Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is a sector focused international law firm. With more than 1,500 legal professionals in 19 cities worldwide. We provide our clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. Our clients have access to in-depth expertise in a range of areas including advanced manufacturing, energy, financial services, infrastructure, life sciences, natural resources, real estate and tech. We pair this specific industry knowledge with renowned service area expertise to meet the unique needs of our clients. With more than 500 lawyers in England, split between Birmingham and London, we have the depth and breadth to deal with almost all business law and family office needs. 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. Our culture is, above all, about people and teams, based on our belief in the power of relationships in delivering tangible business results. Learn more at gowlingwlg.com Why Gowling WLG? "Gowling WLG have strength in depth and offer practical and client-focused advice." – Client feedback, Chambers & Partners UK 2022 "They are very user-friendly and very approachable - you get along with them and form good relationships with them. They are very open and transparent and cover a broad range of areas." – Client Feedback, Chambers & Partners UK 2022 ‘Gowling is able to quickly assemble, run and deploy the needed experts for complex matters' – Client feedback, The legal 500 UK 2022 ‘Gowling listen to the customer, understand the brief and work to the best interest of the customer whilst also understanding the customers style and culture.’ – Client feedback, The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recent Firm News & Legal Updates

Legal Update

Suppose your business is involved in or interested in the movement across international borders of genuine goods protected by an intellectual property right. In that case, you need to understand the law on the 'exhaustion' of the relevant right in the country of import.

Women of WLG

Dawn Beddard is one of the leaders of WLG's Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum. When asked how women can women support other women in their organizations, she says, "There has been progress in gender equality but more needs to be done and I think it needs everyone across an organisation – no matter what gender. The male population needs to support gender networks and activity, share in celebrating success and educate themselves – as there is still a lot of unconscious bias regardless of people's background, age or experience. Everyone needs to understand this is not a phrase or trend and there are benefits for all for gender equality to progress." Learn who inspires Dawn, advice she ignored and shouldn't have, and more.

Legal Update

Businesses must understand the implications of sanctions that the UK and the EU have implemented against Russia and Belarus linked persons and entities and further restrictions on trade in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

England

Birmingham
London

Firm Offices in Other Jurisdictions

North America

Canada 
Canada - Ontario,
Hamilton Ottowa Toronto Kitchener, Waterloo Region Calgary, Alberta Vancouver, British Colombia
Canada - Québec, Montreál

Europe

Belgium, Brussels
France, Paris
Germany, Stuttgart

Africa & Middle East

Middle East 
United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Asia-Pacific

China,
Beijing Guangzhou

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