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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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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

House of Lords looks to accelerate driverless opportunities for the UK

A report released on 15 March by The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has warned that the UK risks missing out on the benefits of driverless vehicles unless urgent government action is taken.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 21 March 2017 | Practice Area: Technology

iWatch not registrable as a trademark for a wearable computing device

In a decision exploring the boundaries of 'descriptive', the English High Court has ruled that iWatch is not registrable for computers, computer software and certain related goods.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 March 2017 | Practice Area: Trademarks

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Fire when ready – parliament gives the government permission to pull the Article 50 trigger

On 13 March, Parliament passed the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, giving the government power to formally begin the Brexit process.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 15 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

New rules in force for brokers marketing overseas properties in the Dubai Emirate

To protect investors, the Dubai Land Department (DLD) has issued a set of new stricter rules to govern how overseas properties may be marketed for sale in the Emirate by brokers.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 10 March 2017 | Practice Area: Real Estate

Pensions Green Paper - Issues for employers

The Government has published its eagerly-awaited green paper on Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 08 March 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

Employment essentials: February 2017 Top 5

Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities experts bring you the latest top five employment law developments that may affect your business - what they are, and what you can do about them.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 06 March 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

Rating: 3 people found this useful

The fall and rise of union power?

If you've opened a newspaper or been on social media in the last few months you'd be forgiven for thinking that we are in the midst of a wave of industrial action not seen since the 70s.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 02 March 2017 | Practice Area: Media

The latest fashion in shopping is… the shops themselves

Shops are undergoing a redesign to keep shoppers walking in, whilst still clicking on their websites.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 28 February 2017 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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Canada v UK: a comparison of key employment law principles

Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities lawyers compare key areas of Canadian and UK employment law.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 24 February 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

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