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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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Arbitrator qualifications - does an insurance barrister have “experience of insurance”?

An arbitration clause providing that the arbitrators must have "not less than ten years' experience of insurance" does not preclude an insurance QC from sitting as arbitrator.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 19 April 2018 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

The basics: what should a dispute resolution clause say?

The key considerations when drafting an effective dispute resolution clause.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 18 April 2018 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

Rating: 9 people found this useful

Are you compliant with the new EU General Data Protection regulation?

With the GDPR set to be fully applied on May 25 2018, how compliant is your business?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Rating: 5 people found this useful

Directors: a warning from the CMA - competition law compliance matters

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has announced the disqualification of two directors in connection with a company's involvement in a cartel.

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

Does offering enhanced maternity pay discriminate against men?

A recent case has taken a look at the issue of sex discrimination regarding enhanced maternity leave pay.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 April 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

New BIM Protocol published - what do you need to know?

The UK’s only standard BIM Protocol has been updated following a cosultation.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Rating: 2 people found this useful

Insolvency litigation: recent cases and issues in March 2018

Why breach of trust claims involving company property cannot be defended simply because a statutory deadline has passed.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 03 April 2018 | Practice Area: Arbitration

When will litigation privilege protect internal investigations?

A look at two recent cases considering the principles of litigation privilege.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 03 April 2018 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

The basics: negotiating a contract? Misrepresentation or just exaggeration?

The remedies available for breach of a contract term are different to the remedies that may be available if the contract was entered into as a result of a misrepresentation.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 29 March 2018 | Practice Area: Commercial Law

Rating: 3 people found this useful

A tale of two countries: patent eligibility requirements for natural products in Canada and the U.S.

Why the intellectual property policy surrounding natural-product-related inventions is growing increasingly unclear in the United States.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 29 March 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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