Jean-Marie Fontaine
Jean-Marie Fontaine
(514) 954-3196
(514) 954-1905
1000 de la Gauchetière St W, Suite 900, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2000 (QC)
Partner in BLG’s Shipping Focus Group. Practises in all areas of maritime law including cargo, freight, and demurrage claims; collisions; spills; disputes relating to shipbuilding and charterparty contracts; and the arrest of ships and cargos. Has expertise in the drafting of contracts of affreightment; logistics and warehousing agreements; charterparties; the purchase, sale, and financing of ships; applications for coasting trade licences; the importation and registration of vessels; and marine insurance defence and regulatory matters. His transportation law practice extends to aviation and trucking matters including passenger and cargo claims. Has represented clients before civil and administrative courts, including the Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and Québec Court of Appeal, as well as the Canadian Transportation Agency. Member of the Executive of Youth of Shipping, Director of the Canadian Maritime Law Association, and former member of the Montréal Bar liaison committee with the Federal Court. Co-author of the chapter on "General Average of Essentials of Canadian Law" – Maritime Law, 2nd ed. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of McGill University with common law and civil law degrees. Called to the Québec Bar in 2000.
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