Toronto (November 17, 2017) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP ("BLG") is pleased to announce that Jennifer A. Archer and John A.D. Vellone, partners in the Firm’s Corporate Commercial Group in Vancouver and Toronto, respectively, have been named among the 2017 Lexpert® Rising Stars.

Ms. Archer represents and advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, domestic and international corporate reorganizations and energy transactions. She also has significant experience advising clients in connection with public procurement matters, complex supply arrangements and outsourcing agreements.

Mr. Vellone practises corporate/commercial and regulatory law with a focus on energy law and matters relating to the Ontario electricity sector. He specializes in the corporate/commercial and regulatory components of electricity markets and infrastructure revitalization. He also has a comprehensive technology law practice encompassing the breadth of corporate/commercial matters. He has particular experience drafting and negotiating agreements for hardware, software and information technology services.

The Lexpert® Rising Stars Awards are presented annually and identify exceptional Canadian legal talent under the age of 40 from both in-house and private practice, in all areas of law. Recipients are nominated by either their firms or their clients, and winners are selected by an advisory board consisting of the profession's leadership. This year’s winners were celebrated at a gala in Toronto on November 16, 2017.

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 700 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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