Railway, wildflowers and mountains.
Railway, wildflowers and mountains.
Railway, wildflowers and mountains.

RAIL

Businesses that ship by rail face unique challenges in an environment that often lacks competitive alternatives and requires significant commercial, economic and legal support to succeed. McMillan’s rail transportation group has been described by Chambers Canada as “likely the most experienced and knowledgeable in the country.” Our specialized, expert counsel is frequently sought out by other law firms, shippers, shortline railways, rail equipment manufacturers and lessors, governments and carriers in Canada and the United States.

We are known for our:

  • advice on commercial matters, including rail freight rates and service terms, as well as competitive and strategic analysis to support successful negotiations;
  • advocacy in contested regulatory and court proceedings, including final offer arbitrations regarding freight rates and conditions of service, other disputes over levels of service, and regulated interswitching;
  • public policy advocacy;
  • advice and representation in relation to the transfer or discontinuance of railway lines and other regulated matters.

Primary Contacts

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Ryan Gallagher

Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment | Transportation

François Tougas

Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment | Transportation

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