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Gowling WLG is a leading Canadian and international law firm, with over 700 legal professionals serving clients in 10 offices across Canada and around the world.

Whether your needs relate to business law, high-stakes litigation or intellectual property matters, we provide a full range of legal services to meet your unique needs and rise to any challenge that comes your way.


Why choose Gowlings?

  • Full-service legal support across business law, litigation and intellectual property law, with specialized expertise across dozens of areas.
  • In-depth understanding of your industry - from energy, mining, infrastructure and life sciences to financial services, technology, government affairs, manufacturing and more.
  • Global reach through our international offices in London, Moscow and Beijing, as well as our extensive network of referral relationships with law firms around the world.
  • An unwavering commitment to help you get the most from your legal spend by delivering exceptional service, value and results.
  • Canada-wide legal support in both official languages.
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We think you deserve more from your law firm — more cost-certainty, more efficiency and more value. That's why we created Gowlings Practical, a groundbreaking approach to legal project management that helps keep your legal matters on track, on time and on budget.

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Aboriginal Law  Infrastructure 
Advertising, Marketing & Regulatory Affairs  Insurance & Professional Liability 
Class Actions  Intellectual Property 
Commercial Litigation  International Trade 
Competition/Antitrust  Life Sciences 
Construction Mining 
Copyright  Patent Prosecution 
Corporate Finance & M&A  Private Equity & Venture Capital 
Distressed M&A  Product Liability 
Employment, Labour & OHS  Public Procurement 
Energy  Real Estate & Urban Development 
Environmental Law  Restructuring & Insolvency 
Financial Services  Tax 
Government Affairs  Technology 
Immigration  Trade-marks 

Calgary

421 7th Ave SW, Suite 1600
Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 4K9
Phone: (403) 298-1000
Fax: (403) 263-9193

Toronto

100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5X 1G5
Phone: (416) 862-7525
Fax: (416) 862-7661

Ottawa

160 Elgin St, Suite 2600
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1P 1C3
Phone: (613) 233-1781
Fax: (613) 563-9869

Hamilton

1 Main St W
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8P 4Z5
Phone: (905) 540-8208
Fax: (905) 528-5833

Kitchener

50 Queen St N, Suite 1020, PO Box 2248
Kitchener, ON, Canada, N2H 6M2
Phone: (519) 576-6910
Fax: (519) 576-6030

Vancouver

550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 2B5
Phone: (604) 683-6498
Fax: (604) 683-3558

Montréal

1 Place Ville-Marie, Fl 37
Montréal, QC, Canada, H3B 3P4
Phone: (514) 878-9641
Fax: (514) 878-1450

Moscow

11 Gogolevsky Blvd
Moscow, Russia, 119019
Phone: +7 (495) 787-2070
Fax: +7 (495) 787-2071

London

125 Old Broad St, Fl 15
London, England, UK, EC3N 2LR
Phone: +44 (0)20 3004 3500
Fax: +44 (0)20 7920 9417

Beijing

2432-77 Jianguo Rd, Twr 3 - China Central Pl, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China, 100025
Phone: +86-10-8587-2286
Fax: +86-10-8587-2287

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Gowling WLG is a Lexpert-Ranked Firm in the following practice areas
Aboriginal Law Ottawa, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Aboriginal Law Montréal, Québec Most frequently recommended
Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Banking & Financial Institutions Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly recommended
Banking & Financial Institutions Ottawa, Ontario Consistently recommended
Banking & Financial Institutions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Class Actions Ottawa, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Class Actions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Competition Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Computer & IT Law Calgary, Alberta Consistently recommended
Computer & IT Law Vancouver, British Columbia Consistently recommended
Computer & IT Law Ottawa, Ontario Consistently recommended
Computer & IT Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Construction Law Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly recommended
Corporate Commercial Law Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Corporate Commercial Law Ottawa, Ontario Consistently recommended
Corporate Commercial Law Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Corporate Finance & Securities Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Energy (Electricity) Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly recommended
Energy (Electricity) Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Energy (Oil & Gas) Calgary, Alberta Consistently recommended
Entertainment Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Environmental Law Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Environmental Law Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Franchising Law Vancouver, British Columbia Most frequently recommended
Franchising Law Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Ottawa, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Intellectual Property Calgary, Alberta Consistently recommended
Intellectual Property Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly recommended
Intellectual Property Ottawa, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Intellectual Property Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Intellectual Property Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Commercial Insurance Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Commercial Insurance Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Corporate Commercial Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Corporate Commercial Ottawa, Ontario Consistently recommended
Litigation - Corporate Commercial Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Corporate Commercial Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Intellectual Property Ottawa, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Litigation - Intellectual Property Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Litigation - Intellectual Property Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Product Liability Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly recommended
Medical Negligence Calgary, Alberta Consistently recommended
Medical Negligence Ottawa, Ontario Consistently recommended
Mergers & Acquisitions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Mining Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly recommended
Mining Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Mining Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Professional Liability Ottawa, Ontario Consistently recommended
Property Development Ottawa, Ontario Consistently recommended
Property Development Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Property Leasing Ottawa, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Property Leasing Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Technology Transactions Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly recommended
Technology Transactions Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Technology Transactions Ottawa, Ontario Consistently recommended
Technology Transactions Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Transportation (Road & Rail) Ottawa, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Transportation (Road & Rail) Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
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