Nigah Awj

Nigah Awj


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

Her practice encompasses cargo claims, collisions, spills, and disputes relating to:

  • shipbuilding and charter party contracts;
  • arrest of ships and cargos;
  • aviation financing;
  • insurance claims and coverage;
  • importation and registration of vessels, trucks, aircrafts and automobiles;
  • compliance and regulatory issues in transportation and innovation technologies in the transportation industry;
  • trademark infringement;
  • master instalment and leasing agreements;
  • warehousing contracts; and
  • disputes between landlord and tenants in commercial leases.             

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