International trade and investment is of great importance to Canada’s economy. It allows Canadian companies to expand their market opportunities internationally and non-Canadian companies to establish themselves in Canada. The results of a Canadian Business magazine survey showed that 60 per cent of Canadian businesses claim to be engaged in business outside of Canada, whether it is setting up or running offshore operations, sourcing goods and services, or working with international partners.
Gowlings has been working internationally for many years and has developed expertise that extends beyond our Canadian borders. Our commitment to international work is a reflection of our goal to align with the needs of our clients, whose business objectives are increasingly global in nature and scope.
Gowlings has long recognized the importance of having international reach and capabilities. In addition to our seven Canadian regional offices, Gowlings proudly boasts offices and country-focused groups in the following areas:
A multidisciplinary strategic advisory group has been established to advise clients at the highest level on their international business needs. This group provides advisory services in the areas of corporate and business strategy, industry and organizational restructuring, government relations and lobbying, government restructuring and regulatory regime development, regulatory affairs, public policy strategy development, financing, international financial regulation, corporate governance and security advice, and planning and risk management.
We understand that client needs continue to increase in complexity, and the advisory expertise being sought often merges legal, financial, regulatory, operational and business strategy considerations. GISAG works seamlessly with other Gowlings professionals to provide a strategic and business complement to already impressive legal capabilities.