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.