Regional managing partner, Vancouver. National Business Leader of the Insurance & Tort Liability Group. Litigation and business lawyer with a focus on maritime, railway and environmental law. Counsel on a wide variety of transportation matters including marine and terrestrial pollution, commercial disputes, bills of lading disputes, collision, allision and grounding claims, derailments, ship arrest and sale, Mareva injunctions, immigration, coasting permits, purchase and sale of vessels, terminal service agreements, transportation agreements, charter parties, and many other matters. Lead counsel in Cami Automotive v. Westwood Shipping and CN Rail, distinguishing between bills of lading and waybills and considering limitations of liability of ocean and rail carriers and package limitations. Lead counsel in CN v. ABC Recycling, the first decision in BC to consider what are reasonably incurred costs of remediation under BC’s Environmental Management Act. Counsel on environmental prosecutions and civil disputes including land development impacts, migrating pollution, fisheries issues, transport of dangerous goods, agriculture issues, heritage issues, Aboriginal issues, mining issues, forestry issues and regulatory and administrative matters.
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Shipping & Maritime Law