Wendy Wagner is a partner in Gowlings' Ottawa office and leader of the firm's Transportation and Logistics Group. Her practice focuses on international trade law and media law.
In her international trade law practice, Wendy represents the firms’ clients in matters involving NAFTA, WTO, anti-dumping and countervail, export & import controls and all aspects of customs (tariff classification, valuation, AMPS penalties). She advises pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical clients on issues pertaining to the WTO TRIPS Agreement. In addition, she advises clients regarding customs compliance, AMPS and other legal issues of significance to the transportation industry. She has appeared as counsel on trade related matters before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Federal Court of Canada.
In her media and defamation practice, Wendy defends clients against defamation law suits, acts as counsel for the media in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms cases involving freedom of the press, and represents the media to oppose publication bans and other restraints on publication. Wendy also advises clients on matters pertaining to Access to Information legislation.
Before joining Gowlings, Wendy clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Bastarache of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Wendy is recognized in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2014 for International Trade/WTO.