Montréal (February 8, 2016) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is delighted to announce that Olivier Tardif is joining the firm as a Partner in the Financial Services Group in its Montréal office.

His practice is focused on corporate finance, secured transactions, restructuring and the regulation of financial institutions. Mr. Tardif represents financial institutions, including banks, and borrowers in connection with private and public financing, project financing, syndicated and cross-border loans and alternative financing through asset-based lending, leasing and structured finance.

"We are pleased to welcome Olivier back to our firm", said Sean Weir, BLG's National Managing Partner and CEO. "His expertise has expanded with his recent experience to include all matters relating to the regulation of financial institutions."

"We are delighted that Olivier is returning in our Financial Services Group", stated Marc Jolicoeur, BLG's National Group Head, Specialized Business Law. "He brings a significant insight and experience from a major financial institution."

Mr. Tardif served as law clerk to the Honourable Madam Justice Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2003-2004.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country's largest law firms with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

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