Areas of Practice

Maritime Law

  • Collisions
  • Salvage
  • Charter Parties
  • Stevedoring
  • Fisheries
  • Environmental
  • Labour
  • Insurance
  • Asset Transfers

Vancouver is home to the third-largest port by tonnage in North America. Owen Bird’s key litigation, corporate and institutional clients rely upon Owen Bird’s deep knowledge of maritime law and of the marine operational issues they face on a daily basis.

Owen Bird acts for port authorities, P&I clubs, shipowners, terminal operators, tug and barge operators, liability insurers, hull insurers and cargo insurers, among others.

Owen Bird’s maritime lawyers are available 24/7 to assist with major casualty and emergency response issues, spills and pollution incidents, injunctions, marine insurance coverage issues, commercial disputes, personal injuries and fatalities, arrests and related maritime issues.  Our commercial maritime team can also assist with charterparties, contracts of affreightment, towage agreements, terminal services agreements and warehousing, freight forwarding and other transportation related agreements and issues.