The aviation industry is a highly competitive international industry, regulated by extensive laws that are always changing. Aviation innovators and legacy players require expert advice from an aviation law firm that understands the international laws and regulations that govern the aviation sector, as well as where the industry is going. McMillan’s aviation industry lawyers work with the leading players that are shaping the future of the industry. We represent a cross-section of national and international airlines, aviation associations, aerospace and defence contractors, aircraft and parts manufacturers, maintenance providers; aircraft operators, purchasers, sellers, financiers, lessors and lessees; airport authorities and aerodrome operators, air cargo organizations and pilots.
McMillan helps aviation clients lead by:
- Advising on local and international regulatory regimes and treaties
- Advising on airport infrastructure development
- Advising air carriers on foreign ownership rules that may affect their holdings
- Assisting clients with tax matters related to aircraft ownership and finance
- Advising on insurance and risk management issues
- Representing clients in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings
- Advising carriers concerning air passenger rights
- Representing clients in claims-related litigation and dispute resolution, including class actions
- Assisting with crisis management planning
- Representing carriers and brokers in the purchase, lease and disposition of aircraft, engines, parts and other equipment
- Advising on equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions and investments
- Negotiating charters, maintenance agreements and other commercial and operational arrangements, such as codeshare agreements
Insights (28 Posts)
The Government of Canada has published regulations clarifying how paid medical leave for employees will work.
The Government of Canada has lifted its mandatory vaccination requirements for employees in the air, marine and rail sectors.
The article analyses the Canadian Transportation Agency decision in Flair and its implications for the airline industry and the regulatory regimes in Canada.
An overview of two further rounds of Canadian sanctions against Russia as well as amendments that would strengthen Canada’s sanctions regime.
Not Yet Cleared for Takeoff: Draft Canadian Luxury Tax Legislation Raises Concerns for the Aviation Industry
On March 11, 2022, the federal Department of Finance released draft legislative proposals to implement the proposed Luxury Tax.
Legal tools Canadian companies should seek advice on if they are no longer able perform contractual agreements because of the war in Ukraine
Federal Government Accepting Comments on Exemptions to Hours of Work Requirements in Air and Rail Transportation, Banking and Telecommunications Sectors
Employers in transportation, banking and telecommunications sectors have until February 23 to comment on proposed hours of work exemptions.
An Ontario arbitrator upheld an employer's vaccine mandate for both a site where a 3rd party obligation existed and a related site with no such obligation.
Ontario Arbitrators Continue to Uphold Terminations of Employees who Breach COVID-19 Safety Protocols
A recent decision by an Ontario arbitrator further affirmed the notion that dishonesty during COVID screening protocols by an employee can lead to termination.
The Federal Court of Canada recently dealt another blow to those challenging workplace vaccine mandates when it denied an interlocutory injunction that would have suspended the implementation of the federal government’s COVID-19 mandatory vaccination requirement for suppliers.
Federal government announces details of mandatory vaccination for air, marine and rail travellers
A labour arbitrator upheld an employer’s mandatory vaccination policy, finding the policy to be reasonable and enforceable.
Video teleconferencing companies face unique cybersecurity and data privacy risks. The OPC has new guidance on how these companies can best address them.
Clipping Wings and Stalling Engines: The proposed Canadian federal luxury tax raises issues for vendors, manufacturers, service providers and consumers
Proposed Canadian federal luxury tax raises issues for the aviation, automotive and boat industries
The Pay Equity Act, requiring federally regulated employers to develop a comprehensive pay equity plan, takes effect on August 31, 2021
Amendments to the OHSA Consolidate Reporting Requirements for Workplace Accidents Effective July 1, 2021
The Ontario government introduced amendments to Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to consolidate accident reporting requirements.
Legal news bulletin discussing recent changes to ICMA Green Bond Principles.
Commissioners warn that privacy considerations must be “front and centre” as organizations develop and implement vaccine passports in the coming months
Guidance on employers' obligations under the new federal Pay Equity Act and its associated regulations, expected to take effect in late 2021.
In a long-awaited decision, Canada’s newly appointed Transport Minister approved Air Canada’s acquisition of rival Transat on public interest grounds
In the Bag: Court Certifies Class Action for Westjet Baggage Fees
On June 1, 2020, the CTA issued the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations Application Exemption Order.
On May 24, 2019, after many months of consultations with various stakeholders, the Canadian Transportation Agency (“CTA”) formally adopted the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (the “APPR”).
“Facts Matter” – Despite Amendments to the Foreign Ownership Restrictions for Canadian Air Carriers, ‘Control in Fact’ is still the Rule
Following its introduction on May 16, 2017 as Bill C-49, an Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (the "CTA") the Transportation Modernization Act (Canada)
Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference.
‘Trick or Tweak' – Proposed Relaxation of Foreign Ownership Restrictions
for Canadian Air Carriers
Government Announces Changes in Foreign Ownership Rules for Canadian Airlines – 'Change in Fact'?
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