In the tradition of the firm since it was founded, the expertise of the Maritime Law team is unparalleled in Canada. Today, as in the past, we are influencing developments in this area of the law. Our professionals’ experience and knowledge mean that they are sought out as experts in maritime law.

The Langlois Lawyers professionals have developed an integrated understanding of the stakeholders in this field and have a network of contacts on every continent. We provide guidance and advice for shipbuilders, shippers and stevedores on a daily basis regarding the legal aspects of their operations.

Our professionals provide services in various aspects of the maritime shipping industry. Their fields of expertise include:

  • Carriage of passengers;
  • Charter agreement and charter-party;
  • Civil and criminal liability;
  • Collision, grounding and salvage;
  • Contract for carriage of goods;
  • Crew and employment contracts;
  • Damage to cargo;
  • Environment;
  • Financing, hypothecs and enforcement of security interest;
  • General average;
  • International conventions;
  • Investigation by regulatory authorities;
  • Marine insurance;
  • Marketing cargo;
  • Pilotage;
  • Purchase and sale of commercial vessels;
  • Regulatory requirements;
  • Seizure of vessel.

We provide speedy and effective service, whether the issue involves environmental pollution, collision, general average, salvage, damage to goods or personal injury.

We advise our clients on all commercial aspects of their maritime activities, for purchasing, selling or financing vessels and for chartering vessels or shipping goods.

We represent all categories of businesses in the maritime sector, including mutual insurance companies (P&I), Canadian and foreign carriers, passenger carriers, financial institutions, shipbuilders, shippers, freight forwarders, handlers, and energy companies.