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BLG Welcomes New Tax Partner

Kirsten Kjellander returns to BLG's Vancouver office

Vancouver (June 2, 2017) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that Kirsten Kjellander has joined the Tax group in its Vancouver office.

Ms. Kjellander's practice focuses on international and public company taxation. She has experience advising clients on a wide range of domestic and international tax issues and has particular experience with the interpretation of tax treaties, the offshore trust rules, and public-private partnerships, debt restructurings, cross-border transactions and the general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR).

"It is a pleasure to welcome Kirsten back to the firm," said Sean Weir, BLG's national managing partner and CEO. "She brings significant tax expertise and a unique skill set that will have a positive impact on our clients."

"We are thrilled that Kirsten is joining our Tax Group," stated David Whelan, BLG's national group head, Specialized Business Law. “Kirsten's reputation precedes her, and her domestic and international tax experience will undoubtedly strengthen our team."

Ms. Kjellander is a graduate of the University of British Columbia where she obtained her LL.B in 2005. Kirsten articled at BLG and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2006, joining the Firm as an associate in the Tax Group until 2008. Kirsten has also been a member of the Government Budget and Finance Committee of the Vancouver Board of Trade, where she served as co-chair of a subcommittee that drafted a position paper on the return of the provincial sales tax in British Columbia. She is a member of the International Fiscal Association and completed part two of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountant's in-depth tax course.

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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