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Toronto Ontario Admiralty and Maritime Lawyers
Toronto Logistics and Freight Forwarding Lawyers
Delay Claims and Cancellation Claims from COVID-19

Ontario Marine Insurance, Cargo Claims, Shipping, Logistics and Multimodal Transport Lawyers
Coronavirus (Covid-19, 2019-nCoV) and its Impact on Commercial Contracts,
Performance, Frustration, Termination, Cancellation or Force Majeure
Legal Consequences of Strike, Embargo and Blockade

Gilbertson Davis LLP can act for and represent clients in a wide variety of marine claims or litigation.

We can act for international and local clients in matters within the jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario or Canada (the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada) or in local or international arbitration, where applicable.

The lawyer in our team whose practice is focused in this area has acted for and represented in litigation, here and abroad, a wide variety of marine industries and businesses, including shipowners, fleet managers and cruise line owners, NVOCCs, charterers, tug owners, salvors, shippers, receivers, parties to contracts of affreightment, dry-docks, shipyards, surveyors, bunker suppliers, purchasers and sellers of ships, terminal owners and operators, and their respective insurers. He has acted for many of the Protective and Indemnity Associations (P & I Clubs), and hull and marine liability insurers while practising in London and Dubai.

Marine Practice Areas

Gilbertson Davis LLP can act for clients in all marine practice areas, whether “wet” or “dry”, pertaining to cargo, the ship, or related activities such as towage, terminal operation, environmental obligations, warehousing, piers, docks and wharves, freight forwarding, multimodal transport, as well as small craft collision and casualty, both for owners and their insurers.

We can advise clients in connection with marine transportation contracts, including charterparties and bills of ladings and in connection with ship building, dry-docking, repair, crewing and sale.

The lawyer in our team whose practice is focused in this area has experience here or abroad in the following marine matters:

Including marine liability insurance, cargo insurance, marine casualty insurance, running down (3/4th) coverage, hull and machinery insurance, P & I coverage, yacht, pleasure craft, small craft and recreational boating insurance, war and strikes risks, new building insurance and marine reinsurance.
Including seaworthiness, classification, registration and flagging.
Including admiralty law, in rem and in personam proceedings, marine collisions, salvage, grounding, foundering and stranding, wreck, pilotage, tug and tow, limitation proceedings, safety at sea, and marine pollution claims.
Including cargo claims (quality, damage, delay and shortfall), bunkering disputes, charterparty (time, voyage, slot and bareboat) disputes, container disputes, laytime and demurrage, freight forwarding, maritime fraud, multimodal transport, passenger claims, personal injury, sale, survey, design and brokerage disputes, shipbuilding and repair disputes, employment and crewing disputes, stowaways, strikes, wart and sanctions, fines and penalties, deviation and delay, general average adjustment claims and ship supply disputes.


Gilbertson Davis LLP has served the insurance industry for over 30 years, including in matters concerning marine and transportation risks.

The lawyer in our team whose practice is focused in this area has over fifteen years of extensive experience in maritime law practice in the premier maritime and marine insurance / reinsurance centres of London, England, Bermuda and Dubai. In London this practice was focused on marine arbitration and matters in the Admiralty and Commercial Court.  He also possesses a U.K. post graduate law degree which included the study of maritime law, carriage of goods by sea and marine insurance.

If you have a matter in which you require marine or shipping advice or representation, please contact us for an initial consultation. Urgent enquiries can be made in accordance with the directions on our contact page.