Gowlings opens new office in London, U.K.

    TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, one of Canada's
largest law firms with offices across Canada and in Moscow, announced today
the opening of its office in London, U.K. Gowlings (U.K.) LLP has been
established to serve Gowlings' existing energy, resource and infrastructure
clients on a global basis through London.
    "Our London office will support Canadian businesses who increasingly look
to foreign markets for expansion and growth," said Scott Jolliffe, Chair and
CEO of Gowlings. "London has become a critical commercial and legal centre for
a number of our clients in pursuing their international strategies. Having
Gowlings professionals on the ground in London will enable us to work more
closely with London and European professional service firms in serving the
needs of our Canadian clients."
    Andrew Gray, a U.K. business lawyer who had been providing advice to
Gowlings clients on international projects outside the U.K. for a number of
years while at a major London firm, will serve as Gowlings head of office on
the ground in London. He will be joined by several others over the course of
the next few months as Gowlings brings its London team together.
    "Gowlings' London office builds on an integrated service that Gowlings is
able to offer its clients, allowing the Firm to move efficiently with its
clients in the international energy, resource and infrastructure markets,"
said Andrew. "We look forward to growing our presence in these dynamic sectors
of the global economy with a strong Canada-U.K. link."

    About Gowlings

    Gowlings is a leading Canadian law firm, with offices across Canada, in
Moscow and now in London, offering a diverse range of services to assist
Canadian and international organizations in achieving their business
objectives. Recognized for excellence in business law, advocacy and
intellectual property, Gowlings provides dedicated industry expertise in the
resource, infrastructure, life sciences, financial services, technology and
manufacturing sectors. The Firm combines traditional legal services with
innovative solutions in a number of highly specialized areas of law and
business. Learn more about Gowlings at www.gowlings.com.

For further information:

For further information: Isabelle Speerin, Communications Specialist,
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, (416) 369-4615, isabelle.speerin@gowlings.com

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