BLG is a national leader in providing professional services to the banking industry, including the area of banking litigation. Our Banking Litigation Group is a national team of trial and appellate advocates with a broad range and depth of experience and expertise in representing banks and financial institutions. Our ability to provide the highest quality litigation services to banks and financial institutions in all manners of dispute, before all levels of court, and in any forum both nationally and internationally is enhanced through our offices in Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

The Group's lawyers work closely with members of BLG's other Groups including its Financial Services, Insolvency and Restructuring, Commercial Fraud, Corporate, Commercial Transactions, Technology, and Environmental Law Groups.

With roots dating back to the 1920's, our Banking Litigation Group has played a prominent role in some of the highest profile and most complex cases in Canadian history setting precedents that continue to govern banking and commerce today. The common thread is the Group's focus on obtaining results in the high-risk world of litigation that consistently meets or exceeds our clients' objectives. Our track record shows that we do this efficiently, cost effectively, and in a responsive client-driven manner.

Our Services

Borden Ladner Gervais' banking litigation lawyers are commercial/corporate litigators who have developed a highly refined expertise in banking and financial services law and exercise the highest level of advocacy and the soundest business judgment on behalf of the major Canadian and foreign banks, trust companies, insurance companies and investment dealers.

Our Experience

The Group also represents numerous corporate borrowers in diverse sectors of the economy. Members of the Banking Litigation Group act on behalf of financial institutions in litigation involving all aspects of financial services law, including:

  • Bills of exchange
  • Letters of credit and letters of guarantee
  • Guarantees
  • Credit and debit card fraud
  • Mortgage and other security enforcement
  • Allegations of fraud
  • Allegations of breach of fiduciary duty
  • Allegations of negligent misrepresentation
  • Allegations of negligent business and lending practices
  • Employment disputes
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Transactional errors
  • Lender liability, including liability for environmental contamination
  • Credit references
  • Investment advice
  • Receiverships
  • Wrongful receiverships and improvident realizations
  • Creditors arrangements
  • Construction financing
  • Financial services