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James Fu

Associé

Toronto
JFu@blg.com
416.367.6513

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James has a multi-faceted human resources law practice, handling day-to-day, litigation and corporate transactions mandates for clients in both pension and benefits and labour and employment matters. His approach is practical and zealous advocacy for his clients. Practical solutions, in a cost-effective manner, as well as being a tireless advocate, drives his mindset and mantra each and every day.

James’ labour and employment practice includes:

  • advising employers on many aspects of the employment relationship, including pre-employment representations and establishment of employment contracts
  • managing the ongoing employment relationship such as leave of absences issues and performance management
  • advising on terminations of employment relationships including pension and benefits entitlements in severance packages
  • providing employment law advice in corporate transactions

In his pensions and benefits practice, James advises pension plan stakeholders, including plan sponsors, administrators and service providers on a broad range of matters, including:

  • strategic consideration in corporate transactions including the establishment or termination of retirement income plans in purchase and sale transactions.
  • pension and benefits plan set-ups and mergers
  • transfer of plan assets and liabilities
  • due diligence
  • letters of credit
  • change of trustees and custodians

James regularly makes submission to, and has appeared before, Ontario Courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities on a variety of matters, including pension disputes and wrongful dismissal actions. James has also acted in more than 160 corporate transactions. As well, James has also written numerous articles related to labour and employment and pensions and benefits.

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Activités professionnelles

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association (Pensions and Benefits Law Section, Labour and Employment Law Section, and Young Lawyers Division Section and on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Pensions and Benefits Law Section)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair, The Association of Canadian Pension Management Editorial Committee

Activités communautaires

  • Director, Churchill Chums Child Care Centre
  • Co-Chair of the Board of Director’s Policy Committee (Non-HR), Churchill Chums Child Care Centre
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
  • Member, West Willowdale Neighbourhood Association

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2011
  • LLB, Université d'Ottawa, 2010
  • BA (Hons.), Université de Toronto, 2007