Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Disputes are a fact of life for businesses. When they happen, you need a team on your side that can protect your interests, obtain a fair result, minimize your costs and ensure your business can continue to function.

Gowling WLG stands ready to assist. We're committed to protecting you in any dispute situation, from negotiation and mediation to arbitration and litigation.

Practical, responsive and cost-efficient, we'll partner with you to develop and execute an effective litigation strategy that results in the best possible outcome for your business. Our hands-on approach involves in-depth fact-finding and risk evaluation - with your specific needs and goals always top-of-mind.

As one of the largest and most experienced litigation teams in Canada, we can advise you on all forms of litigation, including:

  • Banking
  • Class actions
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contract disputes
  • Crisis management
  • Defamation and media
  • Directors' and officers' liability
  • Environmental/toxic torts
  • Insurance, including property damage and personal injury
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Medical defence and health law
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Regulatory/compliance/investigations
  • Securities
  • Shareholders disputes
  • Transportation
  • White collar defence and investigations

Efficient tools and approaches

To ensure your litigation file is managed most efficiently, we've developed a range of innovative tools and approaches that can be applied to your matter, such as Practical LPM™, our customized legal project management and budgeting platform, and Go Plead™, our in-house litigation knowledge management database.

To help you get the most value out of your legal spend, we also offer a range of alternative fee/billing arrangements, such as fixed fees, capped fees, blended rates, rewards-based/performance fee, contingency fees.

Learn more

Whatever your situation or commercial objectives, Gowling WLG has the experience, international network and unparalleled legal expertise to help your business succeed. To learn more, please get in touch with any member of our team.