Allan Wu practises in the area of commercial litigation and dispute resolution with a focus on complex construction and insurance disputes. He advises owners, developers, municipalities, consultants, contractors, and insurers on a wide range of disputes, including contract disputes, professional negligence claims, builders lien claims, and insurance disputes in complex multi-party litigation. He also advises clients on regulatory compliance and administrative decision-making.
Allan has advised and represented clients involved in the development, design, construction, and operation of all manner of public and private projects, including residential developments, commercial developments, municipal infrastructure, mining infrastructure, hotels, aviation infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, communications infrastructure, industrial infrastructure, energy infrastructure, and multi-use arenas.
While litigation can sometimes be unavoidable, Allan dedicates a significant portion of his practice to helping clients avoid or mitigate litigation by advising on management of project risk, and the use of alternative dispute resolution forums and strategies, including strategies for resolving project issues in real time.
Allan has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, and published numerous articles on construction law and other legal issues.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Allan was a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer at the Vancouver office of a leading international law firm. Allan attended law school at the University of Victoria. As a law student, Allan was recognized with numerous awards including the John and Dora Wight Scholarship in Law, the Lars Alfred Lindholm Memorial Scholarship, the Jim Ellis International Law Mooting Award, and the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin Prize for Research. Allan was also awarded the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice’s Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize for a student essay that makes a significant contribution to scholarship concerning the administration of justice.
Allan is a member of the British Columbia Construction Roundtable and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.