|No. of offices||18|
|No. of lawyers||over 1,400|
|Date founded||2016 (by merger)|
|Company type||Company limited by guarantee; separate limited liability partnerships in Canada and UK|
|Slogan||In tune with your world.|
Gowling WLG is a multinational law firm formed by the merger of Canada-based Gowlings and UK-based Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co in February 2016, in the first multinational law firm merger co-led by a Canadian firm.. It is currently 14th on The Lawyer UK 200.
Gowling WLG International Limited is an English company limited by guarantee, in which the two limited liability partnerships of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and Gowling WLG (UK) LLP are members. Legal services are provided by the two partnerships, which are financially separate. The structure is similar to the Swiss Verein structure used by several other major international law firms.
Main Practice Areas
Gowling WLG offers services across a number of practice areas, including:
- Advertising & Product Regulatory
- Banking & Finance
- Blockchain & Smart Contracts
- Capital Markets
- Competition & Antitrust
- Corporate Commercial
- Construction & Engineering
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Employment & Labour Law
- Energy Law
- Environmental Law
- Insurance & Professional Liability
- Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Litigation)
- International Trade
- Medical Defence & Health Law
- Nuclear Sector Projets & Disputes
- Privacy & Data Protection
- Private Client Services
- Projects & Infrastructure
- Real Estate
- Restructuring & Insolvency
- Leonard Walter Brockington (1888–1966). Founding chairman of the CBC, 1936-1939
- Gordon F. Henderson (1912–1993). President of the Canadian Bar Association, 1979–1980; Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, 1991-1993
- Roy McMurtry (1932- ). Attorney-General of Ontario, 1975–1985 and Chief Justice of Ontario, 1996-2007
- Ray Hnatyshyn (1934–2002). 24th Governor-General of Canada, 1990-1995
- Ian Scott (1934–2006). Attorney-General of Ontario, 1985-1990
- Donald Mazankowski (1935- ). Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, 1986-1993
- Martin Cauchon (1962- ). Minister of Justice (Canada) and Attorney General of Canada, 2002–2003 ; Minister of National Revenue (Canada), 1999-2002
- Lawrence Cannon (1947- ). Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada), 2006-2008 and Stephen Harper's former Quebec lieutenant
- Frank Marrocco. Associate Chief Justice (2005- ) of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ,
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