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, and in the resources that we bring to that commitment. We invest in professional excellence, and support the development of our marine lawyers in their quest to becoming recognized leaders in the marine sector. Our diversified practice, wide client base and knowledge sharing initiatives allow our lawyers to provide advice that is timely, relevant and comprehensive. Our collegial teamwork-based environment provides clients with immediate access to the Firm’s broad spectrum of specialized knowledge. We work in conjunction with other practice groups within our Firm so as to offer our marine clients seamless service in other specialized areas.
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.