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Gowling WLG

Headquarters

1 First Canadian Place
100 King Street West, Suite 1600
Toronto, ON M5X 1G5
Canada
416-862-7525

Firm Details

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 1,400 legal professionals in 18 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, Gowlings 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, Gowlings 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

R. Scott Jolliffe
Chair and CEO
Peter J. Lukasiewicz
Chief Executive Officer
Sharon Mitchell
Chief Operating Officer
Stephen A. Pike
Firm Managing Partner - External
Lorne W. Segal
Firm Managing Partner - Internal
Clark M. Roberts
Managing Partner - Beijing
Kenneth J. Warren, QC
Managing Partner - Calgary
Leigh Ann Sheather
Managing Partner - Hamilton
Andrew Oppenheim
Managing Partner - London
Robert Dorion
Managing Partner - Montréal
David A. Aylen
Managing Partner - Moscow
Wayne A. Kerrick
Managing Partner - Ottawa
Shayne P. Strukoff
Managing Partner - Vancouver
Ross R. Wells
Managing Partner - Waterloo Region

Law Firm of the Year Awards

  • Advertising and Marketing Law in Canada (2018)
  • Medical Negligence in Canada (2018)

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in Canada in Advertising and Marketing Law with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Biotechnology Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Information Technology Law with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Intellectual Property Law with 31 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Technology Law with 10 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Ontario, Canada with 115 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Quebec, Canada in Aboriginal Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ontario, Canada in Advertising and Marketing Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Quebec, Canada in Energy Regulatory Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ontario, Canada in Environmental Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Information Technology Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ontario, Canada in Intellectual Property Law with 22 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Alberta, Canada in Medical Negligence with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Technology Law with 3 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Hamilton with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Kitchener with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa with 48 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Birmingham with 29 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Montréal in Aboriginal Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Administrative and Public Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Toronto in Advertising and Marketing Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Hamilton in Banking and Finance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Biotechnology Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Corporate Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Defamation and Media Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Montréal in Energy Regulatory Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Toronto in Environmental Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Birmingham in Environmental Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Health Care Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Information Technology Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Information Technology Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Birmingham in Information Technology Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Intellectual Property Law with 12 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Birmingham in Intellectual Property Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Birmingham in Litigation with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Calgary in Medical Negligence with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Medical Negligence with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Calgary in Personal Injury Litigation with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Real Estate Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Technology Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Kitchener in Technology Law with 2 lawyers

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

Firm Practice Areas

  • 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
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • 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

Office Locations

Canada

Canada

Alberta

Alberta

Calgary, AB

421 Seventh Avenue, SW, Suite 1600

Calgary, AB T2P 4K9

Canada

403-298-1000

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British Columbia

British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

550 Burrard Street, Suite 2300

Bentall Five

Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5

Canada

604-683-6498

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Ontario

Ontario

Hamilton, ON

One Main Street West

Hamilton, ON L8P 4Z5

Canada

905-540-8208

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Kitchener, ON

50 Queen Street North, Suite 1020

P.O. Box 2248

Kitchener, ON N2H 6M2

Canada

519-576-6910

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Ottawa, ON

160 Elgin Street, Suite 2600

Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3

Canada

613-233-1781

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Toronto, ON

1 First Canadian Place

100 King Street West, Suite 1600

Toronto, ON M5X 1G5

Canada

416-862-7525

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Quebec

Quebec

Montréal, QC

3700-1 Place Ville Marie

Montréal, QC H3B 3P4

Canada

514-878-9641

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China

China

Beijing, China

Gowlings International Inc.

Beijing Representative Office, Suite 2432

Tower Three - China Central Place

77 Jianguo Road

Beijing 100025

China

86 10 8587 2286

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France

France

Paris, France

38, avenue de l’Opéra

Paris 75002

France

33 1 42 99 35 00

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Germany

Germany

Munich, Germany

Prinzregentenstraße 11A

Munich 80538

Germany

49 89 540 4120 0

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stresemannstraße 79

Stuttgart 70191

Germany

49 711 25 27 69 00

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Monaco

Monaco

Monaco, Monaco

Le Roqueville

20 Boulevard Princess Charlotte

Monaco MC 98000

Monaco

377 93 10 55 10

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Singapore

Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Keck Seng Tower

133 Cecil Street #17-02

Singapore 069535

Singapore

65 6521 3555

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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai International Financial Centre

Unit 2, Level 6, Currency House Office Building 1 The Gate District

P.O. Box 506503

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

971 4 437 5100

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Two Snowhill

Birmingham B4 6WR

United Kingdom

44 87 0903 1000

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London, United Kingdom

4 More London Riverside

London SE1 2AU

United Kingdom

44 870 903 1000

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