Toronto (March 24, 2011) – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has once again achieved the highest ranking for Dispute Resolution: Alberta , Energy: Power and Public Procurement in the 2011 edition of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business. The international legal ranking publication also gave BLG high marks in 15 practice areas and recognized 39 BLG lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

The rankings for Chambers Global are determined by a team of 100 full-time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. With the help of Chambers' editors, these researchers identify and rank the world's best lawyers, according to performance in the areas most valued by clients, including technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for money. Law firms and lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 to 6, with 1 being the highest ranking.

A complete list of BLG's rankings is provided below.

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 blg.com.

For more information, please contact:

Tricia Weagant
Ketchum Public Relations for BLG
416.355.7431
tricia.weagant@ketchum.com  

Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business Results for BLG:

Practice Area Rankings:

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

Individual Rankings:

  • Kenneth Atlas – Banking & Finance (Band 2)
  • Jeffery A. Barnes – Corporate/M&A (Band 4)
  • Linda Bertoldi – Energy: Power (Transactional) (Band 1)
  • Randall W. Block, QC – 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 4)
  • James D.G. Douglas – Dispute Resolution: Ontario (Band 4)
  • Marc Duchesne – Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 3)
  • Jennifer Fantini – Employment, Labour & Pensions: Employment (Band U)
  • 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 S)
  • Craig Hill – Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 3)
  • Jack Hughes – International Trade/WTO (Band U); Public Procurement (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, QC – Public Procurement (Band 2)
  • Noella Milne – Real Estate (Band 3)
  • 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 1); Employment, Labour & Pensions: Labour for Employers (Band 2)
  • David Mydske – Real Estate (Band 3)
  • Ira Nishisato – Dispute Resolution: Ontario (Band 4)
  • Fred R. Pletcher – Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Band 4)
  • Douglas Powrie – Tax (Band 3)
  • Guy Pratte – Dispute Resolution: Québec (Band 2)
  • Benoît Provost – Banking & Finance (Band 3)
  • Robert S. Russell – Competition/Antitrust: Litigators (Band 2)
  • Douglas R. Sanders – Projects: PPP & Infrastructure (Band 4)
  • David W. Scott – Dispute Resolution: Ontario (Band 1)
  • Gerry Stobo – International Trade/WTO (Band 2); Public Procurement (Band 1)
  • Greg Tereposky – International Trade/WTO (Band 1)
  • Magnus Verbrugge – Restructuring/Insolvency (Band U)
  • Gordon J. Zimmerman – Intellectual Property (Band 3)