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Aviation, Aerospace & Defence

The Gowling WLG Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Group delivers practical insight and advice on matters relating to intellectual property, corporate commercial law and litigation, and includes members with senior-level experience in the federal government, the defence sector and the Canadian Forces.

From concept and early-stage technology to commercialization of products, we've advised on a full range of aerospace technology transactions and projects. Our professionals have acted as counsel in aircraft and other transportation leasing transactions, and have also advised on a number of security-related matters in the private sector, helping to protect IP assets and ensure physical security and data privacy. 

We also represent aerospace and defence clients in commercial and labour and employment disputes, in government contract matters, and in all other matters pertaining to doing business in Canada or with foreign purchasers of Canadian-produced equipment, including issues relating to procurement, transfer pricing, export controls, foreign corrupt practices compliance, subsidies and countervail, income tax and governance.

With a long history of working with organizations of all sizes, our client list includes defence equipment manufacturers and suppliers of innovative land, aerospace, maritime and security solutions, both in Canada and abroad.

Gowling WLG is an active member of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), and members of our team are regular contributors to national and regional conferences, seminars and webinars.

Comprehensive services

Our team holds in-depth experience in the aviation, aerospace and defence sectors, and is committed to delivering effective service at a reasonable price. By making use of innovative tools and resources — such as Practical LPM™, Gowling WLG's comprehensive legal project management platform — we allocate our resources efficiently and offer fee models that go beyond the traditional hourly rate.

As part of a global law firm, our broader team holds expertise in government relations, lobbying, capital markets, tax issues, union negotiations, immigration, licensing and product distribution, packaging and labelling, risk management, insurance and product liability.

We also provide exceptional insight into trade regulatory matters, helping clients navigate complex international markets and creating best-in-class compliance programs.

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You can count on Gowling WLG to assist your company in becoming a leaner, more profitable enterprise. To learn more about how we can help you succeed, please contact any member of our team.

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