouver)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2016) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Construction Law)
  • Recognized in the 2023 and 2022 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Construction Law)
  • Recognized in the 2023 and 2022 editions of Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of the Doyles Guide - Leading Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Lawyers – British Columbia
  • Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 1997
  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 1995
  • BA, University of Toronto, (Trinity College), 1991