Toronto (May 27, 2016) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that Linda Bertoldi, partner and chair of the firm's Electricity Markets Group, has been named the RBC Businesswoman of the Year, by the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO).

In addition to being honoured by the ICCO, the Chamber also profiled Linda in this article, in which she discusses her career and her interest in the electricity sector, and how she has risen to the top of her profession.

Linda is widely recognized as a leading lawyer in the electricity sector. In addition to receiving this award, Linda is ranked in the highest tier for Energy: Power in Chambers Global and the Legal 500, and was recognized by the Women's Executive Network as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Linda's practice focuses on corporate transactions, project finance, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, all within the electricity sector.

The ICCO's Business Excellence Awards are presented to the most outstanding and innovative leaders from the business, academic and scientific community. The awards celebrate and showcase those individuals who have changed the economic landscape of Ontario, and who have given a competitive edge to their businesses.

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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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Stéphanie Alison Berthiaume
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
SBerthiaume@blg.com
514.954.2531