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Louis Amato-Gauci

t: 416-203-9818
f: 416-203-9444
e: louis@fernandeshearn.com

155 University Ave. Suite 700
Toronto ON M5H 3B7

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Mergers and Acquisitions
Transportation Law
Supply Chain Logistics
Cross-Border Transactions

Year of Call
Ontario 2000

J.D. University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 1998
B.A. University of Toronto University College, 1995



Louis Amato-Gauci

Clients select Louis for his responsiveness and cost-effective counsel.  He puts himself in the shoes of his clients to gain a better understanding of what they want to achieve, develops proactive solutions to mitigate risk, and seeks to meet specified goals as efficiently as possible.  He is a team player who likes to think outside the box to solve client challenges.  

Louis centres his practice on corporate and commercial law and serves as lead counsel in private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and reorganizations in various industry sectors.  He is a trusted advisor to domestic and foreign companies, provides general corporate counsel services to start-up, emerging growth and mid-market companies, and routinely advises on corporate structure and governance, regulatory compliance, and the negotiation of commercial contracts that seek to mitigate risk and protect key interests.

He is a recognized leader in the field of transport regulatory compliance, licensing and safety matters, and is regularly consulted with regard to operating procedures by a wide range of clients in the air, bus, truck, rail and logistics sectors.  Louis provides legal and consulting services to shippers, carriers, warehouse operators and freight intermediaries as they navigate changes in the regulatory landscape.

Louis provides customs and trade advice to manufacturers, importers, exporters and freight forwarders on the movement of goods and services across international borders, including the international sale of goods, compliance with the Customs Act and its regulations, participation in trusted trader programs, tariff classification, rules of origin and preferential tariff treatment under the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Canada—European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.  He has represented clients during trade compliance verifications by the Canada Border Services Agency and in connection with administrative monetary penalties, seizures and other sanctions.

In the automotive sector, he frequently acts for dealers, distributors, importers, lessors and parts manufacturers in connection with regulatory compliance, distribution agreements, supply contracts and the establishment and management of dealer networks.

Louis is a past President of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association and has served on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Lawyers Association (U.S.).  He currently serves on the publications committee of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals, which produces the quarterly Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy.  He is a founding member and a director of The Urban Orchestra.

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Industries and Individuals Served

  • Importers and Exporters
  • Cross-border businesses
  • Manufacturers, Suppliers and Distributors
  • Aircraft Operators
  • Motor Carriers
  • Charter Bus Companies
  • School Bus Operators
  • Railway Companies
  • Leasing Companies
  • Cargo Logistics / 3PL Providers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Load Brokers
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Warehouse Operators




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