Energy Law Papers

Recent Judicial Decisions of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Volume 53, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Steven H. Leitl, Elizabeth J. Nickless, Robert J. Froehlich This article provides an overview of recent judicial decisions of interest to energy lawyers. The authors review and comment on recent Canadian case law in… [Read More…] about Recent Judicial Decisions of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Aligning Energy Development with the Interests of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Volume 53, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: William M. Laurin, JoAnn P. Jamieson Canada’s economic future is dependent upon energy and natural resource development, and has therefore become inextricably linked to the rights and interests of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. These rights… [Read More…] about Aligning Energy Development with the Interests of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Energy Superpower in Waiting: New Pipeline Developments in Canada, Social Licence, and Recent Federal Energy Reforms

Volume 53, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Peter Forrester, Kent Howie, Alan Ross A growing lack of public confidence in governmental regulation of business has created a climate in which industry must go beyond obtaining mere regulatory approvals for new projects:… [Read More…] about Energy Superpower in Waiting: New Pipeline Developments in Canada, Social Licence, and Recent Federal Energy Reforms

Honour Among Businesspeople: The Duty of Good Faith and Contracts in the Energy Sector

Volume 53, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Brandon Kain, Craig Spurn, Séan C. O’Neill, Justin H. Nasseri The recognition of a “duty of good faith” was a contentious issue for Canadian courts for many years, despite its recognition in other jurisdictions.… [Read More…] about Honour Among Businesspeople: The Duty of Good Faith and Contracts in the Energy Sector

Water Use Challenges to Oil and Gas Developments

Volume 53, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Wally Braul, Mike Theroux, Robbie Armfield As public concern over fracking gains increased prominence in the media, litigation concerning the practice is starting to appear before Canadian courts. The litigation thus far has focused… [Read More…] about Water Use Challenges to Oil and Gas Developments

Strategies for Risk Management and Corporate Social Responsibility for Oil and Gas Companies in Emerging Markets

Volume 53, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Stephanie Stimpson, Jay Todesco, Amy Maginley Oil and gas companies are constantly in search of opportunities to expand their resource base and create value. Emerging markets can provide companies with opportunities for significant rewards,… [Read More…] about Strategies for Risk Management and Corporate Social Responsibility for Oil and Gas Companies in Emerging Markets

Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Volume 52, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Thomas McInerney, Shawn Munro, Nishi Thusoo, Dean McCluskey This article discusses recent developments in the regulatory and legislative spheres of interest to energy lawyers. The authors reviewed regulatory initiatives, decisions, related case law and… [Read More…] about Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Recent Judicial Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Volume 52, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Sonya Morgan, Michael J. Donaldson, Robert Wood This article summarizes a number of recent judgments applicable to the energy sector. Topics touched upon include the interpretation of freehold leases, rights of first refusal, farmout… [Read More…] about Recent Judicial Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Post-Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Is Canada Poised to Become an Alternative Jurisdiction for Extraterritorial Human Rights Litigation?

Volume 52, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Sean E.D. Fairhurst, Zoë Thoms The globalization of business affects the lives of citizens around the globe, both positively and negatively. With multinational corporations transcending national boundaries with their business operations comes the risk… [Read More…] about Post-Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Is Canada Poised to Become an Alternative Jurisdiction for Extraterritorial Human Rights Litigation?

The National Energy Board’s Participation Framework: Implementing Changes Resulting from the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act

Volume 52, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Jody Saunders, Jessica Lim As a result of the enactment of the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, the National Energy Board was required to change its processes relating to standing and level of participation.… [Read More…] about The National Energy Board’s Participation Framework: Implementing Changes Resulting from the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act