Montréal (January 26, 2016) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is delighted to announce that Pascale Dionne is joining the Corporate Commercial Group in its Montréal office.

Mrs. Dionne will contribute to the firm her specialized knowledge and experience in business transactions, commercial law and corporate financing. She has handled various types of files in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, the drafting and negotiation of partnership agreements and commercial contracts. Mrs. Dionne also advises her clients on compliance matters. Her specialization in finance enables her to act for both lenders and borrowers in implementing financing for all types, including (secured or unsecured) debt, equity or quasi-equity cases. She also has experience with the different aspects of civil law applying to securitization.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Pascale to the firm," said Sean Weir, BLG's National Managing Partner and CEO. "Her vast experience in business transactions, in various industry sectors including health sector, real estate, forestry, the bio-pharmaceutical industry and the financial sector, will add significant expertise and depth to our impressive team."

"We are thrilled that Pascale is joining our Corporate Commercial Group," stated Frank Callaghan, BLG's National Group Head, Corporate and Capital Markets. "She has distinguished herself in various complex merger cases, requiring special expertise for the implementation of security arrangements for particular assets, such as mining rights and telecommunications networks."

Mrs. Dionne was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Lexpert in 2013.

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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