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The U.S. and Canada enjoy a unique partnership. The two nations share the world's largest and most comprehensive trading relationship, which supports millions of jobs in each country. The U.S. is Canada’s biggest trading partner, with total trade between the two counties exceeding $560 billion. (Source: Embassy of the United States of America, Ottawa)

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Gowlings has been a trusted partner to U.S. businesses for more than 100 years. U.S. companies seeking to establish or conduct business in Canada, or invest in Canadian businesses have relied on Gowlings to provide sophisticated and effective insight into all aspects of doing business in Canada. Gowlings enjoys a successful track record with NAFTA panels and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

Our legal expertise extends across a range of practice areas:

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Our reputation as a leading Canadian law firm is well recognized by many of the world’s most respected legal publications:

  • 2009 Canadian Patent and Trade-mark Prosecution Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property
  • Number One IP Firm in Canada by The Best Lawyers in Canada

Our ties with the U.S. community are strengthened through our active involvement in a number of well-regarded associations and partnerships. Our lawyers regularly sit on and chair committees and sub-committees of the American Bar Association (ABA), the largest voluntary professional association in the world with more than 400,000 members. 

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