Once again Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s Construction and Engineering Group has been recognized as a pre-eminent firm in the Construction and Engineering practice by a number of national and international legal ranking publications. These rankings continue to applaud BLG’s Construction and Engineering Group for the professional and service excellence that the Group is committed to provide while helping clients navigate through the complex construction and engineering regulatory processes in Canada and around the world.

The Group was the most highly recognized Canadian firm for Construction Law in the 2013 edition of Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers.  The guide is an annual publication that provides rankings based on feedback from peers and clients in more than 100 jurisdictions around the world. Bruce Reynolds, Chair of the International Construction Projects Group and a partner in the Construction Group of the Toronto office was the most highly nominated practitioner, and the only Canadian lawyer to be featured within the publication’s top 10 most highly regarded lawyers internationally. In addition to Mr. Reynolds, the guide recognized seven BLG lawyers as leaders in construction law, with more BLG lawyers recognized than any other Canadian law firm:

  • Daniel Ayotte, of BLG’s Montréal office
  • Simon Grégoire, also of BLG’s Montréal office
  • Yvan Houle, national leader of the Firm’s Construction Law Group, who the guide describes as “innovative” and “a well-recognized presence in the market”
  • Ian Houston, regional leader of the Construction and Engineering Group in the Toronto office
  • Christopher O’Connor, QC, of BLG’s Vancouver office, who is recognized in the guide as a “star lawyer” and a “commercial leader in the field”
  • Richard Shaban, of BLG’s Toronto office, who the guide calls “a successful and trusted advocate”
  • Jeffrey Vallis, QC, national leader of the Firm’s Litigation Department

In addition, the Group is Chambers ranked for 2014 and had the most lawyers recognized for Construction Law in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®. Lawyers included in this highly-prestigious ranking include:

  • Daniel Ayotte (Construction Law)
  • Simon Grégoire (Construction Law)
  • Yvan Houle (Construction Law)
  • Ian Houston (Construction Law, Public Procurement)
  • James MacLellan (Construction Law)
  • Patrice Morin (Construction Law, Legal Malpractice Law)
  • Patricia Morrison (Construction Law)
  • John Murphy (Construction Law)
  • Christopher O'Connor, QC (Construction Law, Director and Officer Liability, Insurance Law)
  • Bruce Reynolds (Construction Law)
  • Douglas Sanders (Construction Law)
  • Richard Shaban (Construction Law, Public Procurement)
  • Jeffrey Vallis, QC (Construction Law)
  • Sharon Vogel (Construction Law)

The Group was also recognized in the 2013 Lexpert® Special Edition on Global Mining; had the most lawyers recognized for Construction Law in the 2013 edition of Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; and was positioned as “consistently recommended” in the Construction Law category in the Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver markets, and “repeatedly recommended” in the Ottawa market in the 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. The directory singled out 11 members of the group as leaders in their fields, including:

  • Daniel Ayotte (Construction Law)
  • Simon Grégoire (Construction Law)
  • Yvan Houle (Construction Law)
  • Ian Houston (Construction Law)
  • Patrice Morin (Construction Law)
  • Patricia Morrison (Construction Law)
  • Christopher O'Connor, QC (Construction Law, International Commercial Arbitration)
  • Bruce Reynolds (Construction Law)
  • Douglas Sanders (Construction Law)
  • Richard Shaban (Construction Law)
  • Jeffrey Vallis, QC (Construction Law)

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