Gordon E. Kaiser, FCIArb

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Arbitration

Gordon E. Kaiser, FCIArb acts as an arbitrator in energy, telecommunication, transportation, construction and infrastructure disputes. He served as Vice Chairman of the Ontario Energy Board for six years and has advised the Alberta Utilities Commission on compliance procedures.

 

Mr. Kaiser has served as a sole Arbitrator, Chairman and Party Nominee in arbitrations on:

 

  • power purchase agreements
  • energy and infrastructure contracts
  • project finance and construction of power plants
  • electricity transmission
  • gas pipeline facilities
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    He has also acted in disputes relating to telecommunication and transportation as well as technology, intellectual property, franchising, licensing and internet name disputes.

     

    Mr. Kaiser is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London England, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the ADR Institute of Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency Arbitration Panel, the ICC Canadian Arbitration Committee and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

     

    Mr. Kaiser serves on the energy and infrastructure panel at the JAMS Resolution Center in Toronto and Washington, the arbitration panel of the Energy Arbitration Chamber in Calgary and the Canadian Transportation Agency in Ottawa.

     

    Representative Matters

     

    • Arbitration in Calgary under the Alberta Rules between an electricity generator and its customers regarding the price of electricity under a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement
    • Arbitration in Calgary under the Alberta Rules regarding a gas producer and an electricity generator regarding the price of gas under a 20 year Gas Supply contract
    • Arbitration in Calgary regarding the damages relating to the use of defective materials in a natural gas drilling operation
    • Arbitration in Toronto under the Ontario Rules regarding an Internet name dispute and the non-competition provisions of a franchise agreement

    Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

    • Chambers Canada Guide, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, 2016
    • Chambers Global Guide, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, 2014
    • Recognized as “Canadian Energy Lawyer of the Year” for leadership and excellence in energy regulatory law, Energy Law Forum, 2011
    Memberships
    • Member, London Court of International Arbitration, ADR Institute of Canada, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, and the ICC Canadian Arbitration Committee
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Member, Advocates Society, Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Energy Bar Association, and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
    • Co-Chair, Energy Law Forum
    • Board of Directors, Saint Elizabeth Foundation, Canada
    • Former board member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Association, California Alliance for Advanced Transportation Systems, and Ontario Telephone Service Commission
    Teaching and Publications
    • Co-Editor, The Guide to Energy Arbitrations, Global Arbitration Review (GAR), 2015, 2017
    • Author, Corruption in the Energy Sector:  Criminal Fines, Civil Judgments, and Lost Arbitrations, Energy Law Journal (May 2013)
    • Author of four books: Competition Law in Canada, Canadian Energy Law and Policy, Corporate Crime in Canada, and Corporate Crime and Civil Liability
    • Co-author, Working Paper on Trademark Law Revision, published by the Government of Canada
    • Adjunct Professor, teaching Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Queen’s University
    • Adjunct Professor, teaching Economic Regulation, University of Toronto

    Background and Education

    • Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS and JAMS International, since 2012
    • Independent Arbitrator, Calgary, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010-2012
    • Vice Chairman, Ontario Energy Board, 2004-2010
    • Partner, Gowlings, specializing in competition law and regulatory matters in the telecommunications and energy sectors, 1974-1990
    • M.A., LL.B., Queen’s University, 1966-1971
    • B.A., Economics, University of Toronto, University of St. Michael’s College, 1965

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