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Transportation: Rail & Road - Nationwide - Canada
"In addition to law, he has an impressive knowledge of economics and finance, which results in a very powerful combination." "He is terrific to work with - smart, organised, reasonable, and with a sense of humour."
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François Tougas’ practice is devoted to competition and transportation law and policy. He counsels parties before the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Competition Bureau, governments and legislatures. His transportation practice revolves around strategic and competitive supply chain analysis and negotiations, commercial and operational dealings between rail freight shippers and carriers. He primarily represents shippers in negotiations, regulatory and transactional matters, as well as infrastructure development and contested proceedings. Apart from shippers, his clients include receivers, terminals and other rail users, regional and short-line railways, investors, transportation authorities and municipalities in their dealings with railways, marine and inland port authorities, terminals and other supply chain participants. He heads McMillan’s Transportation Group and frequently leads legislative and regulatory policy efforts in the rail sector before Parliament, federal government bodies and commissions. He is Adjunct Professor of Competition Law and Policy at Allard Hall, University of British Columbia, is a frequent lecturer and writer and has been recognized by peer-reviewed ranking services and journals for his work in both transportation and competition law. Please refer to his listing of representative matters, publications and presentations at the following link: https://mcmillan.ca/FrancoisTougas.