Toronto (July 6, 2016) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that Davit Akman has been appointed as chair of the Antitrust Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.

The Business Law Section is the leading global professional organization for business law. Drawing on the global community of private practitioners, government antitrust enforcers, corporate counsel and economists, the Antiturst Law Committee aims to be a comprehensive source of information on antitrust and competition issues as well as on key legal trends and developments in the U.S., Europe, Canada and elsewhere.

Davit Akman is a partner at BLG and is a member of the firm's Competition & Foreign Investment Review and Class Action practice groups. He advises parties in significant merger transactions, international and domestic criminal investigations, abuse of dominance and misleading advertising cases, and has acted as counsel for private parties and the Commissioner of Competition in numerous proceedings before the Competition Tribunal and in class actions and other complex, litigated proceedings.

Frequently recognized for his expertise, Davit is listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading lawyer in the areas of Competition Law/Antitrust and Commercial Litigation. He was also named by Lexpert® as one of Canada's leading lawyers under 40.

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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Stéphanie Alison Berthiaume
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP