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, CSR, transactional, operational, investment and risk management issues, including M&A, supply chain, regulatory compliance, financing, product distribution, logistics, advertising and marketing, licensing, manufacturing, and corporate law matters.
He regularly advises businesses and investors entering the Canadian market on setting up new operations in Canada, 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. Stephen prepared the chapters on managing reputational risk, governing the multinational corporation and enterprise risk management.
Stephen is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canada China Business Council, Canada’s leading bilateral trade organization for businesses in Canada and in China, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Prostate Cancer Canada, an organization dedicated to raising awareness for research into the prevention, detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Since 2012, Stephen has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian General Counsel Awards (CGCA). Stephen also serves on the boards of directors of a number of Canadian private companies, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.