Author Archives: Fenner Stewart

About Fenner Stewart

B.A. (University of PEI), J.D. (UBC), LL.M. (UBC), Ph.D. (York). Assistant Professor. Please click here for more information.

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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