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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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Dionysios Rossi is a partner in the Vancouver office of BLG. He practises primarily in the areas of shipping & transportation, environmental, and energy law. Dionysios represents and advises clients in transactional, regulatory, and dispute-related matters. He has represented clients before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, all levels of court in British Columbia, and before administrative tribunals. Dionysios frequently speaks and publishes on a variety of legal subjects, in national media outlets and newspapers, as well as in trade and legal publications. He is a past Chair of the Maritime Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) and currently serves on the executive of the Environmental Law Subsection. He was awarded the highest Martindale-Hubbell designation of AV Preeminent (4.9 out of 5 in client and peer reviews). In addition to The Legal 500, he has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in CanadaChambers Canada, Benchmark Litigation and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.


Called to the British Columbia bar, 2007. LLB, University of British Columbia, 2005.

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Canada > Transport > Shipping

(Next Generation Partners)

Dionysios RossiBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

One of the oldest marine law practices in Canada, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP acts for shipowners, operators, shipbuilders, insurers, and charterers. It has a broad national practice, with expertise covering East Coast, Great Lakes, Arctic and West Coast shipping lanes. Disputes are a core practice area for the firm, which is frequently involved in major collision matters, cargo claims, ship arrests and customs disputes. Other areas of work include advising on transactional and regulatory issues. Jean-Marie Fontaine leads the team out of the Montreal office, acting for major clients on both transactional and litigation matters. Other key names are Dionysios Rossi and Graham Walker, both based in Vancouver.

Canada > Environment

The environmental law practice at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP offers legal support to clients operating in a variety of sectors, including transport, manufacturing, energy and waste management, on a multitude of business transactions, regulatory matters and in litigation. Contentious issues are a key strength for the group, which is equipped to handle civil environmental claims, contaminated sites litigation, administrative proceedings and judicial appeals. Rick Williams oversees the national team from Vancouver; the practice head is singled out for his experience in environmental issues pertaining to project development and permitting, with a special emphasis in the oil and gas segment. He receives key support from other practitioners based in Vancouver: Dionysios Rossi has a strong track record in federal and provincial environmental assessment processes and pollution-related matters, while Graham Walker leads on tort cases. Jonathan Cocker, who focuses on environmental compliance issues, recently joined from Baker McKenzie.