Montréal (June 28, 2017) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce the appointment of André Dufour as Regional Managing Partner of its Montréal office, effective July 1, 2017.

André Dufour previously acted as the leader of BLG Montréal's Business and Corporate Commercial Group. Over the course of his tenure and career at BLG, André has been involved in a broad range of commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In his new position, André will be charged with continuing to drive the Montréal office's achievement of its strategic objectives. While assuming the role of Regional Managing Partner, André will maintain his practice, nurture his first class network of international contacts and continue his many professional and community engagements. André is an officer of the International Bar Association and he currently sits on the boards of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation, the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation, the Léger Foundation as well as the Compagnie Marie Chouinard.

André succeeds John G. Murphy, who held the position for 11 years. During his mandate as Regional Managing Partner, John strengthened the Montréal office and BLG nationally by emphasizing professionalism, service excellence, teamwork and community involvement. John will continue to act as trusted advisor to some of the firm's top clients and will provide strategic advice in connection with a wide variety of construction matters.

"André has held various leadership positions within the Firm over the years, both at a regional and a national level, and he has worked closely with John", said Sean Weir, BLG's National Managing Partner and CEO. "This will allow for a seamless transition and continuity for our clients and our team members."

With this new appointment, BLG Montréal's team of committed professionals and staff members will continue to reinforce its impressive market position by delivering exceptional client service and providing high-value legal advice.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country's largest law firms with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

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