Jean-Marie Fontaine is a partner in the Montreal office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP who specializes in the field of Maritime law as well as non-marine insurance regulation and compliance. 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 charterparty contracts and the arrest of ships and cargos. He also has expertise in the drafting of logistics and warehousing agreements, charterparty 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.