Charles Keizer

Charles Keizer

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.7512
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

LLB, 1991
Osgoode Hall Law School
MA, (Economics), 1985
University of Toronto
BA, (Economics), 1983
University of Prince Edward Island

Bar Admissions

Prince Edward Island, 1995 Ontario, 1993

Overview

Charles Keizer is co-head of Torys’ Infrastructure and Energy Practice. His practice focuses on administrative and corporate/commercial law in the energy sector. Charles provides advice to various energy sector participants, including generators (renewable and conventional), transmitters, distributors, and gas and power marketers. He also advises clients on financing, project development, regulatory and contractual matters.

As lead counsel on a number of generation and transmission projects, Charles has provided strategic advice related to federal and provincial regulatory regimes, and he has a strong understanding of project development—from the initial stages to connection and commercial operation.

Charles regularly appears before the Ontario Energy Board on rates, licensing and leave to construct matters.

Representative Work

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Recognition

Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Energy Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year (2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, energy: power (regulatory) (2016-2017)

Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in energy regulatory (2009-2016)

Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in energy (electricity) (2011-2016)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in energy: power (regulatory) (2010-2016)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in energy: power (2014-2016)

Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal: Canada—Leading lawyer in energy (2014-2016)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in energy (electricity) (2008-2014)

Lexology and the International Law Office’s Client Choice Award—Energy & Natural Resources, Ontario (2014)

Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers—Leading lawyer in Canada (2013)

Lexpert's Special Law Inserts appearing in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine—Most frequently recommended lawyer in corporate commercial, and corporate finance and securities (2011)

Real Time News' LawDay—Leading lawyer in energy/corporate and energy/regulatory (2009)

Insights

Water Infrastructure and the Law

Co-author | Presented at the Canadian Bar Association 2011 Annual National Environment, Energy and Resource Law Summit, Banff, Alberta April 7, 2011

Transmission: All Dressed-up and No Place to Go?

Association of Power Producers of Ontario

Media

Professional Involvement

Before joining Torys, Charles was a partner at another major Toronto firm. Before entering the legal profession, Charles was a financial project manager with the Ontario Energy Board.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Law Society of Prince Edward Island
  • Ontario Energy Association
  • American Bar Association