TORONTO, MARCH 26, 2009 - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) once again earned high marks across 20 categories in the 2009 Chambers Global Rankings. Most notably, BLG ranked in the top category (Band 1) for Dispute Resolution for Alberta, Energy (Power) and International Trade/WTO. In addition, 34 BLG lawyers received individual acclaim for their work.

'At BLG, we take great pride in our genuine passion and drive to focus on really understanding our clients' business needs – present and future – always aspiring to deliver the best possible results. We are proud that our firm and our lawyers continue to be recognized globally for their excellence. I would like to congratulate our lawyers on their standings in the 2009 rankings,' said Sean Weir, National Managing Partner.

Chambers and Partners is a highly regarded legal research organization. To determine their annual rankings, the Chambers & Partners research team, based out of the UK, speaks to a vast range of lawyers and their clients, with a greater weighting given to the views of the clients. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. Thousands of interviews are conducted by a team of 50+ full-time researchers and law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.

Below is a list of BLG's 2009 rankings.

Overall Firm Rankings

  • Dispute Resolution – Alberta - Band 1
  • Energy: Power – Band 1
  • International Trade/WTO – Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – BC - Band 2
  • Dispute Resolution – Class Actions - Band 2
  • Banking – Band 3
  • Dispute Resolution – Ontario - Band 3
  • Dispute Resolution – Québec - Band 3
  • Employment & Labour – Band 3
  • Intellectual Property – Band 4
  • Real Estate – Band 4
  • Insolvency & Restructuring – Band 4
  • Competition & Antitrust – Band 5
  • Tax – Band 5

Individual Rankings

To view the full rankings list, please click here .

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents, and other professionals working in six major Canadian cities, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is a leading Canadian full-service law firm. BLG provides bilingual legal and intellectual property services in virtually every area of law, and represents a wide range of regional, national and multinational organizations.

For more information, please contact:

Tricia Weagant
Ketchum Public Relations Canada (for BLG)
416 355 7431