Stephen A. Pike
A partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, Stephen A. Pike is a senior legal adviser to global and Canadian businesses, primarily in the retail, consumer products and consumer services sectors.
Stephen provides advice on corporate governance, transactional, operational, investment and risk management issues, including M&A, CSR, ESG, supply chain, regulatory compliance, product distribution, advertising and marketing, licensing, manufacturing, and corporate law matters.
He regularly advises businesses and investors entering the Canadian market on acquiring a Canadian business, bringing new products to the Canadian market and making new investments in Canada.
Stephen was the only Canadian contributor to the ABA Business Law Section's Director's Handbook: A Field Guide to 101 Situations Commonly Encountered in the Boardroom. Written specifically for directors, the handbook is a practical resource for those who serve on boards. More recently, Stephen contributed his knowledge to Soft power: The new importance of corporate culture and ESG, a 2018 study published by Mergermarket.
Stephen is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Prostate Cancer Canada, a leading national Canadian charity, and also serves as Chair of its Audit and Finance Committee.
Stephen is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Commission of Jurists – Canada and serves on the boards of directors of a number of Canadian private companies. Stephen has completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management and has received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Stephen is the Vice-Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Law Committee of the Business Section of the American Bar Association and speaks frequently on combating modern slavery, forced labour and child labour in supply chains.