Paul Stoyan

Paul Stoyan


Paul Stoyan
Contact Information

Paul Stoyan


T 416.865.6611

F 416.865.6636



University of Toronto, LL.B., 1983
University of Toronto, B.A. (Gold Medalist), 1980
Bar Admission

Ontario, 1985
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Paul Stoyan is the Chairman of Gardiner Roberts and practises business law with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. His varied experience makes him a valued corporate counsel to large and medium‑size corporations of all types. He has worked extensively with various companies in the technology and financial sectors and has assisted such companies in various cross‑border transactions, in going public and in establishing and enforcing corporate governance regimes.

Paul has completed the Directors Program at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management in conjunction with the Institute of Corporate Directors, and he holds the certified director designation ICD.D.

Paul is currently a director of ENC Capital Corporation, serving as Chair of ECN’s Compensation and Governance Committee and Enghouse Systems Limited, serving as Chair of Enghouse’s Governance Committee, both publicly‑traded companies listed on the TSX. Paul has served as a director of several other companies, including Open Text Corporation and Element Financial Corporation.

Currently Paul serves on the Advisory Council for Peacebuilders International and has also served on a number of not‑for‑profit boards, including the board of the National Ballet School of Canada, having sat on its Finance Committee which oversaw the development of Project Grand Jeté on Jarvis Street in Toronto. Paul is also the Past Chair of the Business Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

For several years, Paul has lectured on a number of programs for the Business Law Section of the Ontario Bar, including in the area of advising corporate boards on issues of director’s liability and on conflicts.


Representative Work
  • Numerous domestic and international financing and merger/acquisition transactions, a number of which have been reported in Lexpert
  • Various cross‑border transactions
  • Various competition matters, including submissions to the Competition Bureau on mergers
  • Advising venture capitalists in connection with acquisition and structuring issues and exit strategies
  • Advising lenders on secured financing transactions and “work‑out” arrangements
  • Establishment of distribution and technology arrangements for corporate clients
  • Advising on various health law matters, including nursing home and retirement home acquisitions
Board Memberships
  • Director of ECN Capital Corporation, serving as Chair of ECN’s Compensation and Governance Committee
  • Director of Enghouse Systems Limited, serving as Chair of Enghouse’s Governance Committee
  • Past Director of Open Text Corporation and Element Financial Corporation


Professional Involvement
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Past Member and Chair, Business Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association
  • Member Board of Governors, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)