Toronto (October 14, 2015) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that Stefan Timms has joined the firm as a partner in its Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Timms' practice focuses on M&A transactional work, financings, greenfield expansions into Canada and negotiating complex corporate-commercial agreements.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Stefan to BLG's M&A team. His extensive experience in transactions adds to the group's knowledge in the area,” remarked Sean Weir, BLG's national managing partner and CEO. “He is joining a strong and collaborative team that offers BLG clients the best solutions for their unique circumstances.”

Mr. Timms will be part of our national Corporate Commercial group. His clients range from private companies, publicly traded companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, private equity funds and investors doing business in Canada.

“ Stefan brings exceptional expertise, cross-border relationships and a commitment to getting the deal done,” said Paul Mingay, partner and Mergers & Acquisitions Group leader. “He has the respect of his peers in the M&A community due to the calibre of his work.”

Mr. Timms graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor of arts (honours) in 1996 and obtained a bachelor of law from the University of Victoria in 2005. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2006.

“I am looking forward to being part of BLG's team and working with their talented group of high performing lawyers to provide legal advice to both domestic and foreign clients” said Mr. Timms. “BLG's highly regarded client-oriented transactional platform supported by a deep bench of specialist practioners and its long-standing position as a leader in the Canadian legal marketplace are just two of the many reasons I chose to become a member of the firm.”

BLG's Mergers & Acquisitions Group is comprised of lawyers who focus on negotiating and executing M&A transactions. Our M&A Group works with other BLG lawyers drawn from disciplines key to M&A, including, tax, competition, labour & employment, pensions & benefits, intellectual property, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, financial services and securities. Our lawyers handle M&A transactions involving listed and other public entities as well as privately-held businesses across a wide range of industries. Our expertise includes take-over bids, amalgamations and mergers, plans of arrangement, reorganizations, going-private transactions and spin-offs, as well as share and asset sales. We represent all types of participants in such transactions, including buyers, sellers, targets, investment bankers, boards of directors, special committees, commercial banks providing acquisition financing, merchant banks, institutional investors, buyout funds and activist investors.

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 one of the country's largest law firms with more than 725 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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