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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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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

With or without Brexit, consumers are always King

E-commerce and the ability to trade globally online is an area of fierce competition. This briefing takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 22 February 2017 | Practice Area: E-Commerce

Why it pays to consider insolvency protections upfront

As we settle into 2017, the annual trading updates from high street retailers are emerging.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 20 February 2017 | Practice Area: Insolvency

Rating: 1 person found this useful

Slavery in the UK construction industry: a modern problem?

What do you need to know about the Modern Slavery Act, and what more can be done to prevent human rights abuses on sites and in the construction supply chain?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 16 February 2017 | Practice Area: Construction

Rating: 2 people found this useful

UK procurement law after Brexit

Gowling WLG partner Robert Breedon offers his insight into what UK procurement law looks like after Brexit.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 14 February 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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The gig economy and employment status

Does your business use flexible labour? If so, can it take a 10% hike in its payroll costs? If not, listen to this podcast or read the transcript.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 09 February 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Private equity roundup - Q1 2017

In this edition, the Gowling WLG Private Equity team leads with the result of its independently commissioned research into the effect of Brexit on transatlantic trade.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 07 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Finance litigation briefing: January 2017

Gowling WLG's finance litigation experts bring you the latest on the cases and issues affecting the lending industry.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 03 February 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Photos and replicas of iconic designs can no longer be sold

The Government repeal of section 52 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 has now come into effect.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 01 February 2017 | Practice Area: Copyright

Rating: 3 people found this useful

What Brexit means for technology

This guide looks at the immediate and longer-term prospects for US tech businesses operating in the UK, highlighting how businesses with a turnover of $13m or above are already reacting and preparing for Brexit.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 30 January 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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