TRANSPORT LAW, LOGISTICS LAW, AND TOURISM LAW are central to our firm’s specialties, whether they deal with transporting goods or persons (passengers).

1. Freight Transport Law and Logistics Law

Freight Transport Law relies on rules specific to each means of transport:

  • Droit maritime,
  • Droit aérien,
  • Droit routier,
  • Droit fluvial,
  • Droit ferroviaire,
  • Transport multimodal de marchandises.

The kind of transport usually has an international dimension, so international conventions will apply depending on the case.

With regard to Maritime Law, our firm is certified to deal with the following matters:

  • Collisions at sea and other accidents
  • Maritime assistance
  • General average
  • Liability of owners or operators of ships
  • Shipowner liability
  • Pilot liability (sea or port)
  • Towage liability (sea or port)
  • Transport agent liability (for ships and freight)
  • Maritime carrier and forwarding liability
  • Registration or release of maritime mortgages
  • Arrest of ships and other means of execution
  • Disputes arising from carriage contracts: bareboat charters, time charters, voyage charter, sub-charters
  • Disputes arising from bills of lading
  • Maritime freight carriage liability
  • Loader liability
  • Port handling staff liability

2. Passenger Transportation Law and Tourism Law

Passenger Transportation Law also relies on different sets of rules that vary depending on the type of transport: sea, air, road, river, or rail.
Once again, specific international conventions govern the type of transport, especially the issues of the liability of transporters of passengers.
In particular, our firm is certified to support victims of aircraft accidents, maritime wrecks, and road accidents, in order to gain compensation for them or their families, as applicable.

Tourism Law also covers the liability (or lack thereof) of:

  • Travel organizers (travel agencies)
  • Maritime companies that own (shipowners) or operate (forwarders) cruise ships
  • Various professionals: other travel sales operators, operators running hotels, restaurants, cafés, and bars, tourist villages, tourist apartments and bed-and-breakfasts, mountain lodges, etc.

Et toutes ces règlementations spécifiques sont à mettre en perspective avec celles, particulières, relatives au lieu de séjour : par exemple, la règlementation relative aux remontées mécaniques et pistes de ski, à la dépose de passagers en montagne, aux itinéraires de randonnée, la circulation sur les cours d’eau, l’accueil du public en forêt, etc.