The transportation industry is one of the pillars of our economy and numerous requirements regulate its activities. Our team in transportation law helps our clients gain a better understanding of the industry’s complex standards. We also advise and defend their interests in commercial transactions and litigation.
For several years, our team has been demonstrating its involvement in the industry by leveraging its knowledge and expertise on behalf of a clientele comprised of goods and passenger carriers, distributors, warehouse operators, consignees, transport service intermediaries, shippers, brokers and other participants. In so doing, our team is frequently called upon for the interpretation of laws and regulations affecting the rights and obligations of the different industry participants at the provincial, national and international levels.
Our team represents clients before all Courts of Quebec as well as certain Courts in Ontario in cases of commercial and civil litigation such as lost or damaged goods claims, unpaid transport or storage charges and penal complaints.
Our team also advises clients on commercial matters, in addition to drafting and negotiating agreements pertaining to local, national or international transactions within the industry, including transport, sub-contracting, distribution, storage, financing and partnership agreements. Moreover, clients frequently request our team’s expertise in the sale, acquisition and merger of transportation companies by asking our attorneys to establish the right structures to avoid the injurious consequences that can arise from such transactions.
Finally, because of their reputation as legislative leaders in this industry, our attorneys are often solicited to lecture and train employees of trucking and insurance companies, other private corporations, as well as the general public.