Ryan Gallagher 

Ryan Gallagher

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

t: 604.691.6865
e: ryan.gallagher@mcmillan.ca

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Ryan Gallagher is a lawyer in McMillan's Vancouver office and is a member of the firm's Competition Group and Transportation Group. Ryan's practice focuses on transportation and logistics with a particular emphasis on the rail industry. Ryan has particular experience in counseling, negotiating, and attending to regulatory and arbitration matters involving rates and conditions of service on and with Class I railways on behalf of some of the largest shippers and rail-users in Canada. Ryan also has assisted the firm's clients with various commercial negotiations, regulatory submissions before the Canadian Transportation Agency, industrial property development issues as well as environmental permitting and approval issues.

Ryan also practices competition law, including merger reviews, and supports the firm’s Investment Canada Act practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was an associate in a firm focused on railway regulatory matters.

Representative Matters

Ryan was a member of the firm's team on the following transportation matters:

  • Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG) in connection with the formation of Central Maine & Québec Railway and purchase of the assets of bankrupt Montreal, Maine & Atlantic railway, following derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Québec (July 6, 2013)
  • Teck Coal vs. Canadian Pacific Railway, final offer arbitrations (May and June 2009)
  • Teck Resources Limited, agreement with Westshore Terminals Limited (2012)
  • Teck Resources Limited and affiliates before the Federal Rail Freight Service Review, Transport Canada (2010-2013)
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Canadian National Railway Company
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Union Pacific Railroad

Ryan was also a member of the firm's regulatory team on the following recent transactions:

  • Thoma Bravo, LLC, in its acquisition of TRADER Corporation (autoTRADER) for C$1.575 billion (2016)
  • Tahoe Resources Inc., in its business combination with Lake Shore Gold Corp. (2016)
  • Plentyoffish Media Inc. in its acquisition by The Match.com Group for US $575 million (2015)
  • The WhiteWave Foods Company in its US$550 million acquisition of Sequel Naturals Ltd. (2015)

Presentations

Data Solutions for Enhancing Transportation Performance
Railway Line Capacity Metrics

Publications

CN Rail Acquires H&R Transport - Competition Analysis
The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 6
Transports Canada assouplit les règles relatives aux heures de repos obligatoires pour les camionneurs transportant des cargaisons essentielles
Ne mettez pas la charrue devant l'efficacité : examen des facteurs ayant une incidence sur le ratio d'exploitation d'une société ferroviaire
The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 5
Regulations Implementing the Transportation Modernization Act
The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 4
Le seuil prévu par la Loi sur Investissement Canada est porté à 1 milliard de dollars (canadiens)
Bill C-49: Some Welcome Improvements to Rail Service Level Arbitration
Bill C-49: Is the Line Haul Interswitching Remedy Really New?
Bill C-49: Government of Canada Proposes to Amend the Canada Transportation Act
Investment Canada Act Threshold Increase - $1 Billion (Cdn)
Canadian Transportation Agency Closes Railway Capital Structure Consultation
The Govt of Canada Extends the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act
Rail Level of Service Decisions and Shipper Service Requirements
Will the Government of Canada Extend the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act?
Final Report: Canada Transportation Act Review – Part II (Rail Freight Traffic)
Final Report: Canada Transportation Act Review
Update: Safe and Accountable Rail Act Receives Royal Assent
Update: Government of Canada Proposes to Change Federal Railway Liability Regime
The Disclosure of Rail Carrier Costing Information
Update: Liability for Rail Shipments of TIH Commodities
Apportioning Potential Liability for the Rail Transportation of Hazardous Commodities
Shipper Incentives To Invest In Infrastructure And Operations

News

Des avocat.e.s de McMillan obtiennent 38 classements dans 21 catégories dans le guide Chambers Canada 2021
Des avocat.e.s de McMillan obtiennent 38 classements dans 21 catégories dans le guide Chambers Canada 2021
McMillan Receives an Impact Deal of the Year Award at the ITR Americas Tax Awards
Les avocats de McMillan obtiennent 41 classements dans 23 catégories dans le guide Chambers Canada de 2020
McMillan reconnu tant sur la liste des 10 opérations les plus importantes que sur celle des 10 décisions les plus importantes de Lexpert
Les avocats de McMillan sont bien représentés dans le guide Chambers Canada de 2019
McMillan nommé cabinet d'avocats de l'année en droit de la concurrence par Chambers Canada
La législation va exiger des seuils d'assurance plus élevés pour les cargaisons de pétrole transportées par train
Réglementation canadienne en matière de fusions et acquisitions transfrontalières dans le secteur des transports
De-railed
McMillan participe à la vente transfrontalière des actifs de Montréal, Maine & Atlantique Canada Cie

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LLB - 2006
  • University of British Columbia, B.Sc. (Hons. Biochemistry) - 2000

Year Of Call

  • Barreau de la Colombie-Britannique - 2007

Practices

comportement isolé et pratiques de distribution
droit des affaires
opérations négociées
conformité réglementaire
concurrence

Industries

transports
transports ferroviaire
transports maritimes
infrastructures de transport
terminaux

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Canadian Transportation Research Forum

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized by Chambers Canada 2019 as a leader in Transportation: Rail & Road
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Ryan Gallagher is a lawyer in McMillan's Vancouver office and is a member of the firm's Competition Group and Transportation Group. Ryan's practice focuses on transportation and logistics with a particular emphasis on the rail industry. Ryan has particular experience in counseling, negotiating, and attending to regulatory and arbitration matters involving rates and conditions of service on and with Class I railways on behalf of some of the largest shippers and rail-users in Canada. Ryan also has assisted the firm's clients with various commercial negotiations, regulatory submissions before the Canadian Transportation Agency, industrial property development issues as well as environmental permitting and approval issues.

Ryan also practices competition law, including merger reviews, and supports the firm’s Investment Canada Act practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was an associate in a firm focused on railway regulatory matters.

Ryan was a member of the firm's team on the following transportation matters:

  • Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG) in connection with the formation of Central Maine & Québec Railway and purchase of the assets of bankrupt Montreal, Maine & Atlantic railway, following derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Québec (July 6, 2013)
  • Teck Coal vs. Canadian Pacific Railway, final offer arbitrations (May and June 2009)
  • Teck Resources Limited, agreement with Westshore Terminals Limited (2012)
  • Teck Resources Limited and affiliates before the Federal Rail Freight Service Review, Transport Canada (2010-2013)
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Canadian National Railway Company
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Union Pacific Railroad

Ryan was also a member of the firm's regulatory team on the following recent transactions:

  • Thoma Bravo, LLC, in its acquisition of TRADER Corporation (autoTRADER) for C$1.575 billion (2016)
  • Tahoe Resources Inc., in its business combination with Lake Shore Gold Corp. (2016)
  • Plentyoffish Media Inc. in its acquisition by The Match.com Group for US $575 million (2015)
  • The WhiteWave Foods Company in its US$550 million acquisition of Sequel Naturals Ltd. (2015)
Juin 2020
Railway Line Capacity Metrics
(seulement disponible en anglais)

Presented at the 55th Annual Proceedings of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum

Mai 2020
CN Rail Acquires H&R Transport - Competition Analysis(seulement disponible en anglais)

Competition Law Bulletin

Avril 2020
The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 6(seulement disponible en anglais)
Juin 2019
The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 5(seulement disponible en anglais)

Mai 2019
Operating Ratio as a Measure of Railway Operating Efficiency
(seulement disponible en anglais)

Avril 2019
Regulations Implementing the Transportation Modernization Act(seulement disponible en anglais)

Transportation Bulletin

Juin 2018
The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 4(seulement disponible en anglais)

Juin 2017
Bill C-49: Some Welcome Improvements to Rail Service Level Arbitration(seulement disponible en anglais)

Transportation Bulletin

Mai 2017
Bill C-49: Is the Line Haul Interswitching Remedy Really New?(seulement disponible en anglais)

Transportation Bulletin

Mai 2017
Bill C-49: Government of Canada Proposes to Amend the Canada Transportation Act(seulement disponible en anglais)

Transportation Bulletin

Avril 2017
Investment Canada Act Threshold Increase - $1 Billion (Cdn)(seulement disponible en anglais)

Competition Bulletin

Janvier 2017
Canadian Transportation Agency Closes Railway Capital Structure Consultation(seulement disponible en anglais)

Transportation Bulletin

Août 2016
The Govt of Canada Extends the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act(seulement disponible en anglais)

Transportation Bulletin

Mai 2016
Rail Level of Service Decisions and Shipper Service Requirements(seulement disponible en anglais)
North American Transport Challenges in an Era of Change, Proceedings of the 51st Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Toronto, Ontario
Avril 2016
Will the Government of Canada Extend the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act?(seulement disponible en anglais)
Transportation Bulletin
Avril 2016
Final Report: Canada Transportation Act Review – Part II (Rail Freight Traffic)(seulement disponible en anglais)

Transportation Bulletin

Mars 2016
Final Report: Canada Transportation Act Review(seulement disponible en anglais)

Transportation Bulletin

Juin 2015
Update: Safe and Accountable Rail Act Receives Royal Assent(seulement disponible en anglais)
Transportation Bulletin
Mai 2015
Risk Shifting as use of Market Power: Transportation of Dangerous Goods(seulement disponible en anglais)
Another 50 Years: Where To From Here?, Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Montreal, Quebec
Printemps 2015
Canadian Regulation of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions in the Transportation Sector
(seulement disponible en anglais)
American Bar Association's Transportation and Energy Industries Committee Newsletter
Février 2015
Update: Government of Canada Proposes to Change Federal Railway Liability Regime(seulement disponible en anglais)
Transportation Bulletin
Juin 2013
The Disclosure of Rail Carrier Costing Information(seulement disponible en anglais)
North American Competitiveness in Global Trade: The Role of Transportation, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Mai 2013
Update: Liability for Rail Shipments of TIH Commodities(seulement disponible en anglais)
Transportation Bulletin
Juin 2012
Apportioning Potential Liability for the Rail Transportation of Hazardous Commodities(seulement disponible en anglais)
Sustainable Transportation: Economic, Social and Environment Perspectives, Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Calgary, Alberta
Mai 2011
Shipper Incentives To Invest In Infrastructure And Operations(seulement disponible en anglais)
Transportation and Innovation: the Roles of Governments, Industry and Academia, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Gatineau, Québec
5 Juin 2020
Data Solutions for Enhancing Transportation Performance
Railway Line Capacity Metrics
(seulement disponible en anglais)
CTRF 2020 Annual Conference