Toronto (November 8, 2013) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is delighted to announce its recognition  as the number one Canadian law firm in the area of derivatives. The award was part of the 2013 Global Derivatives Rankings by online publication Derivatives Week which reports on the global derivatives markets. The publication also recognized Carol Derk, national leader of the Firm’s Derivatives Group and the Structured Products Group as a leader in her field, particularly on the issues of cross-border and cross-provincial regulations.

“This is an exceptional honour for our firm,” said Sean Weir, BLG’s national managing partner and CEO. “The global derivatives markets are in a transformative state moving towards greater transparency and compliance. As one of the largest and most experienced derivatives group in North America, we are well positioned to steer our clients through these adjustments, ensuring that their business objectives are met.”

The BLG’s Derivatives Group is a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers experienced in negotiating over the counter (OTC) and futures contracts with sell-side and buy-side market participants around the world. The Group provides advice to financial institutions, market intermediaries and securitization conduits as well as a wide variety of derivative end-users that include:  mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, other investment vehicles, energy producers, insurance companies and other corporate end-users. The Group has experience in derivative structuring and document negotiation, regulatory compliance, tri-party collateral control practices and close-out issues. The Group also advises on compliance and registration requirements for advising on and trading in derivatives in Canada.

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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Amanda McWhirter
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP