333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1995 (QC); 1998 (ON)
Claire Vachon assists clients in all areas of labour and employment law in both official languages. She is licensed to practise law in Québec and in Ontario. Claire is the former leader of Fasken’s Labour, Employment and Human Rights Practice Group. For close to two decades, Claire’s work has been focused on the education sector. Drawing on an extensive knowledge of this sector’s legal and political environment, Claire has become a trusted advisor to many Ontario school boards and trustees associations in collective agreement negotiation, labour arbitration proceedings, human rights proceedings, and employment standards inquiries. With experience in major pay equity litigation, Claire’s knowledge of the technical processes involved in achieving pay equity, such as job evaluation and regression analysis, allows her to bring highly focused, strategic advice to clients, in addition to sound legal advice. Whether assisting in audits or developing proactive monitoring mechanism, Claire ensures ongoing pay-equity compliance is achieved. A seasoned speaker, Claire presents labour and employment issues in a dynamic manner and is frequently called to provide specialized in-house training, specifically tailored to clients’ needs.
On May 20, 2015, Vicwest Inc. (Vicwest), Kingspan Group Limited (Kingspan) and AG Growth International Inc. (AG Growth) completed a plan of arrangement whereby Kingspan (through its subsidiary) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vicwest and AG Growth (through subsidiary) acquired substantially all of the assets of Vicwest’s Westeel division. Pursuant to the terms of the plan of arrangement, each holder of common shares received $12.70 for each common share held. The transaction was valued approximately $360 million.