Wasiu is currently Legal Counsel in the Toronto office of Multiplex Construction Canada Limited. With about a decade of experience in project development, Wasiu has wide-ranging experience across various forms of project development and procurement, including traditional bid-build, construction management, integrated project delivery, and different types of P3 / alternative financing and procurement.
Prior to joining Multiplex, Wasiu was counsel in the Toronto office of The Walsh Group, where he provided legal and strategic counsel for effective and successful delivery of landmark projects in the province of Ontario.
Wasiu summered and articled in the Calgary office of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He is qualified at the Bars of Ontario, Alberta and Nigeria. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Manitoba.
Wasiu was recently appointed as a part-time faculty member of Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management at George Brown College, where he will be teaching construction law.
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