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Since its inception in 1973, Heenan Blaikie has become one of the leading law firms in the country. We deliver comprehensive legal advice and innovative business solutions to clients across Canada and abroad from our offices in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, and through strategic alliances that allow us to be a constant presence in Paris and Singapore.
Over the years, Heenan Blaikie has grown progressively by attracting and retaining top calibre professionals, ensuring that each new member of the team embodies the culture of dedication to excellence that has made the firm’s reputation.
Today the firm is more than 500 lawyers and professionals strong and is still growing steadily. Despite a highly competitive business environment, Heenan Blaikie continues to thrive as a result of the excellence and cost effectiveness of our services, and the value that we place on relationships with our clients. We understand their preoccupations and priorities, and consistently adapt the scope of our services to better serve their legal needs.
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.