Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure

Overview

Our lawyers are experts in all legal aspects of transportation and transportation infrastructure, able to draft innovative agreements tailored to every mode of operation and analyze carrier liability for any mode of transportation.

Services

Carrier liability

  • Civil liability of air, road, and rail carriers
  • Marine, air, and land transport insurance
  • Civil liability of owners and operators of aircraft, ships, and vehicles
  • Transportation and charter contracts and charter-parties
  • Purchase, sale, and financing of ships and aircraft
  • Provincial and federal regulations and shared jurisdiction
  • Agents, forwarders, and other intermediaries

Transportation infrastructures 

  • Partnership agreements
  • Design, construction and operating agreements
  • Concession agreements
  • Financing agreements
  • Surveillance, maintenance and tolling agreements
  • Negotiations pertaining to rights-of-way and other real rights required to exploit rights-of-way
  • Agreements for services incidental to transportation

Representative mandates

Carrier liability

  • Represent businesses and insurers in connection with liability claims for property damage and personal injury suffered in transit (various modes of transportation)
  • Represent businesses and insurers in connection with claims for losses and damage to cargo (various modes of transportation)
  • Represent insurers and owners with regard to damage to aircraft or airport facilities and personal injury and damage resulting from air accidents
  • Strategic advice to clients regarding excess liability insurance in cases of catastrophic events with damage in excess of $100 million
  • Strategic advice to clients on the interpretation of operating, cooperation, and indemnity agreements applicable in cases of catastrophic events involving multiple carriers and several categories of victims, including multi-jurisdictional class actions

Transportation infrastructure

  • Advise a bidder for the construction, operation, maintenance, and financing, on a  public-private partnership (PPP) basis, of road infrastructure for highways A-25 and A-30
  • Trade negotiations with suppliers in the rail transportation sector and representation in connection with warranty claims
  • Interpretation of service agreements in the public transit sector
  • Draft and implement an agreement for public transit ticket sales and revenue collection
  • Represent a resource development and transportation company before the Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Acquire dedicated rights-of-way and negotiate with government authorities and regulators for the creation of a bus lane
  • Analyse the scope of acquired rights for carriers and representation before municipal authorities
  • Sale of affiliates of a rail transportation company and a railcar ferry operation
  • Legal opinion, advice, and representation in anticipation of the operation of a rail link between downtown Montréal and the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau airport
  • Legal advice on the obligation to decontaminate certain rail infrastructure
  • Legal advice and representation in several matters regarding the application of provincial and municipal legislation at the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau and Mirabel airports
  • Negotiation and conclusion of a cost-sharing agreement for the construction of road infrastructure for a mining company in connection with the Plan Nord
  • Represent the seller in connection with the transfer of a rail line to an Aboriginal cooperative
  • Negotiate an agreement for the operation of a rail link by car blocks in connection with a mining project, including the analysis of the tax efficiency of the operation