The M&A Advisor has announced the finalists for the Global M&A Advisor Awards and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is up for the Deal of the Year Award for advising Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd. in its $1.36 billion acquisition by Royal Bank of Canada. The BLG team was led by Jason Brooks and included Warren Learmonth, Jennifer Archer and Jennifer Wilson (corporate), Jeffrey Thomas (competition) and Shelley-Mae Mitchell (employment) in Vancouver and Larissa Tkachenko and Craig Webster (tax) in Toronto.

To be considered for the Global & Awards, finalists' transactions had to close between January 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009 and be valued at a minimum of US$10 million. The finalists will be judged by an independent panel and award recipients will be announced in September.