Simon Archer


Current Activities:

I am a practising lawyer and academic. I practice trusts and pension and benefits law in Canada with Goldblatt Partners LLP. I work with a variety of institutional investors in Canada in the public and private sector.

I am Co-director of the Centre for Comparative Research Law and Political Economy at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada, which has as one of its core mandates capital market “responsiblization” agenda.


Simon Archer is a partner with Goldblatt Partners LLP, a leading labour law firm in Canada. He was a Senior Research Associate with the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions, and is a Co-director of  the Centre for Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy at York University. Simon is a former member of the Pension Executive Committee and member of the Securities Sub-Committee of the Ontario Bar Association. Simon has been Adjunct Faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Department of Political Science, York University, and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Western Ontario. He served as Clerk to the Justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and researcher for the Law Commission of Canada. He has published and spoken in the areas of pension and benefits, financial institutions, capital markets and corporate governance.


Financialization, closely-regulated capital market intermediaries, workers capital issues, intersection of labour and capital markets, critical approaches to economic, social, environmental and governance approaches, “responsibilization” of finance and financial sector, modes of regulation of financial actors and sectors.

Email:  sarcher[at] or sarcher[at]osgoode,

LinkedIn: simon.archer

Tel:  + 1 416 979 6449