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.

The South China Sea Award and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The South China Sea Award and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties Decision Commented On: Award on the Merits of the Annex VII Tribunal, In the Matter of the South China Sea Arbitration, The … Continue reading

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Attorney General Argues That Backdoor Amendment to PPAs was Unlawful

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Attorney General Argues That Backdoor Amendment to PPAs was Unlawful Matter Commented On: Originating Application for Declaratory Relief and Judicial Review, filed by the Attorney General, July 25, 2016 The origins of the Power Purchase Arrangements (PPAs) … Continue reading

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Knock-for-Knock Decision Affirmed by Court of Queen’s Bench

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Knock-for-Knock Decision Affirmed by Court of Queen’s Bench Case Commented On: Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership v Yangarra Resources Ltd, 2016 ABQB 365 (CanLII) This matter, involving the interpretation of a standard form drilling contract, originally … Continue reading

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Change of Operator: Norcen v Oakwood of no Application in the Case of a Bankruptcy

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Change of Operator: Norcen v Oakwood of no Application in the Case of a Bankruptcy Case Commented On: Bank of Montreal v Bumper Development Corporation Ltd, 2016 ABQB 363 (CanLII) This case involves the 2007 version … Continue reading

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From Telecoms to Pipelines: Good News from the Supreme Court of Canada for Pipeline Builders

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: From Telecoms to Pipelines: Good News from the Supreme Court of Canada for Pipeline Builders Case commented on: Rogers Communications Inc v Châteauguay (City), 2016 SCC 23 (CanLII) In this decision the Supreme Court of Canada … Continue reading

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