Whether your franchise is local, expanding to a new city or growing internationally, you need practical business advice and innovative, results-oriented solutions. That's where Gowling WLG comes in.

Recognized throughout the industry for our franchise leadership and expertise, we apply our deep understanding of the franchise model to help businesses of all sizes grow from the startup phase through to maturity - across all major product and service sectors.

Dedicated to your franchise needs

With a team of professionals dedicated exclusively to franchise and distribution law, we help our clients launch and expand their businesses through franchising, both nationally and internationally. We work closely with our clients to ensure the most effective means of expansion to suit their needs, including master franchise, area development and multi-unit development, as well as license and distribution arrangements.

Ensuring success - every step of the way

We're committed to your success across all stages of the franchise process. Whether it's dealing with complex regulatory and compliance issues, drafting a franchise agreement for use in multiple jurisdictions, protecting your intellectual property, or assisting with the management of the franchisor-franchisee relationship, we apply our unparalleled industry knowledge and experience to secure your success.

Practical approach, unparalleled value

We take a practical, budget-conscious approach to your needs, and offer optimized rates through our offices in Canada's smaller commercial centres in Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton and Waterloo Region.

Seamless service across all jurisdictions

As part of an international, full-service law firm, we provide quick, seamless co-ordination of services across all jurisdictions, including the Province of Québec. We help our clients navigate provincial franchise and related legislation and achieve their business objectives across the country.