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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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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

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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Employment essentials: 5 lessons from February

Important employment trends from the UK in February 2018.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 08 March 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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UK to introduce overseas beneficial ownership register

A public register revealing the ultimate owners of overseas legal entities buying property in the UK will be launched in early 2021, the UK Government has announced.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 06 March 2018 | Practice Area: Central Government

What does Actavis V Eli Lilly mean for European patent litigation strategy?

Doctrines of equivalents in France, Spain and Germany: How do local patent experts view the UK Supreme Court's judgment in Actavis v Eli Lilly?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 02 March 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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