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As the largest full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers the most comprehensive legal solutions and client services for domestic and international clients – across more practice areas and industry sectors – than any other Canadian firm. With over 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves businesses and institutions across all of their legal needs – from M&A and capital markets; to major litigation, financing, and trademark and patent registration.

BLG is the largest of Canada’s few AmLaw Global 100 firms, with five full-service offices located in each of Canada’s principal business markets, and the nation’s capital. As a bilingual English-French firm, BLG excels under both the common and civil law systems in Canada.

BLG has a legacy of “firsts” – from being Canada’s oldest law firm, to one of the first in North America to implement client service standards, and receive numerous legal industry recognitions for innovation in client service and value.

BLG takes great pride in the communities it serves, and supports a variety of initiatives including pro bono legal services, fundraising and volunteer programs, such as the BLG Reads to Kids Program.

Clients

BLG provides insight to domestic and international public and private corporations across all business sectors. BLG regularly advises governments, governmental organizations and agencies, as well as trade groups and broader public sector clients such as universities and charitable groups.

International Work

BLG provides business law, dispute resolution and intellectual property solutions to a wide range of clients internationally in virtually every area of law. Special expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and public-private projects, financings, international trade law, commercial litigation and arbitration. BLG has acted in international banking transactions (including sovereign risk lending); international insolvencies, liquidations and restructurings; international joint ventures, reorganizations and acquisitions; commercial contracts; and international and multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Diversity

Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to the firm’s success. The team reflects the diverse and multi-cultural communities in which it operates. The firm’s ability to draw on a variety of perspectives enables us to provide more focused, innovative and relevant legal services to clients.

Practice Areas & Industry Sectors

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Securities and Capital Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Insurance and Tort Liability
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Energy, Oil & Gas and Mining
  • Infrastructure and PPP
  • Labour & Employment
  • Tax
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Law
  • Privacy, Cyber and Data Security
  • Public Policy and Government Relations
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Health Law
  • Charities and Not-for-Profit

Beijing

11A16, East Wing, No. 7 Guanghua Road, Hanwei Plaza
Beijing, China, 100004
Phone: 86 010 8526 1820
Fax: 86 010 6512 6125

Toronto

22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 4E3
Phone: (416) 367-6000
Fax: (416) 367-6749

Calgary

520 3rd Ave SW, Suite 1900, Centennial Pl, East Twr
Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 0R3
Phone: (403) 232-9500
Fax: (403) 266-1395

Vancouver

200 Burrard St, 1200 Waterford Ctr, PO Box 48600
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7X 1T2
Phone: (604) 687-5744
Fax: (604) 687-1415

Montréal

1000 de la Gauchetière St W, Suite 900
Montréal, QC, Canada, H3B 5H4
Phone: (514) 879-1212
Fax: (514) 954-1905

Ottawa

100 Queen St, Suite 1300, World Exchange Plaza
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1P 1J9
Phone: (613) 237-5160
Fax: (613) 230-8842

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  • BLG’s Top 10 Legal Risks for Business in 2018 report provides the business community with deeper insight into the key trends and regulatory changes that will have legal implications in the year ahead.

Mentioned in Lexpert Publications

  • Federal Court invalidates a patent for a well-known system of fracturing
  • Solicitor-client privilege and jurisdiction were prominent in last year’s top cases. While these rulings indicate a balanced approach, the most significant ones were pro-business.
  • On an optimistic note, there were several more deals that drew praise and attention from the lawyers who weighed in on our top deals list. These too involved consolidation, and most notably, ...
  • Last year’s Top 10 Deals were all about combining forces, as companies sought out efficiencies and clout in the market.
  • Investors in Canada’s fledgling LNG industry have pulled out due to a host of economic and regulatory issues. With competition heating up, project proponents say it’s time for a rethink.
  • The 2017 SCC ruling in Teal reinforces the scc’s broad deference toward arbitral decisions, even when tribunals are found to have erred on questions of fact.
  • A look at the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen Group Canada in a case involving vehicle emissions control systems software. The settlement, valued at up to $2.1 billion, is the ...
  • As US President Donald Trump moves to deregulate the US energy industries, will Canada’s environmental concerns in oil and gas hurt or help our competitiveness?
  • Pipelines are essential to the oil and gas industry, and thus a quarter of Canada’s economy, but continued societal concerns demand a nuanced approach from project proponents.
  • Global law firms may offer a “one-stop shop,” but when it comes to international coverage, law firm network referrals are offering the independents competition.
  • A ransomware attack leaves a company with few options. One may be to resort to backup systems, if they exist. Another may be to simply pay the ransom. And then there’s cyber insurance.
  • Mining companies are starting to learn that climate change will undermine their own operations. Many are working now to save themselves from enormous future costs.
  • In a depressed market for commodities, mining companies will have to rely on government funding, P3s and the ambition of local communities to get their projects off the ground.
  • M&A lawyers concerned about prospect of enhanced real-time disclosure in related-party deals
  • There’s a fine balance when it comes to public health care and private interests. On the whole, however, Canada’s pioneering work in health-care P3 serves as a model for the world.
  • Companies looking to bid on emerging market P3 projects must take care. But while the legal and regulatory risks are significant, the rewards may be even greater.
  • New lawyers face a delicate transition as they move from their summer programs to articling positions
  • Arbitration has become the default for corporations seeking international dispute resolution. In-house counsel, however, should keep in mind some of the peculiarities involved.
  • Law firms working with outsourcers have pursued various strategies in their hunt for efficiency. Some have merged, while others prefer alliances or loose relationships. Which strategy will win out in ...
  • Sales to private equity, cost of listing fees, regulation and "short-termism" cited
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