925 West Georgia St, Suite 1600, Cathedral Pl, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1991 (BC); 1999 (AB); 2010 (YT)
Rob's practice focuses on management-side employment, labour, and workplace human rights law. He advises on employment and labour aspects of commercial transactions and day-to-day employment, labour, and workplace human rights issues. His work includes employment litigation, labour arbitrations and board hearings, human rights, employment standards (including director and officer liability issues), collective bargaining, and workers' compensation. Rob provides advice on significant downsizings, plant closures, and reorganizations. He also negotiates employment contracts, stock option plans, and change of control agreements with senior executives, and provides advice to boards on compensation and director liability issues. Rob has appeared in front of labour relations boards, employment standards tribunals, human rights tribunals, and before the British Columbia Supreme Court and BC Court of Appeal. Rob is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, Chambers Global,and Chambers Canada in the employment & labour (Canada and British Columbia) category, Benchmark Canada for labour and employment litigation and Who’s Who Legal: Canada for labour, employment & benefits. Rob is called to the Bars of British Columbia (1991), Alberta (1999), and the Yukon (2010).
On October 17, 2017, Coeur Mining, Inc. (Coeur), a public gold and silver company listed on the New York Stock Exchange acquired all of the outstanding shares of JDS Silver Holdings Ltd. (JDS Silver), a private British Columbia silver mining company, for aggregate consideration of up to US$250 million pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited, Manulife Capital Inc. and BMO Capital Partners, among others, teamed up to acquire the assets and undertaking of English Bay Batter (2014) Ltd. The acquisition, the amount of which was undisclosed, was effected through a newly-formed limited partnership, English Bay Batter L.P.