Gowling WLG


Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

242 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

20 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by the combination of Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading U.K.-based international law firm.

With more than 1,500 legal professionals in 19 cities across Canada, the U.K., Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Gowling WLG provides clients with top-tier legal advice at home and abroad in a range of areas.

Our clients have access to in-depth expertise and experience in key global sectors, including advanced manufacturing, energy, financial services, infrastructure, life sciences, natural resources, real estate and tech.

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. Learn more at gowlingwlg.com.

Brief History

With roots tracing back to 1887, Gowling WLG grew to become one of the largest and most respected law firms in Canada, with a reputation for innovation in client-focused service delivery.

Building on its early strength in intellectual property, Gowling WLG diversified to offer a full suite of business law, litigation and intellectual property services in all of Canada’s key industries, including energy, mining, financial services, government, infrastructure, manufacturing, life sciences and technology.

Management & Demographics
Management
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Firm Managing Partner - External
Firm Managing Partner - Internal
Managing Partner - Toronto
Managing Partner - Calgary
Managing Partner - Hamilton
Managing Partner - Montréal
Managing Partner - Moscow
Managing Partner - Ottawa
Managing Partner - Vancouver
Managing Partner - Waterloo Region
Contacts
Contacts
Maxime Faille
Aboriginal Law
613-783-8801
Brian Fraser
Advertising, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs
416-862-4293
E. Susan Vogt
Advertising, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs
416-862-5439
Brenda L. Pritchard
Automotive
416-862-5716
R. Bruce Smith
Banking Litigation
416-369-4616
Bryce Kraeker
Business Law
519-575-7545
Eric Gross
C2D
416-862-5409
Shelagh Carnegie
C2D
416-862-4682
Susan H. Abramovitch
C2D
416-814-5673
Carole Chouinard
Charities & Not-for-Profit
613-786-8668
David C.K. Tang
Charities & Not-For-Profit
416-862-3547
Harry Dahme
Chemicals
416-862-4300
R. Bruce Smith
Civil Fraud
416-369-4616
Malcolm N. Ruby
Class Actions
416-862-4314
Laurie J. Sanderson
Commercial Leasing
613-786-0169
John E. Callaghan
Commercial Litigation
416-369-6693
Mark Nicholson
Competition Law/ Antitrust
(416) 369-7396
Kerry R. Powell
Construction Law
403-292-9805
Kevin Sartorio
Copyright Law
416-862-4492
Kathleen M. Ritchie
Corporate Finance and M&A
416-369-4579
Derrick Tay
Corporate Restructuring
416-369-7330
Todd J. Burke
Crisis Management
613-786-0226
Richard G. Dearden
Defamation & Media
613-786-0135
Wendy J. Wagner
Defence, Security and Aerospace
613-786-0213
David F. W. Cohen
Distressed M&A
416-369-6667
Jane Clark
Drug Pricing & Reimbursement Group
613-786-0187
Christopher M. Andree
Employment & Labour
519-575-7505
Patrick Burgess
Energy - Nuclear / Electricity / Oil & Gas / Renewable / Regulatory Legislative and Market Design
403-298-1980
Paul H. Harricks
Energy - Nuclear / Electricity / Oil & Gas / Renewable / Regulatory Legislative and Market Design
416-369-7296
Susan H. Ambramovitch
Entertainment Law
416-814-5673
Harry Dahme
Environmental Law / Environmental Litigation
416-862-4300
Gloria J. Geddes
Executive Compensation
416-369-4583
Carol A. Crawford
Family
613-786-0164
Stephen P. Johnston
Financial Services
416-862-5705
Brian Fraser
Food & Natural Health Products Law
416-862-4293
Lewis Retik
Food & Natural Health Products Law
613-783-8849
Jeffrey P. Hoffman
Franchise and Distribution Law
416-862-3539
J. Scott Fletcher
Gaming Law
613-786-0167
Kristine Robidoux
Global Business Integrity
403-298-1817
Pierre Pilote
Government Affairs / Educational Institutions - Universities & Colleges
514-392-9536
William R. MacGregor
Immigration
519-575-7528
Darryl J. Brown
Infrastructure
416-369-4581
Paul H. Harricks
Infrastructure
416-369-7296
Philip W. Nykyforuk
Insurance & Professional Liability
403-298-1947
Robert A. MacDonald
Intellectual Property
613-786-0150
Anthony G. Creber
Intellectual Property Litigation
613-786-0140
David J. McFadden
International
416-369-7243
Ariane Champoux-Cadoche
Legal Translation
514-392-9555
Konrad A. Sechley
Life Sciences / Life Sciences Litigation
604-443-7610
Brenda L. Pritchard
Manufacturing, Sales and Distribution
416-862-5716
Donald J. Dow
Medical Defence Group
613-786-0188
Charles Bond
Mining
+44 (0)20 3004 3500
Daniel M. Allen
Mining
604-891-2710
Paul Fornazzari
Mining
416-369-7115
Dom Glavota
Mortgage Recovery Services
905-540-3240
David K. Law
Occupational Health & Safety
613-783-8829
John Illingworth
Occupational Health & Safety
519-575-7507
James E. Longwell
Patents
416-862-4325
Daniel R. Hayhurst
Pensions
416-369-4635
Eric Gross
Privacy & Information Management
416-862-5409
Maureen Murphy
Privacy & Information Management
613-783-8818
Kathleen M. Ritchie
Private Equity & Venture Capital
416-369-4579
Ronald D. Lunau
Procurement
613-786-0243
Mary M. Thomson
Product Liability
416-862-4644
Manuel A. Martins
Real Estate & Urban Development
519-575-7542
Louis A. Frapporti
Records Management Services
905-540-3262
Terry T. Moffatt
Recovery Services
905-540-3297
Colin D. Brousson
Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency
604-891-2286
Jennifer Morton
Retail Services
416-862-5798
David Aylen
Russia and the CIS
+7-495-502-1250
Brian Fraser
Social Media
416-862-4293
David P. Stevens
Succession Planning & Estates
416-862-3556
Henry S. Brown
Supreme Court of Canada Services
613-786-0139
Michael Bussmann
Tax
416-369-4663
Stevan Novoselac
Tax Dispute Resolution
416-862-3630
Alan James
Technology - Wireless Communications / Hardware, Software & Semiconductor Manufacturers / Social Networking / Cleantech
416-369-6186
A. Kelly Gill
Trade-marks
416-862-3536
Dale Hill
Transfer Pricing
613-786-0102
Wendy J. Wagner
Transportation and Logistics
613-786-0213
Todd J. Burke
United States
613-786-0226
Louis A. Frapporti
XClaimTM - Portfolio Claims Management
905-540-3262

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  • Aboriginal Law
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Mining Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Procurement Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Gowling WLG Attorneys Discuss Aboriginal Law in Canada


by Best Lawyers

Gowling WLG won the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for Aboriginal Law in Canada.

Gowling WLG "Law Firm of the Year" Q&A

The 2021 "Law Firm of the Year" Awards in Canada


by Best Lawyers

We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2021 "Law Firm of the Year" awards in Canada.

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A Line in the Sand


by Phedely Artiste and Susan H. Abramovitch

Norway’s women’s-handball team made news at the Tokyo Olympics not so much for its athletic prowess but for what it was wearing. A look at the legal intricacies of an increasingly fraught topic.

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