CEO, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP: Peter J Lukasiewicz
Managing Partners: James H Buchan, Tina M Woodside
Number of Partners in Canada: 465+
Number of Canadian Legal Professionals: 770+
Languages: Over 50, including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Gowling WLG is an international law firm built on the belief that the best way to serve clients is to be in tune with their world, aligned with their opportunity and ambitious for their success. Around the world, the firm's 1,400-plus legal professionals and dedicated business support teams do just that.
Combining deep sector expertise with a global reach that spans 19 cities across Canada, the UK, the Middle East, Asia and South America, Gowling WLG is well-positioned to help clients overcome challenges and achieve their objectives — wherever their business takes them.
Main Areas of Practice:
With top-tier expertise across the industry — including nuclear, electricity, renewables, mining, oil and gas, and government advisory and regulation — Gowling WLG understands energy issues and knows how to succeed.
Financial Institutions & Services:
Working with more than 50 domestic and international banks and insurers on transactions ranging in size from $1 million to $34 billion, the firm delivers practical, innovative solutions that meet the demands of an everchanging financial market.
With over 150 professionals across Canada and around the world, the Gowling WLG Life Sciences group has the technical expertise to understand the unique challenges faced throughout a product's life cycle.
Projects & Infrastructure:
Having overseen some of the largest PPP projects in Canada, the UK, France, Africa and the Middle East, the infrastructure team has the on-the-ground presence and in-depth knowledge to ensure the success of any project.
With a strong presence in Canada, Asia, Europe and other global markets, Gowling WLG delivers a complete range of real estate services to a diverse clientele, including multinational development companies, national retailers, First Nations groups and financial institutions.
Whether a small startup or an established company, creating tech or leveraging it, Gowling WLG’s tech team can help capitalise on market opportunities — and handle the complex issues that accompany them.
Corporate, M&A & Capital Markets:
Leveraging its ability to advise on a full spectrum of corporate matters, the firm provides innovative business solutions to help clients navigate the complexities of the Canadian marketplace.
With a leading global network of awardwinning IP professionals, Gowling WLG has been helping the world’s top organisations maximise their intellectual property assets for more than 125 years.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Home to one of the largest and most experienced litigation teams in Canada, Gowling WLG is committed to protecting clients in any dispute situation — from negotiation and mediation to arbitration and litigation.
Beijing, Birmingham, Brussels, Dubai, Guangzhou, London, Moscow, Mumbai*, Munich, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore**, Stuttgart.
*Exclusive referral agreement with Naik Naik & Co.
**Exclusive association with JurisAsia LLC
Automotive, Aviation, Aerospace & Defence, Construction & Engineering, Energy, Financial Institutions & Services, Food & Beverage, Government Contracting & Public Sector, Health & Care, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Natural Resources, Nuclear, Real Estate, Retail, Leisure & Hotels, Tech
Advertising & Product Regulatory, Administrative Law, Banking & Finance, Blockchain & Smart Contracts, Capital Markets, Charities & Not-for-Profits, Commercial Litigation, Competition & Antitrust, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Labour & Equalities, Entertainment & Sports Law, Environmental Law, Franchising, Gaming, Government Affairs, Indigenous Law, Insurance & Professional Liability, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Medical Defence, M&A, Municipal Law, Pensions, Privacy & Data Protection, Private Client Services, Private Equity, Procurement, Real Estate, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Tax, White Collar Defence & Investigations