National Managing Partner: Sean Weir
Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo Region
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.
Areas of practice:
Banking and Finance: BLG's Financial Services Group is a large multi-disciplinary team with particular expertise in cross-border transactions related to lending and insolvency restructuring. The group practises in all areas of financial services law, including banking, lending, leasing, structured finance, project finance, securitizations, real estate, regulatory, insurance, bankruptcy, restructuring, trust law and related disciplines. The Firm's multi-disciplinary approach reflects the reality of the integration of financial sectors requiring special expertise. Clients include leading Canadian and foreign banks, financial institutions, trust companies, insurance companies, credit unions, investment dealers and a wide variety of corporate borrowers and other industry participants.
Securities and Capital Markets: BLG's Securities and Capital Markets Group has a wealth of experience advising international and domestic corporate and government issuers and underwriters on debt and equity finance. The group also helps its clients structure, negotiate, implement and manage complex cross-border M&A transactions, including take-over bids, plans of arrangement, reorganizations and restructurings. Members of the group have strong track records in managing regulatory approvals, designing international tax strategies and dealing with multi-jurisdictional legal issues that arise in M&A transactions and equity and debt offerings.