Gowlings and U.K. law firm Wragge Lawrence Graham (WLG) plan to merge.
The new international law firm, which will be called Gowling WLG, will launch in January 2016.
With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities across Canada, the U.K., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Gowling WLG will be a Global 100 law firm from day one. It will also be the first international legal combination to be co-led by a Canadian firm.
“This is an exciting and historic step forward for our two firms that will enable us to better serve our clients in Canada, the U.K. and around the world,” says Scott Jolliffe, chair and CEO of Gowlings.