Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) enhances its practice towards emerging markets of Asia, Africa and Middle East and strengthens its capabilities to advise on Islamic Finance

Paris, France; Toronto, Canada (January 21, 2013) — ISFIN, the world’s leading network of Islamic finance specialists, announced today that Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), a pre-eminent, full service Canadian law firm, has been admitted as its Canadian member.

"ISFIN is delighted to join forces with BLG as the exclusive partner firm for Canada,” said Prof. Laurent Marliere, CEO of ISFIN. “With the addition of BLG, ISFIN will expand the knowledge and experience available in Islamic Finance. Canada is a very attractive market for Islamic investments and we believe that BLG has the skills and knowledge to facilitate that expansion in North America.”

ISFIN member firms are well-established, top-tier law firms, who offer the full-range of legal services needed in the area of Islamic Finance. Members have extensive local market knowledge and contacts, and are leaders in their local legal communities.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by ISFIN to participate in this impressive network,” said Sean Weir, National Managing Partner of BLG. “We have made a strong commitment to develop the expertise necessary to serve our clients who seek to have their business affairs comply with the requirement of Islamic commercial law. We look forward to working with the growing membership of ISFIN in serving the global requirements of our clients and, at the same time, assisting in Canada our clients and the clients of our fellow ISFIN members.”

BLG is the top-listed firm in The Best Lawyers in Canada®, a recognition it has held for the past five years. In addition, many BLG lawyers are ranked as leaders in their respective practice areas and have received a number of national and international rankings and recognitions.


ISFIN is the world’s leading platform of law firms specializing in Islamic Finance, investments from and to the Muslim world, and the Halal industry. The alliance is represented in more than 40 international jurisdictions. In each jurisdiction, the ISFIN member is one of most innovative and highly regarded independent law firms.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading full service national Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for its international and domestic clients.  BLG has more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals located in 6 Canadian cities.

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Contact Information: 

Laurent Marliere, ISFIN
+(32) 2 550 38 20
Sean Weir, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
+1 416.367.6040