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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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Whistleblowing – what is in the public interest?

In this podcast, two Gowling WLG partners discusst the first Court of Appeal decision on what "in the public interest" means in deciding whether a person makes a disclosure that gives them whistleblower protection.

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

A powerful gatekeeper – who should host the common data environment?

The decision in Trant Engineering Ltd v Mott MacDonald ltd [2017] case is of particular interest as it is the first case where building information modelling features substantively, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 19 July 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

UK Supreme Court introduces doctrine of equivalents in patent law in Actavis v Lilly

In a landmark decision, the UK Supreme Court has re-steered the law of patent infringement in the UK, stating that there is a doctrine of equivalents. This article examines the case in detail.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 July 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

All about service in the aviation sector

This article examines the recent decision in Aquila WSA Aviation Opportunities II Ltd v Onur Air Tasimacilik AS.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 July 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

Finance litigation: the latest cases and issues - June 2017

Gowling WLG considers the court's view on the extent to which firms' activities in handling complaints are themselves subject to adjudication by the Financial Ombudsman Service, among other topics.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 July 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Rating: 2 people found this useful

The most investible brands in the driverless car market

As the anticipation around the driverless vehicle market starts revving up, more and more investors are looking for a way to participate in this growth. This report reveals which brands have been named most investible.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 11 July 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

Benefiting from breach - when will damages be reduced?

This briefing examines a rare case on mitigation of loss with potential ramifications outside of its immediate shipping context.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 07 July 2017 | Practice Area: Insurance

Life after Brexit – Dublin, Paris or Frankfurt?

Is your business thinking of moving out of London post Brexit? Are you considering France, Germany or Ireland? Specialist employment lawyers provide you with information to compare and contrast.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 06 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Rating: 4 people found this useful

How to write a workplace dress code

An overview of the main points for employers to watch out for when designing their workplace dress codes. How far can an employer go in specifying how employees present at work, while staying within the law?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 05 July 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Rating: 1 person found this useful

Countdown to GDPR - what to do in July and August 2017

Gowling WLG lawyers have been working on a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliancy checklist to help businesses get ready for GDPR in May 2018. Here’s what you should do next.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 04 July 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Rating: 3 people found this useful

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