Partner and Chair of the Management Committee of Woods LLP, Richard Vachon acts predominantly in the fields of commercial litigation, administrative law, class actions, securities litigation, defamation, and employment law. He has established a distinguished reputation rooted in his keen understanding of economic, strategic, and operational intricacies, often positioning him as a trusted advisor in business matters. He pleads regularly before the courts of first instance and the Court of Appeal, as well as before arbitration tribunals. Richard has represented and is representing some of the most important companies in Quebec, including mining companies, in cases of paramount strategic importance for his clients’ operations and reputation. Whether handling contractual disagreements, regulatory compliance issues, or employment litigation, he is praised for the strategic approach that he brings to litigation files that are of paramount importance for his clients, as well as for the effective management of legal teams working on the firm’s largest, most complex matters. He is highly regarded by his peers and clients in the most reputable legal publications.