Robert Shouldice named top general corporate lawyer in Canada for delivering client service excellence

Vancouver (April 26, 2010) – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Canada's largest law firm, has received an international client choice award for exceptional legal advice and client service. Robert Shouldice, partner in the Corporate Commercial group at BLG's Vancouver office, was named top general corporate lawyer in Canada by the 2010 International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards.

“BLG is committed to providing the best client service. Our professionals are driven to understand our clients' businesses in order to help them achieve their goals. This award is an acknowledgement of our core values,” said Sean Weir, BLG's national managing partner. “Congratulations to Robert for receiving this international honour.”

Robert is the only Canadian lawyer to receive an award in the General Corporate category of the ILO Client Choice Awards this year. The awards were established in 2005 to recognize law firms and lawyers around the world for their excellent client care and the quality of their service. Winners are chosen based on their ability to add real value to their client's business above and beyond the other players in the market.

The awards survey senior corporate counsel only, with this year's winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.

“I am honoured that our clients nominated and supported me for this award,” said Robert. “I take pride in providing my clients with exceptional service, and ensure that I am always on top of the latest trends and issues in their industry in order to serve them better.”

Robert's name will appear, along with the other winners, in the upcoming ILO Client Choice Guide 2010 , which goes out to over 20,000 in-house counsel. ILO is affiliated with the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

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