Adam Banack

Counsel
Toronto: 416.865.7392
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

Asia-Pacific Leadership Program Degree Fellow, 2005
University of Hawaii
BA (Honours, Political Science), 2003
University of Western Ontario
LLB, 2008

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2009

Overview

Adam’s practice focuses on both energy and infrastructure project development and public procurement.

Adam advises clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors on projects throughout the entire life cycle, including the negotiation of construction and refurbishment contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, supply agreements and related service agreements. Such projects have included development and refurbishment work in respect of nuclear, wind, solar and biomass energy generation projects, energy transmission projects, transportation infrastructure and cannabis.

Adam also advises clients on matters related to construction management, including liens, holdbacks, force majeure claims and change orders. Adam also advises public authorities, Crown corporations and private organizations on complex procurement matters in the defence, technology and infrastructure sectors, as well as procurement structuring, RFP preparation, managing bidder questions and RFP amendments, contract negotiations and bid disputes. Adam's experience includes supporting the Government of Canada on its National Shipbuilding Strategy—the largest and most complex procurement in Canadian history—and major technology modernization projects for entities related to Canada’s banking sector and the Province of Ontario’s electricity sector.

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Recognition

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in infrastructure law (2020-2021)

Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 (2019)

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Professional Involvement

Adam is a member of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association's National Hydrogen Working Group and a board member of the University of Western Ontario Alumni Association.

During law school, Adam was President of Western Law's Student Legal Society, organizer of the Jay McLeod Memorial Golf Tournament and a volunteer at Pro Bono Students Canada. Before attending law school, Adam worked at a U.S. firm in Washington, D.C.