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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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Global protectionism: Are you leaving yourself open?

Protectionism is on the rise and those setting the strategy for their business must ask themselves: are we leaving ourselves open to the risk or prepared for the opportunity?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 20 November 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Uber drivers are "workers" but Deliveroo riders are not - what's the difference?

The Central Arbitration Committee has found that Deliveroo riders are not 'workers'. But last week the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the tribunal's finding that Uber drivers are workers. So why the difference?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 November 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

Court of Appeal confirms London Taxi Company's trade mark for the shape of the "black cab" is invalid

The trade marked three-dimensional shape of the traditional London taxi has been found invalid by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 16 November 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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Insurance contracts - no need to construe exclusion clauses narrowly

In the case of Crowden and Crowden v QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd [2017] the court provided some clear guidance on how exclusion clauses should be interpreted in an insurance contract.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 15 November 2017 | Practice Area: Insurance

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Think cyber security is your biggest digital risk?

It is important not to get lost in the headlines and recognise that cyber attack is just one digital risk amongst a range of others. A recent survey of 1,000 businesses throughout Europe by Gowling WLG highlights this fact.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 14 November 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Uber's 'worker status' appeal rejected - further appeal highly likely

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has rejected the appeal in Uber BV and ors v Aslam and ors. This article examines the decision.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Actions to take by the end of the year under the French anti-bribery act

France’s anti-bribery act, also called Loi Sapin 2, requires certain French companies to take a number of actions before the end of the year. This briefing summarises what companies need to do.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 08 November 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

London Design Festival: Design protection – hindsight giving insight

In this podcast, Gowling WLG’s John Coldham presents the firm’s fifth annual event as part of the London Design Festival.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 07 November 2017 | Practice Area: Technology

Top tips on drafting pension clauses in employment contracts

This briefing offers six top tips that private sector employers should remember when drafting and reviewing pension clauses in employment contracts.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 03 November 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Countdown to GDPR - what to do in November and December 2017

In this podcast, Sally Mewies talks to Rocio De La Cruz about what to look at regarding GDPR before the New Year.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 02 November 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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