Gordon Kaiser

Gordon Kaiser is an arbitrator in Toronto and Washington, D.C. in domestic and international disputes involving energy, telecommunications, and regulation. He served as Vice Chair of the Ontario Energy Board for six years. Prior to that, he was a partner in a major Canadian law firm 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 a number of regulators, including the Ontario Energy Board, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the Commissioner of Competition, the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the Competition Tribunal, and the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission. He has mediated settlements on multi-year rate plans for public utilities, long-term contracts for the pricing of natural gas, electricity, and wireless data. He has advised the AUC and the IESO on settlements under the Market Rules and acted for the Attorney General of Canada in criminal and civil proceedings under the Competition Act. He acted for the Commissioner of Competition in the Petroleum Products Inquiry and the Telecommunications Equipment Inquiry before the Restrictive Trade Practices Commission and in six different provincial proceedings relating to the deregulation of the telecommunications sector.

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, wind and solar interconnections, and pole attachment rates. He is Co-Chair of the Canadian Energy Law Forum, Managing Editor of Energy Regulation Quarterly, and an Adjunct Professor in Competition Law at the Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Kaiser is recognized as one of Canada’s leading arbitrators by Chambers Global. He currently serves as Market Surveillance Administrator in Alberta.