Author Archives: Fenner Stewart

About Fenner Stewart

B.A. (University of PEI), J.D. (UBC), LL.M. (UBC), Ph.D. (York).
Assistant Professor.
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Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited: What’s at Stake in Redwater

By: Fenner L. Stewart PDF Version: Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited: What’s at Stake in Redwater Case Commented On: Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited, 2017 ABCA 124 (CanLII) (leave granted) I. Introduction This week, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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Risk Allocation in Operating Agreements for Unconventional Resources

By: Fenner Stewart and Tony Cioni PDF Version: Risk Allocation in Operating Agreements for Unconventional Resources Model contracts play a principal role in reducing transaction costs. They offer parties a series of rules, which allocates risk so that delays, disagreements, … Continue reading

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Chevron Corp. v Yaiguaje: Judicial Activism and Cross Border Complexity

By: Fenner L. Stewart PDF Version: Chevron Corp. v Yaiguaje: Judicial Activism and Cross Border Complexity Case Commented On: Chevron Corp. v Yaiguaje, 2015 SCC 42 In 2013, Ecuador’s highest court held that Chevron was liable to pay US$9.51 billion to … Continue reading

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Section 27 of the Surface Rights Act and the Potential Fallout of Non-Compliance

By: Fenner Stewart PDF Version: Section 27 of the Surface Rights Act and the Potential Fallout of Non-Compliance Legislation Commented On: Surface Rights Act, RSA 2000, c S-24 Section 27 of Alberta’s Surface Rights Act obliges operators to notify landowners … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Best-In-Class Regulatory Initiative

By: Fenner Stewart PDF Version: Reflections on the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Best-In-Class Regulatory Initiative Initiative Commented On: Alberta Energy Regulator’s Best-In-Class Regulatory Initiative The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation (PennReg) has now completed its consultation of experts and … Continue reading

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