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Cindy Clarke, Vincent Frenette appointed Regional Managing Partners in Toronto and Montréal

National (July 4, 2023) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that Cindy Clarke has been appointed Toronto Regional Managing Partner and Vincent Frenette as Montréal Regional Managing Partner, effective July 1, 2023.

In Toronto, Cindy will oversee the achievement of the Toronto office's strategic goals and objectives which include enhancing our engagement with and support of the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Area (GHTA) business community and our broader community.  With a career spanning over 25 years, Cindy is widely recognized for her knowledge, experience and dedication to clients. She is one of BLG’s most senior leaders and sits on the National Management Committee, acting as a liaison and relationship partner for major clients of the firm.

In her practice, Cindy represents and is an advisor to many clients in the health sector focusing particularly on hospitals, defence of malpractice actions and representing her clients in all manner of civil and regulatory disputes.  Cindy also has a class action defence practice focused on defending claims pertaining to misrepresentation of the health effects of a product or pharmaceutical.

While assuming the role of Regional Managing Partner, Cindy will maintain her practice and professional engagements. Cindy is succeeding Andrew Harrison, who has served as Regional Managing Partner for the past nine years.

In Montréal, as Regional Managing Partner, Vincent will also drive the office’s strategic goals and objectives and ensure a high-quality service delivery to all clients and will sit on the National Management Committee. In his practice, Vincent acts as strategic adviser to BLG clients on a wide range of financial services and corporate matters, with a focus in the area of corporate finance, acting mainly on behalf of lenders (including all major Canadian banks) and also on behalf of borrowers for the financing of private and public corporations, mainly via syndicated transactions. He has more than 25 years of experience and is known for his practical, efficient and results-oriented approach.

While assuming the role of Regional Managing Partner, Vincent will maintain his practice and professional engagements. Vincent is succeeding André Dufour, who has held the role for six years.

“With their breadth of experience and role as trusted advisers to some of the firm’s top clients, Cindy and Vincent are a strong fit for their positions and well placed to enrich BLG’s focus on delivering exceptional client service and high-value legal advice,” said John Murphy, BLG's National Managing Partner and CEO.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As one of 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
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