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Lewis Retik
Partner

Gowling WLG

Lewis Retik is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and is the leader of the firm’s Advertising & Product Regulatory Group, leader of the Food & Beverage Group, and co-leader of the National Cannabis Group. His practice focuses on regulatory and commercial issues relating to the commercialization of products, including product distribution, manufacturing, advertising, packaging and labelling, and regulatory licensing. Lewis has extensive experience working in a variety of specialized industries, including food, natural health products, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical. Lewis also addresses regulatory compliance and commercial issues relating to multi-level marketing, direct selling, consumer protection, and products that use the radio frequency spectrum. He often works with clients to develop marketing strategies and packaging and advertising designs that are both consumer-friendly and compliant. Lewis also provides advice to companies with regulatory compliance issues and the status of their products, regularly interacting with senior government officials within such departments as Industry Canada, Health Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. He has been recognized in Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and The Best Lawyers in Canada.


Year Called to the Bar:2002 (ON)
160 Elgin St, Suite 2600
Ottawa, ON
Phone: (613) 783-8849
Fax: (613) 563-9869
E-mail: [email protected]

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