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BLG ranked among the best lawyers and law firms by Chambers Canada

National (September 28, 2023) – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has once again been recognized as a legal leader by clients, peers and the editors at Chambers Canada.

In the Chambers Canada Guide 2024, the firm received 177 rankings — 123 lawyer rankings and 54 practice group rankings — an improvement over last year’s strong results, with the majority of BLG’s rankings being nationwide.

Chambers rankings are considered the definitive mark of excellence across the legal industry. BLG’s Arbitration Group was pleased to earn a new Spotlight ranking. Our elite team represents clients in complex disputes throughout the world, in a wide range of industries.

The firm was ranked Band 1 (top tier) in 14 practice areas, including a debut Band 1 ranking for BLG’s public law litigation group:

  • Charities/Non-profits – Nationwide – Canada
  • Construction – Nationwide – Canada
  • Corporate/Commercial: Highly Regarded – Alberta
  • Corporate Commercial: Highly Regarded – Ontario
  • Employment & Labour – Nationwide – Canada
  • Employment & Labour – Québec
  • Healthcare: Contentious – Nationwide – Canada
  • Healthcare: Corporate/Commercial & Regulatory – Nationwide – Canada
  • International Trade/WTO – Nationwide – Canada
  • Investment Funds – Nationwide - Canada
  • Litigation: Administrative & Public Law – Ontario
  • Privacy & Data Protection – Nationwide – Canada
  • Real Estate: Zoning and Land Use – Ontario
  • Transportation: Shipping – Nationwide – Canada

The following 12 lawyers were ranked Band 1:

  • Éloïse Gratton, Privacy & Data Protection – Nationwide – Canada
  • Jean-Marie Fontaine, Transportation: Shipping – Nationwide – Canada
  • Danny Kaufer, Employment & Labour – Québec
  • Robert Love, Litigation: Product Liability – Nationwide – Canada (new Band 1 ranking)
  • Lynn McGrade, Investment Funds – Nationwide – Canada
  • Dennis O’Connor, Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators – Nationwide – Canada
  • Pitman Patterson, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – Ontario (new Band 1 ranking)
  • Guy Pratte, Litigation: Administrative & Public Law – Ontario
  • Victoria Prince, Charities/Non-profits – Nationwide – Canada
  • Richard Shaban, Construction – Nationwide – Canada
  • Glenn Zakaib, Litigation: Product Liability – Nationwide – Canada
  • Jesse Goldman, International Trade/WTO – Nationwide – Canada

In recognition of the quality of the advocacy skills and business acumen of BLG’s next generation, 13 lawyers were identified as Up and Coming:

In addition, two lawyers were selected as Associates to Watch:

  • Jacob Mantle, International Trade/WTO – Nationwide – Canada
  • Benedict Wray, Business & Human Rights – Nationwide – Canada

The full list of BLG lawyers recognized in the Chambers Canada Guide 2024 is available on the Chambers website.

Chambers Canada rankings are determined by a team of full-time researchers who conduct interviews with lawyers and clients worldwide. With the help of Chambers’ editors, these researchers identify and rank Canada’s best lawyers and law firms in the areas most valued by clients, including technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for money.

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]