Transportation Law - Davis LLP
The Davis LLP Transportation Law Practice Group has extensive experience advising and representing clients in all aspects of law relating to the transportation industry. We advise both foreign and domestic clients regarding transportation law, including purchases, sales, leasing, or financing of aircraft or transport equipment, border security compliance requirements, tax, customs and export controls issues as they relate to the aviation and transport sectors.
We have advised extensively on mergers and acquisitions in the transport sector, and have a proven track record of successfully obtaining pre-merger clearances under Canada's competition, foreign investment and transportation legislation.
Our experienced transportation law lawyers are supported by the firm's extensive skills in areas of competition law, insolvency, litigation, technology and internet transactions, and employment and labour law, as well as transportation infrastructure development.
Our clients include air carriers, leasing companies, financiers, underwriters, international air and ocean freight forwarders, highway carriers, as well as warehouse and logistics services providers. We also advise manufacturers, producers, resource sector stakeholders, exporters and importers of goods moving globally, whether by air, ocean vessel, rail, truck or inter-modally.
Specifically, our Transportation Law experts provide advice and representation to clients in the following areas:
For more information about our aviation expertise, please visit our Aviation Law page.
We provide legal advice in all aspects of the ground transportation industry and act for numerous international and Canadian trucking companies. We advise and represent several national and international vehicle credit and leasing organizations and automotive dealers. With respect to public transportation and infrastructure initiatives, we advise public transportation authorities and have acted for large infrastructure companies and financing companies on several bridge and highway public-private partnerships.
Specifically, we have:
Our commercial and litigation marine law practice includes the following services:
Lawyers in our group have received recognition as leading transportation lawyers in two of the noteworthy legal directories, namely:
One of our partners was elected as president of the U.S. based Transportation Lawyers Association; and also served a president of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association.
One of our partners was invited to participate as an expert on a tri-national committee to harmonize liability laws and to create a uniform bill of lading for surface transportation in the three NAFTA countries.
Davis LLP Lawyers
Forrest C. Hume
Laura Safran, Q.C.