Author Archives: Nigel Bankes

About Nigel Bankes

B.A., M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M. (UBC). Professor. Chair of Natural Resources Law. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Board Cannot Ignore Injurious Affection Losses

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Board Cannot Ignore Injurious Affection Losses Case Commented On: Koch v Altalink Management Ltd, 2016 ABQB 678 (CanLII) This case involves WATL (the Western Alberta Transmission Line) and parcels of land owned by the Kochs that … Continue reading

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The Freedom to Contract Your Terms of Business (aka Spread Costs, Consequential Damages, Knock for Knock and Contract Interpretation Principles)

By: Nigel Bankes and Heather Lilles PDF Version: The Freedom to Contract Your Terms of Business (aka Spread Costs, Consequential Damages, Knock for Knock and Contract Interpretation Principles) Case Commented On: Transocean Drilling UK Ltd v Providence Resources Plc [2016] EWCA … Continue reading

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The Duty to Consult and the Legislative Process: But What About Reconciliation?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Duty to Consult and the Legislative Process: But What About Reconciliation? Case Commented On: Canada v Courtoreille, 2016 FCA 311 (Can LII) In Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (2010 SCC 43 … Continue reading

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Arbitrations Added to the PPA Soup

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Arbitrations Added to the PPA Soup Case Commented On: TransCanada Energy Ltd v Balancing Pool, 2016 ABQB 658 (CanLII) The power purchase arrangements (PPA) dispute in the Province continues to evolve along a number of different … Continue reading

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Finally, a Plan (albeit drip-by-drip) to Phase Out Coal and Keep the Lights On

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Finally, a Plan (albeit drip-by-drip) to Phase Out Coal and Keep the Lights On Documents and press releases commented on: (1) Press Release, Electricity Price Protection, November 22, 2016; (2) AESO, Alberta’s Wholesale Electricity Market Transmission … Continue reading

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