Montréal (January 12, 2016) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is pleased to announce that Alfred Buggé has joined the firm's Montréal and Toronto offices as a partner in the Securities & Capital Markets Group.

Alfred brings a wide breadth of experience in matters related to public and private M&A, securities, private equity, corporate finance, and venture capital work. His practice includes acting for bidders and target companies in the context of hostile and friendly take-over bid transactions and for independent committees established by the boards of directors of target companies. Alfred also acts for private equity funds in connection with fund formations, capital raising transactions and M&A transactions. He has acted for a diverse base of foreign and domestic clients including companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, pension funds, institutional investors and investment banks.

"We are delighted to have Alfred join our firm," said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO of BLG. "Alfred brings over 16 years of transactional experience particularly in the area of M&A and private equity. His extensive securities regulatory experience, having worked at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), particularly in the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, will also enhance the value we bring to our clients as activities of participants in the securities markets are scrutinized more than ever."

"We are pleased to have Alfred join our highly recognized securities law practice", said Frank Callaghan, partner and national group head of Corporate and Capital Markets. "His expertise in Securities and in M&A, including private equity transactions, will further strengthen our practice."

"I am enthusiastic to join one of the most experienced corporate and securities law teams in Canada," said Alfred Buggé. "BLG has deep bench strength and a fully integrated team approach across all offices to ensure that transactions of any size and complexity are successfully executed. BLG also has an extensive practice acting as counsel to some of the most recognizable securities industry participants engaged in securities and capital markets activities in Canada."

Alfred has been invited as a speaker to numerous securities conferences and as a guest lecturer at several university faculties. He also teaches Canada/U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions Law at the Faculty of Law Masters' Program, Université de Montréal.

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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