Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Ottawa, Ontario

We are Canada’s law firm. With a history of 200-years, BLG delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. Our 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals serve the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond.

Innovation in life sciences creates an ever-changing landscape. Whether you are an early stage startup or established company, you need a well-versed legal team that can represent you on all the legal and strategic matters relevant to your business. Our team of more than 50 life science lawyers and patent agents, includes many individuals who hold PhDs or Master’s degrees in the life sciences, who bring an in-depth understanding of the science and technology on which your business is built to their legal advice. A number of our professionals also have held relevant industry related positions, which provides us with working knowledge and a genuine comprehension of this sector – both where it has been and where it is heading.

Clients can expect to find a team of professionals at BLG that is entrepreneurial and business minded. We have extensive experience assisting clients in structuring and documenting both standard and unique business structures, including mergers, divestitures, acquisitions, joint ventures, licenses, and partnerships. We also work with clients from universities, to start-ups, to SMEs to multinationals to ensure that their innovations are protected in the best possible manner under Canada’s Patent Act and the accompanying regulatory structure that affects companies looking to bring a patented medicine to market. We have specialized litigators who are experienced in running both complex patent infringement and product liability trials once those products enter the market. Our Privacy, Competition, Advertising, Government Relations, Labour and Employment and Tax Groups also regularly serve BLG’s Life Sciences clients. With such a cross-disciplinary practice, you can look to BLG to act as your trusted and well-connected advisor.