Ryan Gallagher 

Ryan Gallagher

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.691.6865
e: ryan.gallagher@mcmillan.ca

overview

Ryan Gallagher is a principal in McMillan's Vancouver office and is a member of the firm's Competition Group and Transportation Group. Ryan's practice focuses on transportation and logistics with a particular emphasis on the rail industry. Ryan has particular experience in counseling, negotiating, and attending to regulatory and arbitration matters involving rates and conditions of service on and with Class I railways on behalf of some of the largest shippers and rail-users in Canada. Ryan also has assisted the firm's clients with various commercial negotiations, regulatory submissions before the Canadian Transportation Agency, industrial property development issues as well as environmental permitting and approval issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was an associate in a firm focused on railway regulatory matters.

Representative Matters

Ryan was a member of the firm's team on the following matters:

  • Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG) in connection with the formation of Central Maine & Québec Railway and purchase of the assets of bankrupt Montreal, Maine & Atlantic railway, following derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Québec (July 6, 2013)
  • Teck Coal vs. Canadian Pacific Railway, final offer arbitrations (May and June 2009)
  • Teck Resources Limited, agreement with Westshore Terminals Limited (2012)
  • Teck Resources Limited and affiliates before the Federal Rail Freight Service Review, Transport Canada (2010-2013)
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Canadian National Railway Company
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Union Pacific Railroad

News

Legislation to require tougher insurance for oil shipments by rail
Canadian Regulation of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions in the Transportation Sector
De-railed

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LLB - 2006
  • University of British Columbia, B.Sc. (Hons. Biochemistry) - 2000

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2007

Practices

business law
unilateral conduct and distribution practices
negotiated transactions
regulatory compliance

Industries

transportation
rail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Canadian Transportation Research Forum
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Ryan Gallagher is a principal in McMillan's Vancouver office and is a member of the firm's Competition Group and Transportation Group. Ryan's practice focuses on transportation and logistics with a particular emphasis on the rail industry. Ryan has particular experience in counseling, negotiating, and attending to regulatory and arbitration matters involving rates and conditions of service on and with Class I railways on behalf of some of the largest shippers and rail-users in Canada. Ryan also has assisted the firm's clients with various commercial negotiations, regulatory submissions before the Canadian Transportation Agency, industrial property development issues as well as environmental permitting and approval issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was an associate in a firm focused on railway regulatory matters.

Ryan was a member of the firm's team on the following matters:

  • Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG) in connection with the formation of Central Maine & Québec Railway and purchase of the assets of bankrupt Montreal, Maine & Atlantic railway, following derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Québec (July 6, 2013)
  • Teck Coal vs. Canadian Pacific Railway, final offer arbitrations (May and June 2009)
  • Teck Resources Limited, agreement with Westshore Terminals Limited (2012)
  • Teck Resources Limited and affiliates before the Federal Rail Freight Service Review, Transport Canada (2010-2013)
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Canadian National Railway Company
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • Canpotex Limited and related entities in rail transportation services with Union Pacific Railroad