As Canada's Gowlings completes 1,400-attorney merger with UK firm, more growth is already planned
With Monday’s announcement of the completed merger of equivalent Canadian and United Kingdom law firms, the nearly 1,400-attorney combination is already looking for more merger prospects.
“It’s an exciting time for us at Gowling WLG, and this is only just the beginning,” said Peter Lukasiewicz, who serves as chief executive officer of the new Gowling WLG (Canada) in a law firm news release. “Our vision is for Gowling WLG to be one of the top sector-focused law firms in the world—and we plan on adding like-minded firms to our combination in the near future in order to grow and enhance our practice in the sectors, services and geographic regions where our clients need us to be.”
Established by the melding of Gowlings, one of the largest law firms in Canada, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co., the combined firm has offices in 18 cities in China, Singapore, France, Germany and the Middle East, as well as Canada and the U.K.
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