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Gowling WLG is a new international law firm created by the combination of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm, and Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm.


With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities across the UK, Canada, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Gowling WLG provides clients with legal advice at home and abroad in a range of areas – from complex cross-border transactions and intellectual property matters to high-stakes litigation and disputes.


The new firm also features a strong focus on key global sectors to provide clients with in-depth experience and expertise specific to their industries, including advanced manufacturing, energy, financial services, infrastructure, life sciences, natural resources, real estate and tech.


Our lawyers combine these first-class legal skills with creativity and ingenuity to help clients succeed. They understand the commercial issues, challenges and opportunities clients face and are able to provide tailored, practical advice. The firm's Brexit unit highlights this approach in action – delivering a range of content and resources to help organisations untangle the key issues and plan for the future. Visit our 'Brexit Untangled' hub for more details.


The founding firms bring a legacy of collaborative, people-oriented cultures to Gowling WLG, having both been repeatedly recognised as top employers in their markets. WLG has appeared on the UK's Best Workplaces list, produced by the Great Place to Work Institute, every year since the list began in 2001. Gowlings has been named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt for six straight years.


We see the world through our clients’ eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances.


Learn more at gowlingwlg.com.


Gowling WLG is an international law firm comprising the members of Gowling WLG International Limited, an English Company Limited by Guarantee, and their respective affiliates. Each member and affiliate is an autonomous and independent entity.  Gowling WLG International Limited promotes, facilitates and co-ordinates the activities of its members but does not itself provide services to clients.  Our structure is explained in more detail at www.gowlingwlg.com/legal

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Ready or not - a new data protection regime is coming

Europe's new data protection legal framework is set out in the General Data Protection Regulation which will come into force in all EU Member States on 25 May 2018, including the UK.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 24 April 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Do I have to consider mediation?

Those involved in litigation who still think they can avoid having to consider mediation need to think again.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 20 April 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

The basics of patent law - remedies and costs

Gowling WLG's intellectual property (IP) experts discuss remedies available in the UK, as part of their 'The basics of patent law' series.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 18 April 2017 | Practice Area: Intellectual Property

High Court dismisses application to remove arbitrators

The English Commercial Court has published two recent judgments of Mr Justice Popplewell in a single anonymised case concerning the removal of two arbitrators under section 24(1)(d)(i) of the Arbitration Act 1996.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 10 April 2017 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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The Great Repeal Bill - creating certainty in an uncertain world

This briefing examines the proposals set out in the government’s White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 06 April 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

A dog's breakfast

Use of Zuma for dog food infringes famous restaurant's trade mark.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 04 April 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Employment essentials: March 2017's top 5

Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities experts bring you the latest top five employment law developments that may affect your business.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 31 March 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Rating: 5 people found this useful

LLPs & Partnerships - team moves and compensation

Jonathan Chamberlain discusses team moves, international issues and securing compensation for the damage caused.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 29 March 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

Who should be smart about smart contracts?

What are the features of smart contracts that make them more suitable to some sectors than others?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 27 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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Sale and leaseback in the UAE is now 'a thing'

A sale and leaseback transaction is the sale of an asset which is then leased back, from the new owner, to the original owner. This briefing takes a look at their emergence in the UAE.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 23 March 2017 | Practice Area: Commercial Property

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