TORONTO, Canada, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, one of Canada's largest law firms with offices across Canada and in Moscow, announced today the opening of its office in London, U.K. Gowlings (U.K.) LLP has been established to serve Gowlings' existing energy, resource and infrastructure clients on a global basis through London.

"Our London office will support Canadian businesses who increasingly look to foreign markets for expansion and growth," said Scott Jolliffe, Chair and CEO of Gowlings. "London has become a critical commercial and legal centre for a number of our clients in pursuing their international strategies. Having Gowlings professionals on the ground in London will enable us to work more closely with London and European professional service firms in serving the needs of our Canadian clients."

Andrew Gray, a U.K. business lawyer who had been providing advice to Gowlings clients on international projects outside the U.K. for a number of years while at a major London firm, will serve as Gowlings head of office on the ground in London. He will be joined by several others over the course of the next few months as Gowlings brings its London team together.

"Gowlings' London office builds on an integrated service that Gowlings is able to offer its clients, allowing the Firm to move efficiently with its clients in the international energy, resource and infrastructure markets," said Andrew. "We look forward to growing our presence in these dynamic sectors of the global economy with a strong Canada-U.K. link."

About Gowlings

Gowlings is a leading Canadian law firm, with offices across Canada, in Moscow and now in London, offering a diverse range of services to assist Canadian and international organizations in achieving their business objectives. Recognized for excellence in business law, advocacy and intellectual property, Gowlings provides dedicated industry expertise in the resource, infrastructure, life sciences, financial services, technology and manufacturing sectors. The Firm combines traditional legal services with innovative solutions in a number of highly specialized areas of law and business. Learn more about Gowlings at

For further information: Andrew Gray, London Office Head, Gowlings (U.K.) LLP, +44(0)20-7959-2411,

For further information: Andrew Gray, London Office Head, Gowlings (U.K.) LLP, +44(0)20-7959-2411,