Elizabeth Mayer practises out of the Vancouver office of Davis LLP and is a member of the firm's Project Finance, Infrastructure and PPP, Public Affairs and Construction Groups. Elizabeth has particular experience in procurement matters, acting both on the public and private sector sides.
Elizabeth brings a depth of experience to PPP projects, having advised the Province of British Columbia on two of the earliest PPP projects in Canada. Subsequently she has acted for bidders, contractors and lenders on a wide range of projects, including leading the Davis teams in closing the recent Surrey Pre Trial Centre and Billy Bishop Airport Pedestrian Tunnel projects and playing a significant role in closing the Evergreen rapid transit project in BC. She understands the complexities of the PPP model and is therefore able to provide clear, commercial advice.
In addition to her experience at Davis, Elizabeth was the lead counsel acting for the Province of British Columbia on the Okanagan Lake Bridge and Phase 2 of the Kicking Horse Canyon projects. She advised the Province on all aspects of the projects, including procurement, negotiating the project agreements with the successful proponents and co-ordinating commercial and financial close.
She also acted for the Province in a number of other partnering arrangements, including the contracting out of the line painting services for BC highways.
During her time in the UK, she advised on the establishment of a joint venture energy services company between a company established by the Mayor of London to promote renewable energy and a private sector energy company.
Elizabeth has considerable experience in tendering and other procurement matters, including advising both public and private sector clients on procurement strategy, drafting conditions of tender and requests for proposals, and the evaluation process. She has also advised on procurement disputes.
Elizabeth also has many years of experience as a general corporate lawyer in the UK, advising on M&A, private equity transactions and joint ventures.
While working for Government, she has gained experience in a range of public law matters, such as freedom of information, privacy and data protection and vires.
Elizabeth is used to working as part of multi-disciplinary teams, providing both legal advice and a practical approach to meeting clients' needs.
Elizabeth qualified as an English solicitor in 1987 and was called in British Columbia in 2003. She is a former partner of Fox Williams LLP, a law firm based in the City of London.
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