Partner, Stikeman Elliott
Vincent Prager is a partner in the Montreal office of Stikeman Elliott in the Commercial Litigation Section. He has been associated with the firm’s Shipping and Insurance group since 1968. His practice focuses primarily on all aspects of maritime law as well as aviation law, insurance and general international law and arbitration.
Mr. Prager is recognized by Lexpert, the Canadian legal directory, as a leading practitioner “consistently recommended” in the shipping and maritime law sector, and has been recognized by Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers 2002. He is also recognized as the most recommended Canadian lawyer in that field in the 2002 Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers as well as one of the most recommended in the 2002 Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Shipping and Martime Lawyers. Moreover, he was named as one of the twenty best insurance lawyers in the world by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best 2003. Mr. Prager has handled numerous major litigation and arbitration matters as well as dealing extensively with the commercial, non-litigious, side of his specialties.
Mr. Prager is a member of the Quebec Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a member of the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters, of the Association of Average Adjusters of Canada; Association of Maritime Arbitrators of Canada and the Canadian Maritime Law Association. In addition, he is Titulary Member of the Comité Maritime International. Mr. Prager has until recently been a Vice-Chairman of the Maritime Law Section of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, and is currently Vice-chairman of the Maritime Law Committee (A) of the International Bar Association. He is Vice-Chairman of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Mr. Prager is a director of a number of companies including OOCL (Canada) Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of the OOCL Group of Hong Kong; the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation; the Joseph & Fanny Oppenheimer Foundation, Tradau Inc., the Daetwyler Trust, etc. Mr. Prager is the recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.
Mr. Prager has written articles and case comments for several publications and has been the representative of the Canadian Maritime Law Association on an international sub-committee of the Comité Maritime International on damage caused by hazardous substances. He is the Chairman of the CMLA Sub-Committees on Dangerous Cargoes, General Average, and on the Canada Maritime Act. He has also appeared and chaired on panels at meetings of the International Bar Association, the United States Maritime Law Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, and has had several papers on his fields of expertise published.
McGill University (B.C.L., 1967), McGill University (B.A., Hons. Political Science and History, 1964); Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario; and Selwyn House School, Montreal.
Born Gerrard’s Cross, Buckinghamshire, England, 1944. Languages: English, French, German. Bar Admission: Quebec, 1968.