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Year called to bar: 1994
Gary Clarke is a partner and Co-Head of the Employment & Labour Group nationally and Head of the Employment & Labour Group in Western Canada. Gary’s practice focuses on employment, labour relations, human rights and privacy law. He assists employers in both union and non-union environments with various human resources and labour relations issues including: drafting employment agreements, compensation schemes, workplace policies, restrictive covenants and non-disclosure agreements, recruiting, retention and termination practices and procedures, discipline and grievances, human rights issues and investigations, disability management, employment standards compliance, occupational health and safety issues, privacy issues and complaints, labour relations issues and advice and litigation arising from terminations and departing employees. He regularly advises on drug and alcohol testing policies and practices, including in the emerging area of law surrounding the legalization and use of cannabis. Gary also has extensive experience advising employers in the context of corporate transactions, restructurings and insolvencies.
On September 29, 2017, Centrica plc (Centrica) and a certain state-owned enterprise (SOE) completed the $722-million disposition of its majority-owned Canadian oil and gas exploration and production business by way of sale of 100 per cent of the partnership interests of CQ Energy Canada Partnership.
On May 24, 2017, Swander Pace Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in investments in consumer product companies, completed the sale of its significant equity stake in Kicking Horse Coffee to the Lavazza Group, who, with this transaction, holds an 80-per-cent interest in the company, which was valued at $215 million.