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BLG's Rick Shaban ranked in the top 30 lawyers globally

Acritas Spotlights Star Lawyers Based on Interviews with Leading General Counsel

Toronto (January 11, 2017) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that Rick Shaban, a partner at BLG who specializes in construction and infrastructure law, has been recognized as one of the top 30 lawyers globally in the first edition of Acritas Stars. This new database and report on the stand-out lawyers nominated by clients worldwide was developed by Acritas, a leading, independent market analysis and research firm.

In addition, 43 BLG lawyers were recognized as Acritas Stars. See the full list here.

The new Acritas Stars database and report are the result of an 18-month long survey of nearly 4,000 general counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world. Participants were asked to name the exemplary counsel with whom they had worked, and to describe the particular characteristics that qualified these individuals to be outstanding, or "Star Lawyers", based on expertise, responsiveness, commercial outlook and integrated services.

BLG was also recently recognized by Acritas as the first choice among clients for bet-the-company litigation.

About Acritas Stars

The Acritas Stars database currently contains 5,261 different lawyers and serves as a guide for those interested in accessing some of the most outstanding lawyers across the world, according to their clients.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond — from M&A and capital markets to disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration.


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For more information, please contact:

Tamara Costa
National Director, Brand and Marketing Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
[email protected]