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Norton Rose Fulbright

Transportation

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What the team is known for

Norton Rose Fulbright is an international firm that excels in shipping and is increasingly visible on aviation matters in Canada. On the maritime front, the firm has a strong tradition of handling ship building, financing and acquisition, marine insurance, cargo claims and pollution matters, offering additional expertise in environmental and pollution mandates. It regularly represents ship owners, terminal operators, shipyards, insurers, banks and government entities. The aviation group is renowned for acting for major Canadian airlines, aircraft manufacturers, financial institutions and airport authorities on transactional matters including asset financing and leasing. It also provides guidance to aviation stakeholders on product liability, insurance and general litigation.

Strengths

According to interviewees, "the NRF team is very client-focused and provides advisory services with the client's interests in mind. They provide a consistently reliable service with an outstanding level of detail and are always respectful of our timelines."

Work highlights

A Norton Rose team led by Shelley Chapelski advised Bridgemans Services Group on projects using former ferries and purpose-built vessels as worker accommodation at remote sites.

A team led by Stephen Kelly advised CAE on its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Flight Simulation Company B.V.

Notable practitioners

Based in Vancouver, Andrew Stainer is a well-regarded marine litigator whose client base includes insurers, ship owners and P&I clubs. He is experienced in handling cases involving capsized vessels, pollution concerns and casualty claims.

John Bromley QC is a seasoned marine lawyer whose Vancouver-based practice sees him engaged across the spectrum of maritime concerns. He has experience acting for ship owners, marine insurers and shipyards on both contentious and non-contentious issues.

Montréal-based Paul Raymond is regularly instructed for his counsel on transactions in the Canadian aviation market. He brings to bear his experience in corporate and securities law in a range of aviation financing transactions.

Shelley Chapelski has considerable marine liability and insurance experience, and acts for a broad range of vessel owners, insurers and P&I clubs. Based in Vancouver, she leads a team of shipping lawyers within Norton Rose Fulbright's transport group in Canada.

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Overview

Our Canadian Transportation lawyers, and especially its aviation finance and shipping groups, are leaders in all modes of transportation. Their experience extends into logistics, intermodal transportation, warehousing, ports and terminals.

Our lawyers handle commercial work, regulatory advice and dispute resolution for participants in the transportation industry and also provide emergency casualty response. Our clients include ship owners and operators, banks, P&I Clubs and other insurers, shipyards, terminals, railways, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, trucking companies, freight forwarders and logistics providers.

Transportation

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Location

Suite 1800

510 West Georgia Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6B 0M3

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nationwide - Canada

Transportation: Aviation: Finance


Paul Raymond
Band 3

Transportation: Shipping


Andrew Stainer
Up and Coming
John Bromley QC
Band 1
Shelley Chapelski
Band 1