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Ralph Nero Toronto Lawyer

Ralph N. Nero

Counsel Fasken
I strive to help employers to maintain flexibility and achieve their business and human resources objectives while ensuring full legal compliance.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1990
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Ralph practices in all areas of labour, employment and human rights law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions, reorganizations, executive compensation, executive contracts, and restrictive covenants.

With extensive experience in labour and employment matters in commercial transactions, Ralph regularly assists clients in mergers and acquisitions and insolvency-related transactions. In this area, Ralph advises on strategic planning, negotiation, successor employer and large-scale reorganization issues, as well as drafting all forms of employment-related agreements. He also advises on a full range of labour, employment and human rights issues, including employment policies and practices.

Recent experience includes:

  • Coordination of labour and employment issues across Canada, including negotiation of relevant portions of the commercial agreements, drafting a variety of employment-related agreements and strategic planning as part of a multi-billion dollar global transaction.
  • Representing foreign purchasers in the acquisition of multi-jurisdictional Canadian businesses, including due diligence, negotiation of the purchase agreement, drafting employment and related contracts and strategic planning relating to reorganization of the business.
  • Representing debtors and purchasers in insolvency-related transactions, including evaluation and insulation of existing liabilities and drafting all forms of employment and commercial agreements relating to the insolvency or bankruptcy.

  • Recognized for Business Immigration Law, The Legal 500 Canada 2018 to 2019
  • Recognized for Labour and Employment, The Legal 500 Canada 2014 to 2015
Legal 500 Publication name with laurels The Legal 500 Canada Recognized for Business Immigration Law
Legal 500 Publication name with laurels The Legal 500 Canada Recognized for Labour and Employment
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  • University of Toronto
  • JD Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, ADR Institute of Canada
  • Member, ADR Institute of Ontario
  • Member, Canada and Ontario Bar Association - Labour and Immigration Sections
Article Notice of Termination: Must Be Clear; No Distinction for Unskilled Workers
Article Any Distinction Between Employees and Independent Contractors?
Implementing Change in the Non-Union Environment: How Far/How Fast? From Individual Role Changes to Pension Overhauls - Best Practices to Consider 27th Fasken Forum – Labour, Employment, Human Rights, Pensions & Benefits Conference location location Toronto

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