Canada: Borden Ladner Gervais Heads To China
Last Updated: October 27 2014

Toronto (October 22, 2014) – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce its expansion into China with the opening of a representative office in Beijing. As Canada's largest and most diverse law firm with a wide range of practice areas and offices in Canada's major business centres, BLG is uniquely positioned to serve the interests of Chinese companies.

"BLG has worked with both state-owned and private Chinese enterprises, so we have existing ties and a strong understanding of their interests in Canada and requirements from a law firm," commented Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO, BLG. "We believe we are laying down an important marker and demonstrating our commitment to China and our Chinese clients."

This representative office will help solidify and grow relationships in Beijing. It will also place BLG at the epicentre of China's administrative, policy and regulatory activity. Having represented Chinese buyers in several corporate acquisitions, BLG understands the legal, regulatory and cultural aspects of doing business between Canada and China and looks forward to building on its past success and growing its relationship with Chinese businesses.

BLG's China Focus Group has a breadth and depth of experience in assisting clients in conducting business in Canada and in China. In addition to assisting Chinese companies seeking to do business in Canada, its experience has also allowed it to enable Canadian companies to pursue business opportunities in China. Using a multidisciplinary approach its team of lawyers and intellectual property specialists provides efficient and effective advice regarding any issue a business, individual or governmental client might face.

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