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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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Planning consent: implied terms and risk in a JCT contract

The latest in a long line of significant judgments on where terms will or will not be implied into contracts by the courts.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 22 March 2018 | Practice Area: Real Estate

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Brexit implications for IP: arrangements agreed so far

The UK and Eu continue to seek broad clarity regarding arrangements for the transitioning of unitary EU rights in trade marks, designs and plant variety rights into UK rights.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 21 March 2018 | Practice Area: Commercial Law

Does your insurance policy do what you think it should?

Spire Healthcare Limited v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc involved an appeal to the Court of Appeal on the construction of provisions of a combined liability insurance policy issued by Royal & Sun Alliance to Spire Healthcare.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 21 March 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance

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Bulk transfers of DC benefits without member consent simplified from April 2018

The UK Government has published details of the new regime of bulk transfers of DC benefits. Finalised regulations now provide welcome clarity for trustees on the way forward.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 16 March 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

UK ratifies Hague Agreement on industrial designs

In an important step for design right owners, the United Kingdom has completed its ratification of the 'Hague Agreement' concerning the registration of industrial designs.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 15 March 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

The basics: what are the key points on contractual interpretation?

The basics of contractual interpretation, addressing common queries and explaining what you can do to protect your position.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 14 March 2018 | Practice Area: Corporate

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A round-up of the CJEU cases in 2017

A look at 2017 CJEU trade mark cases in 2017.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 14 March 2018 | Practice Area: EU Competition Law

An update on the implementation of the Cyber Security Directive

A look at the Government’s response to the public consultation on its plans to implement the Network and Information Systems Directive.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 March 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Rating: 3 people found this useful

CJEU rules on ‘solely dictated by its technical function’ designs exclusion

What exactly does the 'solely dictated by its technical function' exclusion mean and how is it assessed?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 March 2018 | Practice Area: Designs

How wide is your settlement agreement?

A look at a recent case regarding a settlement agreement.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 09 March 2018 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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