Lucia Stuhldreier* 

Lucia Stuhldreier*

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.691.7431
e: lucia.stuhldreier@mcmillan.ca

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Lucia Stuhldreier is a partner in McMillan’s Vancouver office and a member of the firm’s transportation group. Her practice focus includes rail transportation, aviation and trucking.

Lucia advises and represents rail shippers in negotiations of rail transportation agreements, including rate and service matters, and agreements for the construction, acquisition and shared use of rail trackage. She has extensive experience in rail regulatory proceedings before the Canadian Transportation Agency and arbitrations relating to rail freight rates, service issues, interswitching and railway line discontinuance, as well as related judicial review and appellate proceedings. Lucia also advises clients on rail transportation policy.

Lucia’s practice also includes advising clients on regulatory matters relating to aviation and truck transportation.

Lucia has represented clients before the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, the Manitoba Motor Transport Board, the Saskatchewan Highway Transport Board, all levels of court in Manitoba, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. She joined the Vancouver office in 2016 after practicing as a partner and head of the transportation group in a Manitoba law firm. 

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to large grain shippers in level of service complaints and applications for regulated interswitching before the Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Co-counsel in final offer arbitrations for rail shippers in the mining, automotive, forest products and oil and gas industry against Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Counsel to provincial and municipal governments in negotiations and regulatory proceedings relating to the acquisition of railway lands and trackage for shortline operations and in-land port facilities
  • Appeared on behalf of rail shipper associations before the Canada Transportation Act Review Panel in 2001 and 2015
  • Regulatory counsel on the acquisition of six regional and specialized air carriers
  • Counsel to a regional airport authority in enforcement proceedings under the Aeronautics Act
  • Represented airlines in enforcement proceedings under the Canada Transportation Act
  • Represents and advises motor carriers and shippers on trucking contracts, bills of lading, cargo claims, National Safety Code certification and regulatory compliance.

Publications

Don't Count Your Efficiencies Before They Hatch: Exploring The Factors That Impact A Railway's Operating Ratio
The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 5
Canadian Transportation Agency rules on Vancouver rail embargoes in first own motion investigation
Regulations Implementing the Transportation Modernization Act
The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 4
Bill C-49: Some Welcome Improvements to Rail Service Level Arbitration
Bill C-49: Is the Line Haul Interswitching Remedy Really New?
‘Trick or Tweak' – Proposed Relaxation of Foreign Ownership Restrictions
Bill C-49: Government of Canada Proposes to Amend the Canada Transportation Act
Canadian Transportation Agency Closes Railway Capital Structure Consultation

News

McMillan Lawyers Earn 41 Rankings across 23 Categories in Chambers Canada 2020
McMillan Named Competition Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Canada
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2019 edition of Chambers Canada
Transportation and regulatory lawyer Lucia Stuhldreier joins McMillan's Vancouver Office

Education

  • University of Manitoba, LL.B. - 1997
  • University of Manitoba, B.A. (Hons., Philosophy) - 1986

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2016
  • Called to the Manitoba bar - 1998

Practices

administrative law
appellate advocacy
competition and antitrust
dispute resolution
government and public policy
litigation
negotiated transactions
regulatory compliance

Industries

aviation
rail
transportation
trucking
terminals

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association

Teaching Engagements

  • Instructor, "Legal Issues in Transportation", Transport Institute at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba (2006 - 2015)

Community Involvement

  • Musik Barock Ensemble, Board Member (2002 - 2005)
  • Aviation Management Advisory Committee, Red River College, Member (2005 - 2007), Chairperson (2007 - 2012)

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Transportation: Rail and Road
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada 2019 as a leader in Transportation: Rail & Road
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada 2018 in Transportation: Rail & Road - Nationwide - Canada
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada 2017 in Transportation: Rail & Road - Nationwide - Canada
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Lucia Stuhldreier is a partner in McMillan’s Vancouver office and a member of the firm’s transportation group. Her practice focus includes rail transportation, aviation and trucking.

Lucia advises and represents rail shippers in negotiations of rail transportation agreements, including rate and service matters, and agreements for the construction, acquisition and shared use of rail trackage. She has extensive experience in rail regulatory proceedings before the Canadian Transportation Agency and arbitrations relating to rail freight rates, service issues, interswitching and railway line discontinuance, as well as related judicial review and appellate proceedings. Lucia also advises clients on rail transportation policy.

Lucia’s practice also includes advising clients on regulatory matters relating to aviation and truck transportation.

Lucia has represented clients before the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, the Manitoba Motor Transport Board, the Saskatchewan Highway Transport Board, all levels of court in Manitoba, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. She joined the Vancouver office in 2016 after practicing as a partner and head of the transportation group in a Manitoba law firm. 

  • Counsel to large grain shippers in level of service complaints and applications for regulated interswitching before the Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Co-counsel in final offer arbitrations for rail shippers in the mining, automotive, forest products and oil and gas industry against Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Counsel to provincial and municipal governments in negotiations and regulatory proceedings relating to the acquisition of railway lands and trackage for shortline operations and in-land port facilities
  • Appeared on behalf of rail shipper associations before the Canada Transportation Act Review Panel in 2001 and 2015
  • Regulatory counsel on the acquisition of six regional and specialized air carriers
  • Counsel to a regional airport authority in enforcement proceedings under the Aeronautics Act
  • Represented airlines in enforcement proceedings under the Canada Transportation Act
  • Represents and advises motor carriers and shippers on trucking contracts, bills of lading, cargo claims, National Safety Code certification and regulatory compliance.