Areas of Practice - Freight Forwarding & Logistics

The need for logistics providers and cargo intermediaries has grown with the increase in regional and global trade and the demand for the efficient domestic and international transit of goods. We have seen the evolution of intermediaries engaged in facilitating supply chain needs such as freight forwarders, load brokers, freight consolidators, non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOC’s), “3PL’s” (third party logistics providers), “4PL’s” (logistics coordination services), warehousemen and customs brokers who offer a variety of transit and logistics services. Our lawyers are recognized as market leaders in the provision of legal advice concerning:

  • Acquisition and Sale of Logistics Companies
  • Border and Trade Chain Security
  • Cargo Claims
  • Claims for Unpaid Freight Charges
  • Cross-Border and International Disputes
  • Customs Clearance
  • Defence of Casualty Claims arising from Transportation Accidents
  • Defence of Errors & Omissions Claims
  • Domestic Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments
  • Drafting House Bills of Lading
  • Drafting Standard Trading Conditions
  • Freight Consolidation and “Cross-Dock” Operations
  • Imports and Advance Cargo Reporting (eManifest)
  • Freight Broker Contingent Cargo and Errors and Omissions Insurance
  • Freight Broker Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
  • Freight Forwarder Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
  • Freight Forwarder Legal Liability Insurance
  • Logistics Intermediary – Carrier Contract Drafting and Negotiations
  • Non-Vessel Operating Carriers (NVOC’s)
  • Prosecution and Defence of Non-Solicitation and Non-Competition Contract Clauses
  • Shipper – Intermediary Contract Drafting and Negotiations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Third Party Logistics Providers (3PL’s)
  • Third Party Logistics Services Coordination (4PL’s)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Warehouse Agreements
  • Warehouse Claims