Cabinet d'avocat en droit du transport et logistique

Transport & Logistics

The line between

disorder and order

lies in logistics…

Sun Tzu

Stream acts for key industry players in the very globalized logistics sector and at all stages of the transportation chain, being by road, sea or rail: shipyards, shipowners, charterers, shipping and forwarding agents, freight forwarders, stevedores, road hauliers, inland waterway companies, rail companies, warehouse keepers and receivers.

Our team has a unique experience and expertise in advising logistics clients, in a variety of ways and at all levels: in the management of their supply chain, the carriage of goods from end to end, as well as during the storage and warehousing of products, their preparation and their handling.

Stream’s lawyers regularly advise their clients not only on their projects but also in commercial disputes in international trade, finance and logistics, as well as maritime, road, rail, aviation and multi-modal transport. 

Stream is a partner of TLF, the French association regrouping actors of the transport and logistics industry.

Due to its longstanding presence in Le Havre and more recently in Marseilles, Stream has an in-depth knowledge of port issues. 

STREAM intervenes for clients on security matters, arrest of vessels or management of crisis situations relating to the blockage of ports or terminals. 

Stream regularly represents a variety of actors intervening in this sector: ports authorities, ship owners, freight forwarders, stowage companies, pilots and stevedores. 

The firm also assists companies in setting up new port activities, namely with regard to competition law matters. 

Stream has particular expertise in all matters regarding the organisation, often complex, of carriage and the liabilities arising from such type of contracts (CMR, standard contracts under French law…).

Stream lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the client’s concerns and are able to support them in their projects, advising them on the wording of their General Terms and specific contracts. Members of our team have worked for key players in the carriage industry.

Our lawyers are recognised for their skills in the resolution of disputes before courts and in arbitration. We assist our clients in the resolution of any type of dispute in relation with the organisation or performance of transport, by sea or by air, by road, rail or inland waters. We also have a deep expertise in the matters involving the handling and/or carriage of heavy cargoes and sensitive cargo such as the equipment dedicated to the nuclear industry.

Our team is recognised for its skills to intervene, in particular, in the context of exceptional transport of goods, tanker transport, vehicle transport or refrigerated transport, to answer problems related to delivery delays, cargo thefts, damage to goods, during loading, unloading or shipment.  

Recent matters include:

  • Assisting a freight forwarder in charge of the organisation of the carriage of an Electric Plant from Indonesia to Singapore in the negotiation with its subcontractors;
  • Intervening for a major freight forwarder in a claim regarding the loading and carriage of a train.

Stream lawyers are particularly active in advising key players in the rail industry and members of the team have worked for leading rail freight operators. 

Our team has strong technical knowledge of all the applicable rules and regulations regarding the rail sector, as well as operational knowledge allowing it to provide accurate and pragmatic advice to its clients.

The firm advises, in particular freight, multimodal, passenger transport, rules on the use of wagons, maintenance, leasing of rolling stocks, subcontracting, public works on rail infrastructure, market and regulatory issues, etc.

Recent matters include:

  • Representing railway undertakings as well as maintenance companies in a major derailment case.
  • Advising clients on issues related to carriage of dangerous goods, notably incidents involving transports of nuclear waste and leakage of acid goods resulting from defects on tanker wagons. 
  • Advising clients in relation to collisions and loss of cargo. 
  • Advising owners in their contractual relation with their partners concerning leasing/subleasing of rolling stocks. 
  • Advising railway undertakings concerning issues of compliance with obligations contained in framework agreements in specific situations such as strikes or bad weather.

Over the last 20 years out team supported key players in adapting to the major changes of the market: the globalisation of the market and the need of externalisation of logistic services lead logistics providers to offer more and more sophisticated services, either in the organisation of the supply chain or in warehousing and distribution of the goods. 

Our team has comprehensive knowledge of the practices of the sector, advising on contracts for the organisation of supply chain (3 Pls; 4 Pls) as well as on warehousing and distribution matters. 

This knowledge is supported by our a deep expertise of insolvency matters and allows us to offer a reactive and relevant assistance to logistic providers.

Our team has successfully assisted clients in securing logistic supplier’s claims, and negotiating payment of the goods in cases of insolvency of the supplier’s clients.

The extensive knowledge of the logistics process allows our team to assist the industry in complex and high value disputes regarding their supply chain.

The firm has in-depth expertise in all issues related to public procurement law.

On the side of contracting authorities and contracting entities, it intervenes to secure the award procedure and optimise public procurement, the use of concessions or partnerships. This may involve in particular:

  • Identifying the needs on the one hand, and the appropriate contract and conclusion procedure to meet them on the other;
  • The drafting of contract documents and the determination of selection and award criteria;
  • Assistance with the completion of advertising and competitive tendering formalities (including the formulation of answers to tenderers’ questions and the conduct of negotiations if necessary);
  • Support during the phase of receipt and analysis of tenders, and then the selection of the successful tenderer;
  • Carrying out the final formalities for the award of the contract;
  • Drafting of the public procurement contract between the contracting authority and the successful tenderer;
  • Litigation in the event of a challenge before the administrative judge of the contract award procedure (pre-contractual and contractual summary proceedings in particular).

Alongside the candidates and tenderers, the firm intervenes in particular for:

  • Advising and assisting economic operators in the preparation of their bids;
  • Verifying the correct application of the fundamental principles of equal treatment, non-discrimination and transparency, and ensuring that the procedural rules are carefully observed;
  • Accompanying the economic operator in the framework of negotiated procedures where appropriate;
  • Advising candidates and tenderers whose tenders have not been selected on the opportunity to bring their case before the administrative court and on the appropriate legal proceedings;
  • If necessary, bringing the dispute before the administrative court.

Our team of lawyers, solicitors, and mediators regularly intervene in cases of domestic and international litigation, before arbitral institutions (CAMP, ICC, LMAA, CAIP, WIPO, ad hoc, etc.) , or via alternative forms of dispute resolution.

Our lawyers regularly intervene in the context of large-scale claims requiring in-depth knowledge and understanding of the sector.

The firm assists its clients in the context of exceptional transport of goods, tanker transport, vehicle transport or refrigerated transport, covering issues such as problems related to delivery delays, cargo thefts, damage to goods, during loading, unloading or shipment.

Recent matters include:

  • Representing a road carrier in the context of damage to materials during transport within a military arsenal;
  • Assisting clients in disputes relating to the temperature-controlled transport of goods, in the context of exceptional convoys;
  • Defending the interests of a road haulier, after hitting a bridge while transporting a motor yacht;
  • Defending a road carrier in the context of an international transport of turbojet engines;
  • Acting for the operator of a barge capsized in the Seine with hundred containers on board, preventing any traffic on the Seine during a week;
  • Acting for cargo interests further to the hit of a barge in a lock, preventing the navigation for several weeks.
  • Assisting the owner of goods in relation to complex losses such as contamination/pollution of goods, during warehousing, and assisted cargo insurers of products dedicated to oil industry following a major fire occurred on the site.
Ports and infrastructures

Due to its longstanding presence in Le Havre and more recently in Marseilles, Stream has an in-depth knowledge of port issues.

STREAM intervenes for clients on security matters, arrest of vessels or management of crisis situations relating to the blockage of ports or terminals.

Stream regularly represents a variety of actors intervening in this sector: ports authorities, ship owners, freight forwarders, stowage companies, pilots and stevedores.

The firm also assists companies in setting up new port activities, namely with regard to competition law matters.

Multimodal transport

Stream has particular expertise in all matters regarding the organisation, often complex, of carriage and the liabilities arising from such type of contracts (CMR, standard contracts under French law…).

Stream lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the client’s concerns and are able to support them in their projects, advising them on the wording of their General Terms and specific contracts. Members of our team have worked for key players in the carriage industry.

Our lawyers are recognised for their skills in the resolution of disputes before courts and in arbitration. We assist our clients in the resolution of any type of dispute in relation with the organisation or performance of transport, by sea or by air, by road, rail or inland waters. We also have a deep expertise in the matters involving the handling and/or carriage of heavy cargoes and sensitive cargo such as the equipment dedicated to the nuclear industry.

Our team is recognised for its skills to intervene, in particular, in the context of exceptional transport of goods, tanker transport, vehicle transport or refrigerated transport, to answer problems related to delivery delays, cargo thefts, damage to goods, during loading, unloading or shipment.  

Recent matters include:

  • Assisting a freight forwarder in charge of the organisation of the carriage of an Electric Plant from Indonesia to Singapore in the negotiation with its subcontractors;
  • Intervening for a major freight forwarder in a claim regarding the loading and carriage of a train.
Rail transport

Stream lawyers are particularly active in advising key players in the rail industry and members of the team have worked for leading rail freight operators. 

Our team has strong technical knowledge of all the applicable rules and regulations regarding the rail sector, as well as operational knowledge allowing it to provide accurate and pragmatic advice to its clients.

The firm advises, in particular freight, multimodal, passenger transport, rules on the use of wagons, maintenance, leasing of rolling stocks, subcontracting, public works on rail infrastructure, market and regulatory issues, etc.

Recent matters include:

  • Representing railway undertakings as well as maintenance companies in a major derailment case.
  • Advising clients on issues related to carriage of dangerous goods, notably incidents involving transports of nuclear waste and leakage of acid goods resulting from defects on tanker wagons. 
  • Advising clients in relation to collisions and loss of cargo. 
  • Advising owners in their contractual relation with their partners concerning leasing/subleasing of rolling stocks. 
  • Advising railway undertakings concerning issues of compliance with obligations contained in framework agreements in specific situations such as strikes or bad weather.
Warehousing and distribution

Over the last 20 years out team supported key players in adapting to the major changes of the market: the globalisation of the market and the need of externalisation of logistic services lead logistics providers to offer more and more sophisticated services, either in the organisation of the supply chain or in warehousing and distribution of the goods.

Our team has comprehensive knowledge of the practices of the sector, advising on contracts for the organisation of supply chain (3 Pls; 4 Pls) as well as on warehousing and distribution matters.

This knowledge is supported by our a deep expertise of insolvency matters and allows us to offer a reactive and relevant assistance to logistic providers.

Our team has successfully assisted clients in securing logistic supplier’s claims, and negotiating payment of the goods in cases of insolvency of the supplier’s clients.

The extensive knowledge of the logistics process allows our team to assist the industry in complex and high value disputes regarding their supply chain.

Public law and procurement

The firm has in-depth expertise in all issues related to public procurement law.

On the side of contracting authorities and contracting entities, it intervenes to secure the award procedure and optimise public procurement, the use of concessions or partnerships. This may involve in particular:

  • Identifying the needs on the one hand, and the appropriate contract and conclusion procedure to meet them on the other;
  • The drafting of contract documents and the determination of selection and award criteria;
  • Assistance with the completion of advertising and competitive tendering formalities (including the formulation of answers to tenderers’ questions and the conduct of negotiations if necessary);
  • Support during the phase of receipt and analysis of tenders, and then the selection of the successful tenderer;
  • Carrying out the final formalities for the award of the contract;
  • Drafting of the public procurement contract between the contracting authority and the successful tenderer;
  • Litigation in the event of a challenge before the administrative judge of the contract award procedure (pre-contractual and contractual summary proceedings in particular).

Alongside the candidates and tenderers, the firm intervenes in particular for:

  • Advising and assisting economic operators in the preparation of their bids;
  • Verifying the correct application of the fundamental principles of equal treatment, non-discrimination and transparency, and ensuring that the procedural rules are carefully observed;
  • Accompanying the economic operator in the framework of negotiated procedures where appropriate;
  • Advising candidates and tenderers whose tenders have not been selected on the opportunity to bring their case before the administrative court and on the appropriate legal proceedings;
  • If necessary, bringing the dispute before the administrative court.
Dispute resolution

Our team of lawyers, solicitors, and mediators regularly intervene in cases of domestic and international litigation, before arbitral institutions (CAMP, ICC, LMAA, CAIP, WIPO, ad hoc, etc.) , or via alternative forms of dispute resolution.

Our lawyers regularly intervene in the context of large-scale claims requiring in-depth knowledge and understanding of the sector.

The firm assists its clients in the context of exceptional transport of goods, tanker transport, vehicle transport or refrigerated transport, covering issues such as problems related to delivery delays, cargo thefts, damage to goods, during loading, unloading or shipment.

Recent matters include:

  • Representing a road carrier in the context of damage to materials during transport within a military arsenal;
  • Assisting clients in disputes relating to the temperature-controlled transport of goods, in the context of exceptional convoys;
  • Defending the interests of a road haulier, after hitting a bridge while transporting a motor yacht;
  • Defending a road carrier in the context of an international transport of turbojet engines;
  • Acting for the operator of a barge capsized in the Seine with hundred containers on board, preventing any traffic on the Seine during a week;
  • Acting for cargo interests further to the hit of a barge in a lock, preventing the navigation for several weeks.
  • Assisting the owner of goods in relation to complex losses such as contamination/pollution of goods, during warehousing, and assisted cargo insurers of products dedicated to oil industry following a major fire occurred on the site.

LAWYERS

Transport & Logistics

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Mathieu Croix

Avocat au Barreau du Havre

Partner

Vy-Loan Huynh-Olivieri

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Partner

Alexandre Besnard

Avocat au Barreau de Paris / Solicitor of England & Wales

Partner

Fabien d’Haussy

Avocat au Barreau de Marseille

Partner

Freddy Desplanques

Avocat au Barreau du Havre

Partner

Jérôme de Sentenac

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Partner

Laurianne Ribes

Avocat au Barreau de Marseille

Partner

Patrick Evrard

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Counsel

Marie-Nöelle Raynaud

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Counsel

Marine Silliau

Avocat au Barreau du Havre

Associate

Peter Langlais

Docteur en Droit - Avocat

Associate

Pierre Simon

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Associate

Valentine Gross

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Associate

Ingrid Bourbonnais

Avocat au Barreau de Marseille - Docteur en Droit

Associate

Jihène Bensassi

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Associate

Camille de Tugny

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Associate

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