Our maritime law practice services P&I Clubs, underwriters, shipping companies, ship service providers, NVOCCs and freight forwarders, including many of Canada’s top players in the shipping community.  

We advise and provide legal representation in a variety of litigation matters, including:

  • Cargo Damage Claims
  • Charterparty Disputes
  • Coastal trade licenses
  • Collisions and groundings
  • Crew Matters
  • Collection matters
  • Damage to fixed objects
  • Freight forwarding, ship agency and brokerage matters
  • Frustration of contracts
  • Liens
  • Personal injury
  • Pilotage Disputes
  • Pollution Incidents
  • Purchase and sale of ships
  • Salvage Claims and General Average
  • Ship arrests, particularly trade debt collections

We also assist with contract drafting and solicitor-type advice in connection with:

  • Charter parties
  • Bills of lading
  • Letters of credit
  • Contracts of affreightment
  • Booking notes
  • Agency contracts
  • Warehousing contracts
  • Passenger carriage contracts
  • Ship repair and ship building contracts
  • Ship sale contracts
  • Arbitration clauses