Jean-Marie Fontaine is a partner in our Montréal office who specializes in the field of Maritime law
as well as non-marine insurance regulation and compliance and the National Leader of our Shipping Law Group. Jean-Marie acts for high-profile clients
in both contentious and non-contentious transportation matters.
Jean-Marie's practice encompasses cargo claims, collisions, spills, disputes relating to shipbuilding
and charter party contracts and the arrest of ships and cargos. He also has expertise in the drafting
of logistics and warehousing agreements, charter party contracts, the purchase, sale and financing of
ships, marine insurance policies and the importation and registration of vessels.
He advises insurers, brokers and other intermediaries in the insurance market on regulatory and compliance
issues and frequently represents clients before the Autorité des marchés financiers.
Jean-Marie also acts as counsel representing clients in aviation and land transportation matters,
and advises in matters involving a variety of compliance, regulatory and litigious issues, ranging
from the transportation of dangerous goods to the carriage of passengers.
He has appeared before the Superior Court of Québec, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of
Appeal, the Québec Court of Appeal, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also
pleaded before the Canadian Transportation Agency.