Toronto (March 5, 2010) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) earned the highest rankings in four practice areas in the 2010 Chambers Global Guide, adding one more category to the list from 2009. BLG received Band 1 ranking for the first time in the area of Public Procurement, and once again received Band 1 ranking in the areas of Dispute Resolution (Alberta), Energy (Power), and International Trade/WTO. Overall, BLG received high marks across 21 categories and 35 BLG lawyers received individual recognition for their work.

“The rankings reflect the results we deliver to our clients and BLG's commitment to provide the best legal counsel combined with the best service,” said Sean Weir, the firm's national managing partner. “I would like to congratulate our lawyers on this significant recognition.”

The annual Chambers Global Guide is a highly regarded guide to the legal profession published by U.K.-based Chambers and Partners. To determine their annual rankings, Chambers' 100 full-time researchers interview thousands of lawyers and their clients around the world, giving greater weight to client opinions. Ranking is determined by assessing qualities such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. Law firms and individuals are ranked in bands from 1 to 6, with 1 being the highest ranking.

Below is a list of BLG's 2010 rankings.

Overall Firm Rankings

  • Dispute Resolution: Alberta – Band 1
  • Energy: Power – Band 1
  • International Trade/WTO – Band 1
  • Public Procurement – Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution: British Columbia – Band 2
  • Dispute Resolution: Ontario – Band 2
  • Banking & Finance – Band 3
  • Dispute Resolution: Québec – Band 3
  • Employment, Labour & Pensions – Band 3
  • Restructuring/Insolvency – Band 3
  • Intellectual Property – Band 4
  • Real Estate – Band 4
  • Competition/Antitrust – Band 5
  • Tax – Band 5

Individual Rankings

  • Kenneth Atlas – Banking & Finance – Band 2
  • Linda Bertoldi – Energy: Power (Transactional) – Band 1
  • Randall W Block – Dispute Resolution: Alberta – Band 2
  • J Bruce Carr-Harris – Dispute Resolution: Ontario – Band 3
  • Robert E Charbonneau – Dispute Resolution: Class Action – Band 2; Dispute Resolution: Québec - Band 2
  • Robert J C Deane – Dispute Resolution: British Columbia – Band U
  • Marc Duchesne – Restructuring/Insolvency – Band 4
  • Joanne E Foot – Banking & Finance – Band 4
  • Frank Foran QC – Dispute Resolution: Alberta – Band 1; Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Band 1
  • Bruce E Fowler – Banking & Finance – Band 4
  • Stephen J Fyfe – Tax – Band 4
  • Gerald W Ghikas QC – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Band 1; Dispute Resolution: British Columbia – Band 3
  • Morton Gross QC – Real Estate – Band 2
  • Craig Hill – Restructuring/Insolvency – Band 3
  • Jack Hughes – International Trade/WTO – Band U
  • Robert W Kitchen – Employment, Labour & Pensions: Labour for Employers - Band 2
  • Michael J MacNaughton – Restructuring/Insolvency – Band 3
  • James W Mathers – Banking & Finance – Band 4
  • Patrick T McCarthy QC – Restructuring/Insolvency – Band 2
  • Barbara McIsaac – Public Procurement – Band 1
  • Morton G Mitchnick – Employment, Labour & Pensions: Labour for Employers – Band 2
  • J Cameron Mowatt – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Band 1; International Trade/WTO – Band 3
  • Brian D Mulroney – Employment, Labour & Pensions: Employment – Band 2; Employment, Labour & Pensions: Labour for Employers – Band 3
  • David Mydske – Real Estate – Band 3
  • Ira Nishisato – Dispute Resolution: Ontario – Band 4
  • Douglas PowrieTax – Band 3
  • Guy Pratte – Dispute Resolution: Québec – Band 2
  • Benoît Provost – Banking & Finance – Band 3
  • Elinore J Richardson – Tax – Band 4
  • Robert S Russell – Competition/Antitrust: Litigators – Band 2
  • David Scott QC – Dispute Resolution: Ontario – Band 1
  • Gerry Stobo – International Trade/WTO – Band 2; Public Procurement – Band 2
  • Greg Tereposky – International Trade/WTO – Band 1
  • Colleen Spring Zimmerman – Intellectual Property – Band 3
  • Gordon J Zimmerman - Intellectual Property – Band 3

To view the full rankings list, please click here.

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 full-service law firm focusing on business law, litigation and intellectual property solutions. BLG provides bilingual 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 .

For more information, please contact:

Tricia Weagant
Ketchum Public Relations Canada (for BLG)
tricia.weagant@ketchum.com
415 355 7431