Attorney Profile:

Darren McGuire

Darren McGuire: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Executive Summary

Darren McGuire is a partner in our Montreal office as well as the National Leader of our Maritime Law Group and the Regional Leader of our Business Immigration Group. He acts as counsel to many small, mid-size and large multi-national companies in, amongst others, the high technology, cosmetics, tobacco, entertainment, hotel and financial services (banking and accounting) sectors on various immigration and related issues. In his Maritime law practice, Darren acts as counsel to shipowners, charterers, shippers, freight forwarders, and their respective agents and insurers in both commercial contexts and before the courts and administrative tribunals.

Publications & Presentations

•Quoted, "" BLG's Maritime Law Group, "" Canada Sailings, November 10, 2013.
•Mentioned, "" Canada's shipping industry can benefit from BLG's advice, "" Canada Sailings, November 10, 2013.
•Contributor to newsletters and publications on immigration and Maritime issues.
•Speaker at various conferences and seminars relating to Maritime, transportation and immigration law.

Rankings & Recognitions

•Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition (and since 2010) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Immigration Law).
•Martindale-Hubbell BV Peer Review Rated (Maritime Law).

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business Immigration
  • Insurance and Tort Liability
  • Land Transportation
  • Maritime Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
514.954.3105  Phone
514.954.1905  Fax
University Attended:
McGill University, B.A., Economics, with Distinction, 1986; Concordia University, M.B.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
McGill University, B.C.L., 1991; McGill University, LL.B., 1991
Year of First admission:
1992, Québec

Professional Involvement

•Member, Montreal Bar Association
•Member, Canadian Maritime Law Association
•Member, Association of Maritime Arbitrators of Canada
•Member, Quebec Association of Immigration Lawyers
•Member, Canadian Bar Association's Immigration Section
•Member and former President (2009-2010), Grunt Club Inc. - the marine community of the Port of Montreal

Community Involvement

•Member, Board of Trustees of the Canadian Athletic Foundation
•Member, Advisory Committee of the Point St. Charles Hall of Recognition Foundation
•Member, Point St. Charles Hall of Recognition Foundation's Scholarship Selection Committee
•Governor, Quebec Bar Foundation


Peer Reviews

  • 2.9/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

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