Ben Mills practices in the areas of administrative law, civil litigation, and international trade with a particular focus on commercial/contractual matters in the context of public sector procurement. Ben regularly appears before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal in administrative law, trade and commercial matters involving the Government of Canada. Ben has also appeared before a variety of other administrative tribunals and government decision making bodies.
Ben is recognized by Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers in Canada, the Legal 500 Canada as a leader in the field of public procurement. In that regard, he advises clients on all aspects of federal, provincial and municipal government contracting, including strategic planning, bid preparation, contract negotiation, regulatory compliance, contract/pricing audits, bid challenges, access to information disputes and litigation. Ben has conducted litigation on behalf of clients in several of the largest dollar-value procurements in Canada over the past two decades. Ben is also frequently asked to make presentations on topics related to government procurement.
Leveraging his extensive administrative law experience, Ben has worked with indigenous groups with respect to external court proceedings and to develop and administer internal dispute resolution mechanisms to assist in their treaty negotiations and nation building efforts. Also, Ben has represented and advised a number of public sector entities with respect to administrative law and procurement matters.
In addition, Ben has a broad range of litigation experience and has conducted litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels, in matters involving contract disputes, indigenous matters, insurance disputes, defamation, tort liability, alleged breaches of fiduciary duties, and commercial litigation involving shareholder disputes.
Ben was formerly a sessional lecturer at Queen's University teaching trial advocacy and public law advocacy and an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Business teaching Contracting for Complex Projects.
Ranking and Recognition
- The International Who's Who of Public Procurement Lawyers