Nigah Awj

Nigah Awj


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Nigah specializes in maritime and transportation law, marine and non-marine insurance regulation, and compliance and commercial litigation.

Nigah's practice encompasses:

  • Cargo claims
  • Collisions
  • Spills
  • Shipbuilding and charter party contracts
  • Arrest of ships and cargos
  • Aviation financing
  • Insurance claims and coverage
  • Importation and registration of vessels, aircrafts and automobiles
  • Compliance and regulatory issues in transportation
  • Innovation technologies in the transportation industry
  • Regulatory and compliance issues in transportation, including aviation, trucking, automobiles and vessels
  • Trademark infringement
  • Master instalment and leasing agreements
  • Contracts of carriage or freight forwarding
  • Dealership and Warehousing contracts
  • Disputes between landlord and tenants in commercial leases

Nigah has worked with the McGill Innovation Office on McGill IP issues and registration. She also worked in Disability Rights International to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in Mexico and Guatemala.

Nigah is a member of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative.

Nigah speaks English, French, Persian, Pashto, Hindi and Spanish.


  • Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS), a Fortune 500 science and technology leader, in its US$380 acquisition of Gibbs & Cox., the largest independent and privately-owned naval architecture and marine engineering firm in the United States and in Canada.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee, Youth of Shipping
  • Member, International Aviation Womens Association - active member of Americas Finance & Insurance Committee
  • Member, Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

Community Involvement

  • Executive Director, Afghan Youth Association of Montreal

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 Canada (Transport: aviation).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2020
  • BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2019
  • BSc, McGill University, 2015