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Matthew N. Craig


Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2013

Matthew provides corporate, commercial and litigation services to construction and natural resources clients, amongst others. Matthew has significant experience advising a broad range of clients on procurement matters in both the public and private sectors and leads seminars on procurement best practices.

With nearly two years’ experience as in-house counsel in the energy sector, Matthew understands client expectations and the value of practical solutions.

Matthew’s practice has involved:

  • Procurement: Drafting requests for expressions of interest, requests for qualifications, tenders and requests for proposals. Advising owners and bidders on all matters related to procurement, including public procurement requirements, defining a scope of work, bid solicitation, bid evaluation, subcontractor issues, contract award, bid rejection, and disputes related to bid rejection.
  • Construction: Advising owners, contractors, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers on a range of issues, including tendering and procurement, contract drafting and negotiation, mechanics’ liens, disputes, and commercial and subdivision development. Matthew has successfully negotiated the resolution of a multi-million dollar dispute between an owner and contractor, saving his client the time and expense associated with formal mediation and arbitration.
  • Energy and Natural Resources: Advising on contract and regulatory matters, and representing client interests in administrative proceedings.
  • Commercial Transactions: Acting for buyers and sellers of businesses in asset and share transactions. Acting for lenders and borrowers in financial transactions.
  • Corporate Formation/Reorganization: Advising on corporate organization and governance.
  • Litigation: Acting for clients in court proceedings and private arbitrations on a wide range of commercial matters.

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick, Juris Doctorate in Law, 2012
University of New Brunswick, Bachelor in Education, 2009
University of New Brunswick, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, 2008


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Director and VP Community Relations, East Coast Trial Association


2010 Trilateral Moot Best Written Submissions, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010 Harrison Shield Moot Winner, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2010 Starr House Award
2009 Marie La Forest Scholarship
2008-2009 Norris Hayward Memorial Scholarship
2004 Governor Thomas Carleton Entrance Scholarship


Author, Municipal News, Tendering: The Court of Appeal Weighs In (2014)

Co-Author, NLCA Construction Journal, RFP versus tender call: What can you expect from a project owner? (2014)

Author, Trains, Planes and Automobiles: Vacation in Atlantic Canada (2013)

Author, Municipal News, Dealing with Subdivision Development Part 2: During and Post-Construction (2013)

Author, Municipal News, Dealing with Subdivision Development Part 1: Pre-Construction (2012)


Nalcor Energy – Changes to Public Procurement Law in Newfoundland and Labrador (2018)

Stewart McKelvey – Bill 46 – A New Newfoundland and Labrador Public Procurement Act (2017)

Metro Business Opportunities Group – Corporate and Commercial Law for Start Ups (2015)

Professional Municipal Administrators – Public Tendering in Newfoundland and Labrador (2014 and 2015)

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