With 29 deals, worth just over $18 billion, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP has been ranked as one of the top M&A legal advisers in 2008, according to Thomson Reuters and published by The Globe and Mail. The special report on 'Big Deals 2008' also lists BLG's involvement in the top deal of last year — Teck Cominco Limited's $13.6 billion acquisition of Fording Canadian Coal Trust.