Toronto (March 14, 2013) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced today that it has been recognized in the top tier for Dispute Resolution: Alberta, Energy: Power, Public Procurement and Shipping in the 2013 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, the following lawyers were recognized as leaders in their fields (Band 1):

“Our inclusion as a top tier firm by Chambers Global speaks to our commitment to providing our clients with the best possible service to achieve results,” said Sean Weir, national managing partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. “These rankings highlight the full-service nature of our Firm and our strengths across the country.”

In total, the Firm was recommended in 20 practice areas, up from 19 last year. The international legal ranking publication also recognized 51 BLG lawyers in their respective practice areas, up from 44 in 2012.

The rankings for Chambers Global are determined by a team of 100 full-time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. With the help of Chambers’ editors, these researchers identify and rank the world’s best lawyers, according to performance in the areas most valued by clients, including technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for money. Law firms and lawyers are ranked in bands, with 1 being the highest ranking.

BLG is delighted that the excellence of the practice areas and lawyers listed below have been recognized by being ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business:

Practice Area Rankings:

  • Jurisdiction – Canada:
    • Dispute Resolution: Alberta
    • Energy: Power
    • Public Procurement
    • Shipping
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Dispute Resolution: British Columbia
    • Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)
    • International Trade/WTO
    • Dispute Resolution: Ontario
    • Dispute Resolution: Québec
    • Employment & Labour
    • Intellectual Property
    • Pensions & Benefits
    • Real Estate
    • Restructuring/Insolvency
    • Banking & Finance
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Environment
    • Projects: PPP & Infrastructure
  • Jurisdiction – Latin America-wide:
    • Projects: Mining: Leading Canadian Firms

Individual Rankings:

  • Kenneth Atlas – Banking & Finance
  • Jeffery A. Barnes – Corporate/M&A
  • Linda Bertoldi – Energy: Power (Transactional)
  • Todd Bissett – Corporate/M&A (Foreign Expert); Corporate/M&A (International Firms) (Foreign Expert)
  • Randall W. Block, QC – Dispute Resolution: Alberta
  • Eric Boehm – Information Technology
  • P. Jeremy Bolger – Shipping
  • David Camp – Aboriginal Law
  • J. Bruce Carr-Harris – Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • Robert E. Charbonneau – Dispute Resolution: Class Action; Dispute Resolution: Québec
  • Robert J.C. Deane – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration; Dispute Resolution: British Columbia
  • Vincent DeRose – Public Procurement
  • Brad Dixon – Dispute Resolution: British Columbia; Dispute Resolution: Class Action
  • James D.G. Douglas – Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • Marc Duchesne – Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Jennifer Fantini – Employment & Labour
  • Jean-Marie Fontaine – Shipping
  • Frank Foran, QC – Dispute Resolution: Alberta; Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
  • Bruce E. Fowler – Banking & Finance
  • Patrick G. Foy – Aboriginal Law
  • Stephen J. Fyfe – Tax
  • Morton Gross, QC – Real Estate
  • Andrew Harrison – Pensions & Benefits
  • Craig Hill – Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Roger Jaipargas – Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Kent D. Kufeldt – Corporate/M&A
  • Edmond Lamek – Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Michael Marion – Dispute Resolution: Alberta
  • Patrick T. McCarthy, QC – Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Barbara McIsaac, QC – Public Procurement
  • Noella Milne – Real Estate
  • Morton G. Mitchnick – Employment & Labour
  • J. Cameron Mowatt – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration; International Trade/WTO
  • Brian D. Mulroney – Employment & Labour
  • David Mydske – Real Estate
  • Deborah Overholt – Environment
  • Peter Pamel – Shipping
  • Fred R. Pletcher – Energy & Natural Resources: Mining; Latin America-wide jurisdiction – Projects: Mining: Leading Canadian Firms
  • Guy Pratte – Dispute Resolution: Québec
  • Benoît Provost – Banking & Finance
  • Mark Rodger – Energy: Power (Regulatory)
  • Robert S. Russell – Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
  • Lenard M. Sali, QC – Dispute Resolution: Alberta
  • Doug R. Sanders – Projects: PPP & Infrastructure
  • David W. Scott, OC, QC – Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • Gerry Stobo – International Trade/WTO; Public Procurement
  • Steve Suarez – Tax
  • Greg Tereposky – International Trade/WTO
  • Magnus Verbrugge – Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Justine Wiebe – Intellectual Property
  • Gordon J. Zimmerman – Intellectual Property

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: 

Amanda McWhirter
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Tricia Weagant
Ketchum Public Relations (for BLG)