Gordon Kaiser

Until recently Gordon Kaiser practiced as an Arbitrator and Mediator in Toronto and Washington DC in disputes involving energy, telecommunications, regulation and technology. Previously he served as Vice Chairman of the Ontario Energy Board for six years. Prior to that he was a partner in a major law firm for 25 years where he appeared in the courts of five provinces as well as the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Kaiser has advised both regulators and utilities. The regulators include the Ontario Energy Board, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Commissioner of Competition, the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator, the Competition Tribunal, the Ontario Telephone Commission and the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission. Mr. Kaiser has mediated settlements including disputes on multi-year rate plans for public utilities, long term contracts for the pricing of gas, electricity and wireless data. He has advised the Alberta Utility Commission and the Ontario IESO on settlements under the Market Rules and the Attorney General Canada on settlements under the Competition Act. He acted for the Commissioner of Competition in the Petroleum Products Inquiry as well as in telecommunication proceedings throughout Canada. Mr. Kaiser has arbitrated disputes dealing with the construction of transmission and pipeline facilities, power purchase agreements, gas supply contracts, the construction of power plants and wind and solar interconnection. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Queens University, the University of Toronto and the Osgood Hall Law School. He is Co-Chair of the Canadian Energy Law Forum and Managing Editor of the Energy Regulation Quarterly. Mr. Kaiser is recognized as one of Canada’s leading Arbitrators by Chambers Global. Further details available at energyarbitration.ca.