Chair, National Council: Alexander De Zordo, Ad. E.
Managing Partners: John G. Murphy (National Managing Partner & CEO), Alan Ross (Calgary), André Dufour (Montréal), Katherine Cooligan (Ottawa), Andrew Harrison (Toronto), Graham Walker (Vancouver) National Group Heads: David Di Paolo (Commercial Litigation), Frank Callaghan (Corporate and Capital Markets), Cindy Clarke (Specialised Litigation), David C Whelan, QC (Specialised Business Law).
Number of partners: 395
Number of other lawyers and professionals worldwide: 331
Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, Ga, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Jung-San, Korean, Kurdish, Kutchi, Macedonian, Mandarin, Marathi, Montenegrin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yoruba
As the largest full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers the most comprehensive legal solutions and client services for domestic and international clients – across more practice areas and industry sectors – than any other Canadian firm. With over 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves businesses and institutions across all of their legal needs – from M&A and capital markets; to major litigation, financing, and trademark and patent registration.
BLG is the largest of Canada’s few AmLaw Global 100 firms, with five full-service offices located in each of Canada’s principal business markets, and the nation’s capital. As a bilingual English-French firm, BLG excels under both the common and civil law systems in Canada. BLG has a legacy of 'firsts' – from being Canada’s first founded law firm, to one of the first in North America to implement client service standards, and receive numerous legal industry recognitions for innovation in client service and value.
BLG takes great pride in the communities it serves, and supports a variety of initiatives including pro bono legal services, fundraising and volunteer programs, such as the BLG Reads to Kids Program.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Financial Services
Securities & Capital Markets
Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation & Arbitration
Insurance & Tort Liability
Competition & Antitrust
Oil & Gas & Mining
Infrastructure & PPP
Labour & Employment
Cyber & Data Security
Public Policy & Government Relations
Charities & Not-for-Profit
BLG provides business law, dispute resolution and intellectual property solutions to a wide range of clients internationally in virtually every area of law. Special expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and public-private projects, financings, international trade law, commercial litigation and arbitration. BLG has acted in international banking transactions (including sovereign risk lending); international insolvencies, liquidations and restructurings; international joint ventures, reorganisations and acquisitions; commercial contracts; and international and multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to the firm’s success. The team reflects the diverse and multi-cultural communities in which it operates. The firm’s ability to draw on a variety of perspectives enables us to provide more focused, innovative and relevant legal services to clients.
BLG provides insight to domestic and international public and private corporations across all business sectors. BLG regularly advises governments, governmental organisations and agencies, as well as trade groups and broader public sector clients.