Ruben Goulart has more than 20 years experience as a human resource lawyer. Ruben's clients spans a broad spectrum of size and industries (with a particular focus on foreign-based companies). His practice has evolved to not only provide traditional advocacy but also strategic legal guidance and risk management. Ruben likes to be closely integrated into his clients' decision-making process. Ruben also acts for senior executives in transition, whether as a result of termination or change of control. He enjoys this type of work and prides himself on taking a pragmatic and business-minded approach to addressing his clients' issues.
His specific experience includes: management labour relations, including certification proceedings, grievance arbitration and collective bargaining; occupational health and safety, including training and defence; human rights and employment/termination litigation; human resource issues in the context of commercial transactions, including acquisitions and insolvency proceedings; and change management, including compensation redesign, plant relocations and closures, and contracting out of critical functions.