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Marc de Man


De Man Pillet

2020, boulevard Robert-Bourassa, bureau 2040
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3A 2A5


Position within firm: Partner

Marc de Man is a founding partner of De Man Pillet, formerly De Man, Pilotte. Marc was born in Antwerp, Belgium and lived for several years in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile. Marc has over 40 years of experience in maritime law, transport law, international trade, commercial law, arbitration and mediation. He advises a variety of clients in the maritime industry and in particular protection and indemnity insurance mutuals (P&I Clubs), cargo insurers, shipowners, charterers, suppliers of goods and services to ships. , as well as shippers and consignees of goods. In commercial matters, Marc represents banking institutions, as well as shipping companies and import-export companies. His practice leads him to represent interests from North America, Central America and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is perfectly trilingual in English, French and Spanish, which allows him to intervene directly and effectively with his international clientele. Marc is also a guest lecturer at McGill University as well as a sought-after speaker at Canadian and international conferences and seminars on maritime law.

Training BA Philosophy with honors, McGill University, 1968 Degree in Diplomatic and Political Sciences, Free University of Brussels, 1969 LL.B. McGill University, 1972 Admission year Quebec Bar, 1974

Professional Affiliations Canadian Maritime Law Association Canadian Bar Association Association of Independent European Lawyers (AIEL) Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters IIDM Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo (Vice-President, Canada) The Associate Maritime Arbitrators of Canada

Significant Deals

Specialized in Maritime and Transportation Law in General and International Trade and Commercial Law, and Arbitrations, particularly Asia (the Philippines and Singapore) and Latin America, representing Lloyd’s of London; major Greek shipowners; major Marine Underwriters and P & I Clubs; Admiralty law firms throughout the world, and more extensively in New York, and London, England; Pulp and Paper companies and Produce Importers; Bell Canada in tenders in Latin America; major Freight Forwarders in Canada; Shipping companies; Stevedores; Terminal Operators; Shippers; Consignees; Canadian Exporters and Importers, Engineering firms and specific mandates from Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada; Negotiation with major Korean shipbuilder; representing Czech shipowners; Extensive involvement representing Valencia citrus growers and Canadian importers, involved in the contracts of sale, marketing, marine insurance, banking; Charterparty disputes between various countries, such as Canada, India, etc.


Practice Areas

  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Debt Collection
  • Insurance Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Transport

Languages Spoken

French, English, Spanish, Armenian, Romanian

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