For more than 100 years, Gowlings has provided a broad range of expert legal services. Today, as one of Canada's largest national law firms, Gowlings has offices in all major business and technology centres across Canada – Montréal, Ottawa, Kanata, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Calgary and Vancouver. Internationally, Gowlings has an office in Moscow to serve clients' IP needs in Russia and the CIS. The Firm's London office supports clients from around the world with an emphasis on energy, resources and infrastructure.

The three pillars of Gowlings practice are business law, intellectual property and advocacy. While independently focused on their respective areas of expertise, our professionals work together in cross-disciplinary industry groups or client-dedicated teams to give our clients timely access to our best advice.

In addition to its pre-eminence in corporate and business law, Gowlings is recognized for its expertise in information technology, energy and infrastructure, international trade, advertising and media, professional liability and the environment. Gowlings is also one of Canada’s leading providers of government relations and regulatory affairs at both federal and provincial levels of government.

Gowlings professionals appear regularly before the Supreme Court of Canada. They have acted for the U.S. and Mexican governments regarding the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement, respectively. They have been leaders in the development of landmark Canadian legislation such as the Protection of Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (C-6) and they continue to provide public policy advice to governments around the world on legislation relating to insolvency and the regulation of financial institutions.


News on Gowlings

Communitech Announces Programs to help Startups Protect IP and get Legal Advice
Communitech announced this morning two new programs to help startups protect their intellectual property and get the legal advice they need from an early stage. The first, in partnership with law... more
Doing business in China? Seminar aims to protect your IP
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is hosting a legal, tech-focused seminar on June 15 at the Gowlings firm (Suite 2300, 550 Burrad St, Vancouver). This event, "Doing... more
Gowlings hosts App Stores Workshop
The Canadian arm of the international Mobile Entertainment Forum and Gowlings are presenting the second workshop in the MEF Canada Thought Leadership Series later this... more
Gowlings on Preventing Registration of a Trade-mark as a Facebook URL
Everyone is talking about the upcoming availability of vanity URLs on Facebook this week, so here's some advice from the friendly folks at our law firm, Gowlings. Beginning at 12:01 am (EDT) on... more
Gowlings IP Seminar in June
Gowlings' Vancouver office is hosting an Intellectual Property seminar on June 10th that looks very comprehensive. ProtectingYour Intellectual Property, Taking Advantage of Financing Opportunities... more

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