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Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

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Chief Executive: David Fennell
Chairman: Andrew Witts

THE FIRM In tune with its clients’ worlds, Gowling WLG uses commercial and innovative thinking to provide the legal solutions its clients need to thrive and prosper.

The partner-led service is backed up by the strength of more than 3,000 individuals operating from 18 cities across the UK, Canada, continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The single team ethos means the firm is aligned with clients’ opportunities wherever they are in the world, and provides a seamless service across offices, borders and jurisdictions.

Gowling WLG is World Law Group’s representative law firm in England and Wales, connecting clients with more than 15,000 lawyers globally. The firm also works with a global network of trusted independent firms, meaning that clients receive the best possible service in every jurisdiction.

This global reach, combined with the sector know-how and technical excellence of its people, is why the firm is a trusted adviser to FTSE 100 and 250 businesses, entrepreneurs, financial institutions and UK and overseas government departments.

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Automotive: Stuart Young
Aviation: Matthew Harvey
Banking: Kirsty Barnes
Central Government: Michael Luckman
Construction & Engineering: Richard Green
Commercial Development & Investment: Richard Miles
Commercial, IT & Outsourcing: Jocelyn Paulley
Commercial Litigation: Andrew Smith
Corporate Recovery: Julian Pallett
Corporate: Sunil Kakkad
Employment: Jane Fielding
Energy/Utilities: Gareth Baker
Environmental: Lee McBride
EU & Competition: Bernardine Adkins
Financial Institutions: James Sidwell
Food & Drink: David Lowe
Healthcare: Robert Breedon
Housing, Development & Regeneration: Ashley Mitchell
Insurance/Reinsurance: Samantha Holland
Intellectual Property: Gordon Harris
International: Andrew Witts
Life Sciences: Patrick Duxbury
Local Government: Michael Luckman
Media & Entertainment: Dan Smith
Pensions: Glyn Ryland
Planning: Andrew Thomas
Projects: Stephen Kenny
Property Litigation: Martin Thomas
Real Estate: Richard Bate
Real Estate Finance: Nick Turner
Regulation: John Cooper
Retail & Leisure: Christopher Hunt
Tax & Funds: Lee Nuttall

TYPES OF WORK UNDERTAKEN The firm’s core practice areas are:

■Aviation, Aerospace & Defence
■Banking & Finance
■Competition & Antitrust
■Construction & Engineering
■Corporate, M&A & Capital Markets
■Employment, Labour & Equalities
■Environmental Law
■Financial Institutions& Services
■Insurance & Professional Liability
■Intellectual Property
■Life Sciences
■Litigation & Dispute Resolution
■Natural Resources
■Real Estate
■Restructuring & Insolvency

SECTOR KNOW-HOW Ambitious for its clients’ success, Gowling WLG provides commercial, sector-specific advice based on an in-depth understanding of clients’ businesses.

The firm’s industry specialists have experience in key global sectors including advanced manufacturing, energy, financial services, infrastructure, life sciences, natural resources, real estate and tech. This specific industry knowledge is paired with renowned service area expertise to meet each client’s unique needs.

Many Gowling WLG people have worked in the industries they now advise, giving them specialist insight. They recognise the pressures clients face, the changes in their marketplace and the risk, as well as opportunities, which present themselves.


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