Toronto (May 29, 2015) — The GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards named Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) the best Canadian law firm for derivatives for the second year in a row. GlobalCapital’s award program recognizes individuals, firms and deals in 30 different categories. Nominations are based on a cross-market poll and the winners are selected by GlobalCapital’s editorial board.

“A second-time win of GlobalCapital’s Americas Derivatives Awards Law Firm of the Year – Canada underscores the respect peers in the domestic and foreign derivatives markets have for BLG’s Derivatives Group,” stated Frank Callaghan, Group Head, Corporate and Capital Markets at BLG. “The team’s experience enables them to help clients navigate the complex derivatives markets.”

According to Global Capital, when selecting the winner for each category, the editorial panel looked for examples of market leadership, growth, exceptional client commitment and innovation.
BLG was successful in winning in its category again because it has demonstrated genuine market leadership through its leading derivatives lawyers and seemed to the judging panel to offer both deep and broad counsel.

“Our group has the expertise to advise both domestic and foreign derivatives users on the application of existing and proposed derivatives regulations in Canada,” said Carol Derk, National Leader, Derivatives Group at BLG. “As Canadian derivatives lawyers, we understand the rapidly changing provincial and federal derivatives regulatory requirements in the context of global derivative reform and industry practice.”

BLG’s Derivatives Group is a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers across several of our practice groups. The team is experienced in negotiating derivative documentation with sell-side and buy-side market participants around the world. Our advice covers derivative structuring and document negotiation, regulatory compliance, tri-party collateral control practises and close-out issues. We also advise on compliance and registration requirements relating to derivatives in Canada and the United States. BLG’s derivatives lawyers are members of the Ontario Securities Commission Securities Advisory Committee and the Investment Industry Association of Canada Derivatives Committee, and have served on current and former working groups sponsored by the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA).Our lawyers have been asked by ISDA, FIA and other trade associations and organizations to teach seminars and to speak at conferences and other events involving derivatives law in a number of countries.

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 to trademark and patent registration.

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