TORONTO (January 8, 2015) – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Lexpert® for its involvement in two of the top 10 deals of 2014. BLG played a key role in the largest retail merger in Canadian history, and the largest capital project undertaken in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“BLG has established a legacy of helping our clients achieve their goals in the country’s most important deals,” said Frank Callaghan, national group head of BLG’s Corporate & Capital Markets Group. “I would like to congratulate our clients for their achievements over the past year, and we look forward to working with you on the exciting deals yet to come in 2015.”

Lexpert® compiles its annual round up of the previous year’s top deals through an extensive canvass of Canadian mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance lawyers.
BLG was named as a key legal player in the following two top Canadian deals for 2014:

  • Loblaw Companies Limited’s acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart – BLG acted as competition counsel for Loblaw Companies Limited, in connection with its $12.4 billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, which was the largest retail merger in Canadian history. The BLG lawyers instrumental in the deal were: Robert Russell, Denes Rothschild, Zirjan Derwa, Neil C. Morgan and Jonathan Asselstine.
  • Muskrat Falls – BLG advised the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the $5 billion bond financing guaranteed by the Government of Canada for the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric project, which is the largest capital project undertaken by the province. The BLG lawyers instrumental in the deal were: Linda Bertoldi and Bruce Fowler.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is the country’s largest law firm with more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.


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