August 28, 2009 — For the second year in a row, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) ranks number one in Canada for the highest number of lawyers listed in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada . In total, 151 of BLG's lawyers are listed - an increase of 27 lawyers from BLG's leading position in the 2009 edition.

Additionally, BLG ranked number one in Canada in 12 practice areas, including:

  • Aviation Law*
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation*
  • Construction Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring*
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law*
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Private Funds Law*
  • Public Procurement
  • Trusts and Estates

(*) Denotes tie with 1 or more other firm(s).

The rankings for Best Lawyers in Canada are based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 270,000 detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Over the course of more than a quarter century, Best Lawyers has become a much respected guide to legal excellence in the legal profession.

The complete rankings list is included below.

For more information, please contact:

Tricia Weagant
Ketchum Public Relations Canada (for BLG)
tricia.weagant@ketchum.com
416 355 7431

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents, and other professionals working in six major Canadian cities, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is the largest Canadian business law firm. BLG provides bilingual legal and intellectual property services in virtually every area of law, and represents a wide range of regional, national and multinational organizations. For further information, visit www.blg.com.

Best Lawyers in Canada 2010 results for BLG: (in alphabetical order)

Calgary

  • Randall W. Block QC
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Energy Regulatory Law
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Securities Law
  • Frank R. Foran QC
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Director and Officer Liability
    • Energy Regulatory Law
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
    • International Arbitration
    • Legal Malpractice Law
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Securities Law
  • Nancy L. Golding QC
    • Trusts and Estates
  • John L. Ircandia
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Josef G. A. Krüger
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Patrick T. McCarthy QC
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • LuAnne Morrow
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Ruth M. Spetz
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Frank Tosto
    • Insurance Law
  • Jeffrey D. Vallis QC
    • Construction Law
  • Hugh D. Williamson QC
    • Energy Regulatory Law

Montréal

  • Kenneth S. Atlas
    • Banking Law
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Marie Audren
    • Class Action Litigation
  • Daniel Ayotte
    • Construction Law
    • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Lise Bertrand
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • P. Jeremy Bolger
    • Maritime Law
  • Robert E. Charbonneau
    • Aviation Law
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Product Liability Law
    • Sam Coppola
    • Entertainment Law
  • Pierre B. Côté
    • Banking Law
  • Marc Duchesne
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Simon Grégoire
    • Construction Law
  • Rosaire Houde
    • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Yvan Houle
    • Construction Law
  • Charles P. Marquette
    • Tax Law
  • Darren McGuire
    • Immigration Law
  • François Morin
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Patrice Morin
    • Construction Law
  • John G. Murphy
    • Construction Law
  • Peter G. Pamel
    • Maritime Law
  • Alex K. Paterson QC
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Marilyn Piccini Roy
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Jean-René Ranger
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Peter Richardson
    • Class Action Litigation
  • Brian M. Schneiderman
    • Tax Law
  • John T. Sullivan
    • Real Estate Law
  • Georges R. Thibaudeau
    • Securities Law
  • Pierre Trudeau
    • Real Estate Law
  • Philippe C. Vachon
    • Labour and Employment Law

Ottawa

  • Janet Bradley
    • Real Estate Law
  • J. Bruce Carr-Harris
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Bryan Carroll
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Katherine Cooligan
    • Family Law
  • Pamela Cross
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Rocco D'Angelo
    • Real Estate Law
  • Vincent J. DeRose
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Peter K. Doody
    • Aboriginal Law
  • Larry A. Elliott
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Jeremy S. Farr
    • Corporate Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
    • Technology Law
  • Vern Krishna
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Tom Ozere
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Guy J. Pratte
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Appellate Law
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • David W. Scott QC
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Defamation and Media Law
    • Director and Officer Liability
    • Insurance Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • International Arbitration
    • Legal Malpractice Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Product Liability Law
    • Securities Law
  • David Sherriff-Scott
    • Public Procurement
  • Gerry Stobo
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • International Trade and Finance Law
    • Public Procurement
  • Gregory A. Tereposky
    • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Peter C. P. Thompson QC
    • Energy Regulatory Law

Toronto

  • Matthew R. Alter
    • Construction Law
  • Richard A. Applebaum
    • Real Estate Law
  • Edward A. Ayers
    • Insurance Law
  • Timothy P. Bates
    • Insurance Law
    • Legal Malpractice Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Keith N. Batten
    • Insurance Law
  • Robert B. Bell
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Product Liability Law
  • Linda L. Bertoldi
    • Corporate Law
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Peter R. Braund
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Product Liability Law
  • Christopher D. Bredt
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Frank S. Callaghan
    • Corporate Law
  • William D. T. Carter
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Matthew L. O. Certosimo
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Adam Chamberlain
    • Environmental Law
  • Rebecca A. Cowdery
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Victoria B. Cowling
    • Immigration Law
  • Carol E. Derk
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Brian Dingle
    • Immigration Law
  • Daniel J. Dochylo
    • Trusts and Estates
  • James D. G. Douglas
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Securities Law
  • Jonathan F. Dyck
    • Entertainment Law
  • Mark J. Fecenko
    • Information Technology Law
  • Paul G. Findlay
    • Corporate Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
    • Securities Law
  • Arthur I. Fish
    • Trusts and Estates
  • M. Christine Fotopoulos
    • Insurance Law
  • Melany V. Franklin
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • D. Bruce Garrow
    • Aviation Law
  • Morton G. Gross QC
    • Real Estate Law
  • John E. Hall
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • R. Andrew G. Harrison
    • Employee Benefits Law
  • Ian J. Houston
    • Construction Law
  • Steven N. Iczkovitz
    • Real Estate Law
  • Daphne G. Jarvis
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Danielle Joel
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Robert W. Kitchen
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Ronald M. Kosonic
    • Private Funds Law
  • Eva M. Krasa
    • Tax Law
  • Markus F. Kremer
    • Employee Benefits Law
  • Norman G. Letalik
    • Product Liability Law
  • James W. MacLellan
    • Construction Law
  • Robert B. MacLellan
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Michael J. MacNaughton
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • James W. Mathers
    • Banking Law
  • Lynn M. McGrade
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Michael K. McKelvey
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Paul A. D. Mingay
    • Securities Law
  • Morton G. Mitchnick
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • John J. Morris
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Brian D. Mulroney
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Alfred L. J. Page
    • Private Funds Law
  • R. Bruce Reynolds
    • Construction Law
  • Elinore Richardson
    • Tax Law
  • J. Mark Rodger
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Robert S. Russell
    • Competition/Antitrust Law
  • Martin Sclisizzi
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Richard H. Shaban
    • Construction Law
  • Murray B. Shopiro
    • Real Estate Law
  • Michael C. Smith
    • Insurance Law
  • Colleen Spring Zimmerman
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Robert W. Traves
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Stephen F. Waqué
    • Real Estate Law
  • John Warren
    • Corporate Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Laura M. White
    • Tax Law
  • Alec Zimmerman
    • Banking Law
  • Gordon J. Zimmerman
    • Intellectual Property Law

Vancouver

  • Donald G. Bird
    • Banking Law
  • Ron Bozzer
    • Banking Law
  • Jason J. Brooks
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Nigel P. Cave
    • Corporate Law
  • Doug G. Copland
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Brad W. Dixon
    • Class Action Litigation
  • Patrick G. Foy QC
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Appellate Law
  • Bradley J. Freedman
    • Information Technology Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Gerald W. Ghikas QC
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • International Arbitration
  • David C. Longcroft
    • Real Estate Law
  • Paul J. Lowry
    • Energy Regulatory Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Russell W. Lusk QC
    • Competition/Antitrust Law
  • William K. McNaughton
    • Environmental Law
  • David L. Mydske
    • Real Estate Law
  • Christopher J. O'Connor QC
    • Construction Law
    • Director and Officer Liability
    • Insurance Law
  • Vincent R. Orchard QC
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Deborah Overholt
    • Environmental Law
  • Robert Owen
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Fred R. Pletcher
    • Corporate Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Douglas J. Powrie
    • Tax Law
  • Blair A. Rebane
    • Franchise Law
  • Doug R. Sanders
    • Construction Law
  • Tim Sehmer
    • Banking Law
  • Robert R. Shouldice
    • Corporate Law
    • Energy Regulatory Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Michael A. Skene )
    • Defamation and Media Law
  • Gabriel Somjen
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Ross Switzer
    • Environmental Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Geoffrey Thompson
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Kenneth J. Tyler
    • Aboriginal Law
  • Magnus C. Verbrugge
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Gary J. Wilson
    • Trusts and Estates

Practice areas in which BLG is ranked #1:

  • Ranked #1 in CA with 151 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Aviation Law with 2 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 3 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Construction Law with 13 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Energy Regulatory Law with 9 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring with 8 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Insurance Law with 15 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Legal Malpractice Law with 5 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Mutual Funds Law with 8 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Personal Injury Litigation with 15 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Private Funds Law with 2 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Public Procurement with 2 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Trusts and Estates with 11 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Alberta in International Arbitration with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in British Columbia with 31 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in British Columbia in Appellate Law with 1 attorney.
  • Ranked #1 in British Columbia in Banking Law with 3 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in British Columbia in Class Action Litigation with 2 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in British Columbia in Competition/Antitrust Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in British Columbia in Environmental Law with 3 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in British Columbia in International Arbitration with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in British Columbia in Mutual Funds Law with 1 attorney.
  • Ranked #1 in British Columbia in Natural Resources Law with 5 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Appellate Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Aviation Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Construction Law with 5 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Insurance Law with 12 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Mutual Funds Law with 7 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Personal Injury Litigation with 12 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Private Funds Law with 2 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Product Liability Law with 4 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Public Procurement with 2 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ontario in Trusts and Estates with 6 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Quebec in Aviation Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Quebec in Entertainment Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Calgary, AB in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring with 3 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Calgary, AB in International Arbitration with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Calgary, AB in Trusts and Estates with 2 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Montréal, QC in Aviation Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Montréal, QC in Construction Law with 5 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Montréal, QC in Entertainment Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Administrative and Public Law with 4 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Alternative Dispute Resolution with 1 attorney.
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Appellate Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 1 attorney.
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Class Action Litigation with 1 attorney.
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Corporate and Commercial Litigation with 3 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Defamation and Media Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Director and Officer Liability with 1 attorney.
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Energy Regulatory Law with 2 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Insurance Law with 4 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in International Arbitration with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Legal Malpractice Law with 2 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Mutual Funds Law with 1 attorney.
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Personal Injury Litigation with 4 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Product Liability Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Public Procurement with 2 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Real Estate Law with 2 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Securities Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Tax Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Ottawa, ON in Trusts and Estates with 2 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Toronto, ON in Aviation Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Toronto, ON in Construction Law with 5 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Toronto, ON in Insurance Law with 8 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Toronto, ON in Mutual Funds Law with 6 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Toronto, ON in Personal Injury Litigation with 8 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Toronto, ON in Private Funds Law with 2 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Toronto, ON in Product Liability Law with 3 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Vancouver, BC with 31 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Vancouver, BC in Appellate Law with 1 attorney.
  • Ranked #1 in Vancouver, BC in Banking Law with 3 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Vancouver, BC in Class Action Litigation with 2 attorneys. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Vancouver, BC in Competition/Antitrust Law with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Vancouver, BC in Environmental Law with 3 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in Vancouver, BC in International Arbitration with 1 attorney. (*)
  • Ranked #1 in Vancouver, BC in Mutual Funds Law with 1 attorney.
  • Ranked #1 in Vancouver, BC in Natural Resources Law with 5 attorneys.

(*) Denotes tie with 1 or more other firm(s).