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About the Structure of Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and Gowling WLG (UK) LLP are members of Gowling WLG International Limited, a company limited by guarantee registered in England.

Gowling WLG is the name and brand under which the members of Gowling WLG International Limited and their respective affiliates provide services around the world.  However, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and Gowling WLG (UK) LLP operate and carry on business as independent and autonomous entities.  They are not one international partnership and the members of Gowling WLG International Limited are not legal partners with each other.

Gowling WLG International Limited does not provide legal or other services to clients.  Rather, its purpose is to act as a coordinating entity for its members.

References on this website to ‘Gowling WLG’, ‘law firm’ and ‘legal practice’ are to the members of Gowling WLG International Limited and their respective affiliates (together the ‘Gowling WLG entities‘ and each a ‘Gowling WLG entity‘) or (as the context requires) the Gowling WLG entities collectively.

The word ‘partner’ is used to refer to a member, partner or person with equivalent standing and qualifications in any Gowling WLG entity.

A Gowling WLG entity cannot act as agent of Gowling WLG International Limited or any other Gowling WLG entity, cannot obligate Gowling WLG International Limited or any other Gowling WLG entity and is liable only for its own acts or omissions and not those of Gowling WLG International Limited or any other Gowling WLG entity. Similarly, Gowling WLG International Limited cannot act as an agent of any Gowling WLG entity, does not in any way manage or control any Gowling WLG entity, cannot obligate any Gowling WLG entity and is liable only for its own acts or omissions.

Each Gowling WLG member and its respective affiliates provide legal services in particular jurisdictions, and each of them is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it has established offices.

Information about the name of clients and the nature of the work done for clients will be shared with other Gowling WLG entities for the purpose of conflicts checks.

Gowling WLG (UK) LLP’s affiliates providing legal services are:

  • Gowling WLG (France), AARPI
  • Gowling WLG (Monaco) SARL

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP’s affiliate providing legal services is:

  • Gowling WLG (International) Inc.

This website contains general information and, although Gowling WLG endeavours to ensure that the content is accurate and up-to-date, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to its accuracy or completeness and therefore the information on this website should not be relied upon. Users should always seek appropriate legal advice from a suitably qualified lawyer before taking, or refraining from taking, any action. The contents of this website should not be construed as legal or other professional advice and Gowling WLG disclaims liability for any loss, howsoever caused, arising directly or indirectly from reliance on the information on this website.