Wragges seals Gowlings tie-up to create Anglo-Canadian powerhouse

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has confirmed plans to merge with Canada’s Gowlings less than 18 months after the tie-up between Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham. The merged firm, called Gowling WLG, will have more than 1,400 lawyers and legal professionals operating from 18 locations. The deal will go live in January 2016 and the merged firm will have offices in Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The combined firm is expected to have turnover of over £400m.