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Transportation: Shipping — Nationwide - Canada


Bernard LLP - Transportation

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Commentary from the Chambers Canada guide

What the team is known for A pre-eminent Vancouver maritime practice group, lauded for its effective transactional and litigation advice to domestic and foreign shipowners, terminal operators, P&I clubs, insurers and underwriters. Regularly mandated by clients to assist with ship purchases and sales, financings, and matters related to construction and repair. Also provides representation in charter party disputes, cargo claims and casualties, as well as environmental and insurance matters.

Strengths Market commentators call the firm "one of the go-to firms in Vancouver."

Notable practitioners

Well regarded for his in-depth knowledge of maritime law, Thomas Hawkins is frequently retained by P&I clubs, shipowners, marine insurers and terminal operators. His practice focuses on litigious matters and covers vessel arrests, cargo claims, casualties, marine insurance and oil pollution matters.

Regarded by commentators as a "go-to person in Vancouver," Peter Swanson offers expertise across the full spectrum of maritime law. He frequently advises on transport and terminal contracts, casualties and collisions, charter party disputes, vessel arrests and environmental liability.

Gary Wharton is a strong shipping lawyer, well versed in both contentious and non contentious shipping-related matters. He frequently advises on ship construction, marine insurance, charter party disputes, collisions and casualty cases.

David Jones has extensive experience in a wide range of maritime matters, including shipowner defence, cargo claims, casualties, marine insurance and regulation. He is also commended for his in-depth knowledge of environmental law.

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Transportation

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Basic facts about the department
Shipping - 10 partners, 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for First-class team advising clients on the full spectrum of maritime law, including ship construction, finance, purchases and sales, terminal operations, insolvency proceedings, cargo claim defence, charter party disputes and environmental matters. Offers national coverage, with its offices Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver playing key roles in the shipping arena. The firm also offers advice on shipping in the Arctic through its Team North initiative.

Strengths Clients say: "The advice is timely, practical, and effective."

In the words of one peer, BLG is counted among the "best competition in terms of quality of work."

Work highlights Assisted Chantier Davie Canada with the CAD84 million sale and delivery of a newbuild vessel for the offshore drilling industry.

Advised global marine salvage company Svitzer on its entry and expansion into the Ports of Montréal and Québec. Also provided commercial and regulatory advice.

Significant clients Canada Steamship Lines, Shipowners Assurance Management, Gard (North America), Mitsui OSK Line, CMA CGM.

Notable practitioners

Peter Pamel is "well known in the Montréal market," from where he provides expert advice on vessel sales and finance, charter party disputes, casualty investigations, vessel arrests and defence claims. He is regularly retained by P&I clubs, shipowners, operators, charterers and shipping lines. In highlights, he assisted Sarens with the importation and registration of vessels in Canada for the construction of a new bridge between the Island of Montréal and the south shore of Montréal.

Leader of the Vancouver maritime group, Graham Walker is a well-regarded counsel to a wide range of industry players. He handles a variety of shipping matters such as casualty work, charter party disputes and vessel finance, and has notable expertise in environmental compliance and related litigation. He recently represented a Russian shipowner in an arrest by the Canada Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund of a vessel which was adrift off the west coast of British Columbia.

Montréal-based Jean-Marie Fontaine is an experienced transportation lawyer, particularly noted for his handling of contentious maritime matters such as collisions, cargo claims, freight and demurrage claims, and ship construction and repair disputes. He has pleaded before the Canadian Transportation Agency and all levels of provincial and federal courts.

Dionysios Rossi is recognised for his robust transportation and maritime law practice, advising clients on vessel finance and purchases and sales, cargo claims, environmental law, vessel arrests, and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. He assisted Hanjin Shipping with the Canadian maritime law aspects of its global insolvency, which involved Federal Court and British Columbia Supreme Court proceedings.

Jeremy Bolger is commended for his long-standing experience in maritime law, acting on behalf of terminal operators, shipowners, charterers, financial institutions and P&I clubs. His advice covers commercial, administrative and regulatory matters. He is also well respected for his dispute resolution practice, defending clients against casualties, pollution and breach of contract claims, and serving as a mediator or arbitrator. He is a senior counsel at the firm.

Department profile by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

BLG’s Maritime Law Group serves Canadian and international clients throughout the marine industry, including shipping lines, shipowners and operators, charterers, terminal operators, P&I clubs, H&M underwriters and general marine insurers. We act as legal correspondents to a number of P&I clubs around the world, while providing practical and proactive advice to meet the needs and challenges of the marine industry.


Our strength lies in our commitment to being Canada’s pre-eminent law firm serving the marine industry. Our diversified practice, wide client base and knowledge sharing initiatives allow our lawyers to provide advice that is timely, relevant and comprehensive.


BLG is at the forefront of maritime law development, and is often involved in the leading judicial decisions which form the essence of maritime law in Canada. We assist clients in submissions before Parliamentary Committees and during government inquiries, act for clients in the context of investigations by the Transportation Safety Board, Transport Canada, and Canadian Coast Guard, and regularly appear before all levels of our judiciary including the Supreme Court of Canada, various Courts of Appeal, trial level and administrative tribunals, including the Canadian Transportation Agency, and foreign and domestic arbitral tribunals.

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Brisset Bishop - Transportation

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Commentary from the Chambers Canada guide

What the team is known for A top-tier shipping boutique, renowned for its representation of industry players such as P&I clubs, underwriters and shipping companies in a variety of litigation matters, including cargo claims, charter party disputes, collisions and ship arrests. The firm also provides advisory services in relation to a wide range of contracts and bills of lading. It is based on Montréal.

Strengths Commentators report: "This is absolutely a tier one firm," going on to say: "They have a good wealth of experienced practitioners" who "know the industry."

Notable practitioners

David Colford is commended for his expertise in maritime litigation and multi-modal transportation matters. He also specialises in corporate and commercial law in the maritime sector. One interviewee enthused: "I find him very intellectual, very well read - a really notable practitioner in the market."

Richard Desgagnés is well versed in handling both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters for a wide range of clients including shipowners, charterers, terminal operators, financiers and government agencies. He has extensive experience representing clients in Québec and federal courts, as well as in private arbitration tribunals. He is widely regarded as a "safe pair of hands."

Danièle Dion is lauded for her strong maritime practice, representing clients in litigation and ADR, as well as commercial and regulatory matters. She draws much praise from the market, with one source reporting that "she is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to regulatory work." Another added: "She is bilingual, doesn't waste time with issues that are not significant, gets right to the point and is persistent."

Viewed by sources as a "big player" in the market, Victor DeMarco has decades of experience in maritime litigation, as well as mediation and arbitration. He has represented clients before provincial and federal courts in a wide array of shipping-related matters, including cargo claims, collisions, casualties and oil pollution.

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Fernandes Hearn LLP - Transportation

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What the team is known for A prominent Toronto transportation boutique, commended for its expertise in both the marine and the rail and road industries. Advises surface transportation clients on a wide range of matters, including construction projects, M&A, regulatory proceedings and environmental issues. In the maritime sector, the team offers guidance on matters such as vessel licensing and registration, shipbuilding, purchase and sale, cargo claims, collisions and marine insurance.

Strengths One interviewee states that the team's "service and expertise are rated highly."

Notable practitioners

Rui Fernandes is an accomplished transportation lawyer, involved in the maritime, rail and trucking industries. He provides expert advice to domestic and international clients on commercial, regulatory and insurance matters.

Gordon Hearn acts on behalf of shippers, carriers and insurers in both the marine and rail and road sectors. He is well regarded for his advice on commercial transactions, cargo claims, casualties and regulatory compliance.

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Giaschi & Margolis - Transportation

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What the team is known for A compact, Vancouver-based boutique renowned for its in-depth knowledge of maritime law. Offers expert advice on both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters. Has good visibility among national firms, and serves a range of clients including P&I clubs, underwriters, shipping companies, terminal operators and government agencies. Provides advice on shipbuilding, charter parties, ship purchases and sales and international trade. Also noted for its marine insurance litigation practice.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Giaschi is a key player in the marine transportation field, with strong expertise in transportation litigation, marine insurance, charter parties and the carriage of goods. He is viewed by commentators as "very strong in his field," with a "high profile in British Columbia."

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Isaacs & Co. Barristers & Solicitors - Transportation

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What the team is known for Well-respected boutique with strong maritime and insurance expertise. Particularly commended for its litigation practice, the team frequently deals with cargo and casualty claims, marine insurance disputes, vessel arrests and environmental liability claims. Also experienced with marine commercial matters, such as contracts of affreightment, ship sale agreements and shipbuilding and repair contracts. Its client base comprises both domestic and international marine insurers and insurance brokers, P&I clubs, freight forwarders and shipping companies.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based Marc Isaacs is described by interviewees as a "very, very smart lawyer" who "is respected and commands a good chunk of the market." Focused on maritime litigation, he regularly deals with vessel arrests, casualty work and marine insurance disputes.

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Transportation

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Basic facts about the department
Shipping - 8 partners, 4 other qualified lawyers
Aviation - 28 partners, 23 other qualified lawyers
Rail & Road - 29 partners, 22 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Excels in shipping and is increasingly visible in aviation and rail matters. On the maritime front, the firm has a strong tradition of handling ship building, financing and acquisition, marine insurance, cargo claims and pollution matters. Regularly represents shipowners, terminal operators, shipyards, insurers, banks and government entities. The aviation group is renowned for servicing major Canadian airlines, aircraft manufacturers and airport authorities on transactional matters as well as product liability, insurance and general litigation. The firm is also commended for its robust rail transportation practice, counselling clients on projects, financings, rail regulation and litigation, as well as related tax and labour relations matters. The firm's recent merger with Bull Housser expanded its presence into British Columbia, enabling the team to offer transportation expertise throughout Canada.

Strengths One interviewee enthuses: "They are very approachable, easily contactable, and the advice they give is very all-embracing."

Sources are happy to report that this "world-class aviation firm" is "doing more and more work in Canada," and they appreciate the team's ability "to accommodate transactions which involve a number of jurisdictions."

Work highlights Represented Seaspan Ferries in a bid process for the selection of a shipyard to construct roll-on, roll-off vessels for a British Columbia commercial transportation service. The team also assisted with the negotiation and drafting of the construction and ship delivery agreements.

Assisted Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec with the drafting of its project agreement with the government of Québec regarding a light rail project in the Greater Montréal region.

Significant clients Port of Québec, Neptune Bulk Terminals, WestJet Airlines, Air Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway.

Notable practitioners

Paul Raymond is described by sources as a "very well-known corporate lawyer" and is particularly visible acting for Bombardier. He regularly advises clients on financing and securities matters as well as on sales and acquisitions. He assisted Bombardier with the USD1.5 billion sale of 30% of its equity stake in Bombardier Transportation to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

John Bromley enjoys a strong reputation as an experienced litigator in the maritime sector. He also acts as counsel in mediation and arbitration, and provides advice on contracts of affreightment, marine insurance and shipbuilding matters. He assisted Teck Resources with the negotiation and drafting of contracts of affreightment for the carriage of its products around the world.

Shelley Chapelski is a skilled practitioner commended for her shipping expertise and frequently mandated by marine insurers, P&I clubs, service providers and operators. Her practice spans all aspects of maritime law, including marine insurance, charter parties and vessel arrests.

Department profile by Norton Rose Fulbright

Our Canadian Transport Group provides clients with advice on various passenger and cargo transportation matters. Our experience encompasses all transport sectors, including aviation/aerospace, rail, shipping/admiralty and trucking.

Our lawyers advise and act for many leading companies with dealings in the transportation industry, including banks, insurers, P&I Club, shipping lines, ship operators, shipyards, terminal operators, railways, airlines and aircraft manufacturers, airports, trucking companies, customs brokers, freight forwarders and logistics providers.

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Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. It provides the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. The practice has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across the globe.


Stewart McKelvey - Transportation

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Commentary from the Chambers Canada guide

What the team is known for Strong group based in Atlantic Canada with extensive experience in maritime law. Provides advice on casualty, collision, insurance, cargo and pollution-related claims. Further noted for handling financings and other transactional matters, as well as commercial disputes related to charter parties and shipbuilding and repair agreements.

Strengths Market commentators describe Stewart McKelvey as a "strong regional firm" that is "well regarded in the market."

Notable practitioners

A "well known" and "seasoned attorney," Will Moreira QC has long-standing experience in the maritime sector. He assists shipowners and builders, insurers and lenders with sales of ships, regulatory proceedings and vessel arrests and seizures. He is also rated for his work in marine-related domestic and international arbitration.

Paul Harquail acts on behalf of P&I clubs, transportation and insurance companies in a wide range of matters, spanning from ship purchases, sales, financings and construction to collisions, cargo claims and environmental liability.

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Stikeman Elliott LLP - Transportation

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Basic facts about the department
Aviation - 7 partners, 7 other qualified lawyers
Shipping - 3 partners, 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly rated transportation practice, supported by the firm's tax and litigation teams. The aviation group regularly advises industry players on a wide range of matters including aircraft and equipment finance, leasing, contractual disputes and product liability claims. Operating primarily out of Montréal, the maritime group provides expert advice on ship construction and financing, marine insurance, commercial transactions and regulatory matters.

Strengths Interviewees praise the team's efficiency, noting that the advice is "practical, commercial" and "delivered in a timely fashion."

Sources note: "They have a large team so for any subject, they have the right competent person."

Work highlights Advised Air Canada on a private offering of three tranches of enhanced equipment trust certificates amounting to USD537 million. Also advised Air Canada on a CAD1.25 billion refinancing transaction.

Acted for the liability insurers of the Quebec Port Authority, which is the defendant in a class action relating to the release of contaminants during vessel loading and damage to adjacent properties.

Significant clients Discovery Air, Brussels Airlines, Vancouver Airport Authority, Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, AIG Canada.

Notable practitioners

Peter Cullen assists underwriters, insurance companies and financiers with commercial transactions, insurance and litigation matters relating to shipping. Clients find him to be "practical, commercial, able to look at the bigger picture and to consider the cost involved."

Laurent Fortier is active in the maritime sector, acting on behalf of domestic and foreign clients on a variety of transportation matters. He also advises on commercial insurance and international trade. Sources describe him as "pragmatic, reasonable and very strategic."

Department profile by Stikeman Elliott LLP

Stikeman Elliott combines a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the transportation and logistics sector with the bench strength of a full service firm. Drawing upon the unparalleled expertise of lawyers across practice areas, we deliver innovative legal solutions on the operations, corporate activities and regulation of our clients in this sector.

We understand the business and commercial drivers of the transportation and logistics industry, a product of diverse experience on a full range of relevant matters. This includes the creation and financing of transportation infrastructure, customs and regulatory compliance matters, complex financings, mergers and acquisitions as well as some of the largest public offerings in Canada’s history in the sector. When disputes arise, our litigators work seamlessly with in-house legal and business teams to arrive at approaches that maximize our clients’ overall business objectives. www.stikeman.com

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Senior Statesmen

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Jeremy Bolger is commended for his long-standing experience in maritime law, acting on behalf of terminal operators, shipowners, charterers, financial institutions and P&I clubs. His advice covers commercial, administrative and regulatory matters. He is also well respected for his dispute resolution practice, defending clients against casualties, pollution and breach of contract claims, and serving as a mediator or arbitrator. He is a senior counsel at the firm.

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Senior Statesmen

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Senior statesman David McEwen QC of Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP in Vancouver is well respected for his in-depth knowledge of maritime law. A skilled litigator, he has a wealth of experience advising on contentious matters such as casualties, cargo claims, tug and tow matters, yacht construction disputes and marine insurance.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Canada guide

John Bromley enjoys a strong reputation as an experienced litigator in the maritime sector. He also acts as counsel in mediation and arbitration, and provides advice on contracts of affreightment, marine insurance and shipbuilding matters. He assisted Teck Resources with the negotiation and drafting of contracts of affreightment for the carriage of its products around the world.

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Shelley Chapelski

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Canada guide

Shelley Chapelski is a skilled practitioner commended for her shipping expertise and frequently mandated by marine insurers, P&I clubs, service providers and operators. Her practice spans all aspects of maritime law, including marine insurance, charter parties and vessel arrests.

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Brisset Bishop

From the Chambers Canada guide

David Colford is commended for his expertise in maritime litigation and multi-modal transportation matters. He also specialises in corporate and commercial law in the maritime sector. One interviewee enthused: "I find him very intellectual, very well read - a really notable practitioner in the market."

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Christopher Giaschi

Giaschi & Margolis

From the Chambers Canada guide

Christopher Giaschi is a key player in the marine transportation field, with strong expertise in transportation litigation, marine insurance, charter parties and the carriage of goods. He is viewed by commentators as "very strong in his field," with a "high profile in British Columbia."

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Isaacs & Co. Barristers & Solicitors

From the Chambers Canada guide

Toronto-based Marc Isaacs is described by interviewees as a "very, very smart lawyer" who "is respected and commands a good chunk of the market." Focused on maritime litigation, he regularly deals with vessel arrests, casualty work and marine insurance disputes.

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Stewart McKelvey

From the Chambers Canada guide

A "well known" and "seasoned attorney," Will Moreira QC has long-standing experience in the maritime sector. He assists shipowners and builders, insurers and lenders with sales of ships, regulatory proceedings and vessel arrests and seizures. He is also rated for his work in marine-related domestic and international arbitration.

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Langlois lawyers, LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

John O'Connor of Québec firm Langlois lawyers, LLP is a leading practitioner in the maritime field. He is particularly experienced in all aspects of marine insurance and provides advice on ship financing, collisions and salvage matters.

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Stikeman Elliott LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Peter Cullen assists underwriters, insurance companies and financiers with commercial transactions, insurance and litigation matters relating to shipping. Clients find him to be "practical, commercial, able to look at the bigger picture and to consider the cost involved."

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Richard Desgagnés

Brisset Bishop

From the Chambers Canada guide

Richard Desgagnés is well versed in handling both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters for a wide range of clients including shipowners, charterers, terminal operators, financiers and government agencies. He has extensive experience representing clients in Québec and federal courts, as well as in private arbitration tribunals. He is widely regarded as a "safe pair of hands."

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Brisset Bishop

From the Chambers Canada guide

Danièle Dion is lauded for her strong maritime practice, representing clients in litigation and ADR, as well as commercial and regulatory matters. She draws much praise from the market, with one source reporting that "she is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to regulatory work." Another added: "She is bilingual, doesn't waste time with issues that are not significant, gets right to the point and is persistent."

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Fernandes Hearn LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Rui Fernandes is an accomplished transportation lawyer, involved in the maritime, rail and trucking industries. He provides expert advice to domestic and international clients on commercial, regulatory and insurance matters.

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Bernard LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Well regarded for his in-depth knowledge of maritime law, Thomas Hawkins is frequently retained by P&I clubs, shipowners, marine insurers and terminal operators. His practice focuses on litigious matters and covers vessel arrests, cargo claims, casualties, marine insurance and oil pollution matters.

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Metcalf & Company

From the Chambers Canada guide

Frank Metcalf QC of Metcalf & Company is an active player in the maritime sector and "still commands a big share of the Halifax market." A popular choice of counsel for P&I clubs and underwriters, he provides advice on a variety of shipping matters, including marine insurance and financing.

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Peter Pamel is "well known in the Montréal market," from where he provides expert advice on vessel sales and finance, charter party disputes, casualty investigations, vessel arrests and defence claims. He is regularly retained by P&I clubs, shipowners, operators, charterers and shipping lines. In highlights, he assisted Sarens with the importation and registration of vessels in Canada for the construction of a new bridge between the Island of Montréal and the south shore of Montréal.

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Route Transport & Trade Law

From the Chambers Canada guide

Based in Toronto, William Sharpe of Route Transport & Trade Law has extensive experience dealing with both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters. He is deemed by market commentators "one of the brightest lawyers in the country."

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Bernard LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Regarded by commentators as a "go-to person in Vancouver," Peter Swanson offers expertise across the full spectrum of maritime law. He frequently advises on transport and terminal contracts, casualties and collisions, charter party disputes, vessel arrests and environmental liability.

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Bernard LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Gary Wharton is a strong shipping lawyer, well versed in both contentious and non contentious shipping-related matters. He frequently advises on ship construction, marine insurance, charter party disputes, collisions and casualty cases.

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Brisset Bishop

From the Chambers Canada guide

Viewed by sources as a "big player" in the market, Victor DeMarco has decades of experience in maritime litigation, as well as mediation and arbitration. He has represented clients before provincial and federal courts in a wide array of shipping-related matters, including cargo claims, collisions, casualties and oil pollution.

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Jean-Marie Fontaine

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Montréal-based Jean-Marie Fontaine is an experienced transportation lawyer, particularly noted for his handling of contentious maritime matters such as collisions, cargo claims, freight and demurrage claims, and ship construction and repair disputes. He has pleaded before the Canadian Transportation Agency and all levels of provincial and federal courts.

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Stikeman Elliott LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Laurent Fortier is active in the maritime sector, acting on behalf of domestic and foreign clients on a variety of transportation matters. He also advises on commercial insurance and international trade. Sources describe him as "pragmatic, reasonable and very strategic."

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Stewart McKelvey

From the Chambers Canada guide

Paul Harquail acts on behalf of P&I clubs, transportation and insurance companies in a wide range of matters, spanning from ship purchases, sales, financings and construction to collisions, cargo claims and environmental liability.

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Fernandes Hearn LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Gordon Hearn acts on behalf of shippers, carriers and insurers in both the marine and rail and road sectors. He is well regarded for his advice on commercial transactions, cargo claims, casualties and regulatory compliance.

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Bernard LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

David Jones has extensive experience in a wide range of maritime matters, including shipowner defence, cargo claims, casualties, marine insurance and regulation. He is also commended for his in-depth knowledge of environmental law.

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Oland and Company

From the Chambers Canada guide

Barry Oland of Oland and Company in Kelowna, BC is a seasoned maritime litigator acting predominantly on behalf of cargo owners and insurers. His particular areas of focus include cargo claims, collisions, environmental liability and insurance coverage disputes.

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Leader of the Vancouver maritime group, Graham Walker is a well-regarded counsel to a wide range of industry players. He handles a variety of shipping matters such as casualty work, charter party disputes and vessel finance, and has notable expertise in environmental compliance and related litigation. He recently represented a Russian shipowner in an arrest by the Canada Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund of a vessel which was adrift off the west coast of British Columbia.

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Up and Coming

Metcalf & Company

From the Chambers Canada guide

Eric Machum of Halifax firm Metcalf & Company is considered a "very, very bright" up-and-coming maritime lawyer. He is regularly engaged by shipowners, freight forwarders and marine service providers to assist with regulatory matters, as well as charter parties, purchases and sales of ships and other commercial matters.

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Up and Coming

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Dionysios Rossi is recognised for his robust transportation and maritime law practice, advising clients on vessel finance and purchases and sales, cargo claims, environmental law, vessel arrests, and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. He assisted Hanjin Shipping with the Canadian maritime law aspects of its global insolvency, which involved Federal Court and British Columbia Supreme Court proceedings.

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