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BLG recognized as a top tier litigation firm across Canada

Benchmark Canada Highlights 70 BLG Litigators and Guy Pratte Named One of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada

Toronto (May 11, 2017) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that it has been named a leading litigation firm in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. The firm congratulates the 61 BLG lawyers who were recognized as litigation stars and the 9 lawyers who were highlighted as future stars in the guide.

The firm was highly recommended, the highest level of recognition, in each of the provinces it operates in — Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Québec. Benchmark notes that BLG has “undergone a massive renaissance, growing stronger all across the board” with "bench strength in all of their offices".

Benchmark also named Guy Pratte one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada. Guy, a partner in BLG's Commercial Litigation Group, appears frequently before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before the Superior Courts and Courts of Appeal of Ontario and Québec, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal of Canada. His practice spans the firm's Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal offices.

Additionally, this year's guide features a Q&A with John Blair, National Head of Commercial Litigation, and Cindy Clarke, National Head of Specialized Litigation, in which the duo share insights into BLG's litigation practice, as well as trends in litigation in Canada.

BLG has a leading dispute resolution practice with a strong reputation in commercial and tort litigation, regulatory investigations and hearings, class actions, and arbitration.

Benchmark Canada is the only publication to provide extensive coverage of the Canadian Litigation market. Similar to its parent publication, Benchmark Litigation, the guide conducts extensive research that includes interviews with litigators and their clients. The publication also examines recent casework handled by the firms. The 2017 Benchmark Canada Awardswere handed out in February, where BLG received awards for Construction, Insurance, and Medical/Health Firm of the Year and Bruce Reynolds, FCIArb., received the award for Construction Litigator of the Year.

See the full list of BLG lawyers recognized in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Canada.

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]