Toronto (November 24, 2014) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that it was named the 2014 Best Canadian Law Firm at the seventh annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards.

The awards were presented in various categories to the top performers in the Canadian hedge fund market. BLG was nominated by participating Canadian hedge fund managers who recommended the firm as one of the most valuable service providers. The winners were chosen by an esteemed voting panel of judges from the sector.

“BLG’s Investment Management Group provides seamless access to relevant securities, banking and tax advice that our clients need in order to obtain a thorough understanding of the industry’s complex regulations,” said Frank Callaghan, partner and national group head, Corporate and Capital Markets Group. “Our lawyers’ experience and understanding of the regulatory environment along with the relationships they have developed with the various regulators and government officials are key strengths which make them leaders in the industry.”

As one of Canada’s leading law firms in the Canadian investment management industry, BLG lawyers regularly counsel both Canadian and international clients on structuring hedge funds, pooled funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment products. Our clients often include private fund and alternative investment firms, along with financial institutions and institutional investors.

Our firm is frequently involved in the negotiating and drafting of the required commercial contracts related to the set up and operations of funds, as well as drafting and reviewing offering documents and continuous disclosure filings, including offering memoranda, prospectuses, term sheets and subscription documents. We also provide registration and regulatory compliance support to fund managers and other service providers.

The partners in our Investment Management Group have been frequently acclaimed in legal ranking publications such as The Best Lawyers in Canada®, Who's Who Legal and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: 

Eusis Dougan-McKenzie
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
EDouganMcKenzie@blg.com
416.350.2676

Lisa Bodnar
Environics Communications Inc.
LBodnar@environicspr.com
416.969.2831

Carolyne Lord
Capital Image
CLord@capital-image.com
514.739.1188