Tel.: (514) 985-2262
Cell.: (514) 704-3970

Marc de Man is a founding partner of De Man Pillet, formerly De Man, Pilotte.

Marc was born in Antwerp, Belgium and lived several years in Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as in Santiago, Chile.

Marc has extensive experience in maritime and transportation law, international trade and commercial law, arbitration and mediation, with more than 40 years of practice. He acts as counsel to a varied clientele in the maritime industry comprised of P&I Clubs, cargo underwriters, shipowners, charterers, ship suppliers, as well as shippers and consignees of cargo.

In commercial matters, Marc represents banking institutions, shipping and trading companies.  Marc’s practice has led him to represent interests from North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  He is fully trilingual in French, English and Spanish, which enables him to deal directly and efficiently with his international clientele.

Marc is also a guest lecturer at McGill University and a sought-after speaker at various conferences and seminars, both in Canada and throughout the world.


  • B.A. Philosophy (Honours), McGill University, 1968
  • Licence in Diplomatic and Political Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1969
  • LL.B. McGill University, 1972

Year of call

  • Quebec Bar, 1974

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Mediation
  • Transportation Law

Professional Associations

  • Association of Independent European Lawyers (AIEL)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Maritime Law Association
  • Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters
  • IIDM Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritime (Vice-President, Canada)
  • Les Arbitres maritimes associés du Canada


French, English, Spanish, Armenian and spoken Romanian