Toronto (May 21, 2014) — Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP, one of Canada's leading dispute resolution firms with a strong tradition of excellence in commercial litigation and arbitration, is pleased to announce that Mandy Aylen (formerly Mandy Moore) has been elected to Chair the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – North American Branch. At the same time, Daniel Urbas was elected to be the Secretary of the North American Branch.

“We are pleased to see two members of BLG’s International Trade and Arbitration Group elected to these very prestigious and important positions with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (North American Branch),” said Robert Deane, partner and national leader of BLG’s International Trade and Arbitration Group. “Mandy is a brilliant lawyer, and a visionary counsel and arbitrator. She will fulfill her duties as Chair of the North American Branch with skill and dedication. That she and Dan have been elected to these positions is a significant vote of confidence from their peers, and reflects their standing in the arbitration community.”

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators exists to promote, facilitate and develop all forms of arbitration and has thousands of members throughout the world. As the Chair of the North American Branch, Ms. Aylen will be responsible for guiding those efforts throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico and parts of the Caribbean.

BLG has a close relationship with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Many of our lawyers have undergone training by the Chartered Institute and have earned the right to be designated as Fellows or Members of the Chartered Institute. Jacques Darche is also a key member of the organization, and presently serves as the Co-Chair of the Ottawa/Montreal Branch.

About BLG’s International Trade and Arbitration Group

The International Trade and Arbitration Group is a national team of lawyers with active practices who appear as counsel and act as arbitrators in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations around the world. Several members hold internationally recognized arbitration accreditations, and are ranked among the best arbitration lawyers globally. Our lawyers are experienced in arbitrations administered by all of the leading international and foreign arbitral institutions including the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICDR, ICSID, AAA, SIAC and others, and are well-versed in all forms of domestic commercial arbitration proceedings.

Our International Trade and Arbitration Group has experience representing private and public corporations, governments and industry groups in fields including energy, oil and gas, forestry, telecommunications, software and pharmaceutical licensing and development, insurance, banking, securities, medical and healthcare, maritime and construction. As one of the leading practices in Canada, our Group offers decades of experience in the delivery of exceptional service, helping to achieve our clients’ goals.

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 arbitration, 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:

Eusis Dougan-McKenzie
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP