Summary

The increasing sophistication of today’s global economy means that opportunities and challenges do not stay confined to one jurisdiction. When your business requirements involve Canada or India, you can have confidence that the professionals at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) have the experience, drive and understanding of your business needs that are required in order to achieve the best possible results for you.

BLG’s India Group comprises a national team of leading professionals from multiple practice areas and industries located across Canada. We have one of the largest and most experienced India practices, having provided legal services to Canadian, Indian and global clients.

The Group serves as a strategic legal partner to Indian companies and financial institutions pursuing opportunities in Canada. Whether the matter involves acquiring a business, making a strategic investment or securing your intellectual property, we offer our Indian clients the advice and representation from some of Canada’s most respected and experienced lawyers.

We also assist Canadian organizations seeking to expand their international strategy in India. Focusing geographically, India Group lawyers draw together to ensure they have a thorough understanding of the rapid pace of legal, socio-political, and commercial environmental developments in India. Our knowledge base is derived from a long history of India-related work and strong relationships with leading Indian organizations. We also have intimate knowledge of the local culture and linguistic skills necessary to advance our clients’ interests.

Industries that we regularly serve include mining and natural resources, infrastructure, energy, biotech/pharma, agriculture, financial services, automotives, intellectual property and transportation to name only a few.

Our Services

BLG's India Group assists clients with a full range of services, including legal advice with respect to:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance
  • Investment funds
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Corporate commercial
  • Commercial real estate
  • International tax planning
  • Acting as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitrations

Our Clients

We act for some of India’s largest companies and financial institutions and are also actively engaged with a number of successful Indian entrepreneurs and mid-market companies.

As one of Canada’s leading law firms, we have the privilege of serving some of Canada’s largest corporations and financial institutions, as well as a lengthy list of successful entrepreneurs from a wide range of sectors. We are regularly consulted to advise our Canadian clients with regard to their India strategies and for advice and introductions within our network in India.

Representative Work

  • Larsen & Toubro Infotech, in connection with its acquisition of Citigroup Fund Services Canada Inc.’s existing IT outsourcing business.
  • State Bank of India (Canada), in connection with AV Nackawic Inc.’s acquisition of St. Anne Nackawic pulp mill.
  • Essar Global $1.85 billion acquisition of Algoma Steel (as counsel to the financial adviser).
  • Tata Consultancy Services, on its establishment and ongoing business in Canada.
  • Structure and offering of Excel India Fund.
  • Acted for one of the members of a concessionaire joint venture in connection with the Mumbai light rail transit project.
  • Structure and coordination of Portland India Select Business Portfolio Trust a multi-layered / multi-jurisdictional Indian investment fund based in Canada.
  • Easun Reyrolle Ltd., in connection with its acquisition of NxtPhase T&D Corporation.