Charles Keizer > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile
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A leading energy lawyer, Charles Keizer advises clients on some of the most sophisticated work in the sector, combining skilled advocacy and deep regulatory knowledge to help advance projects and unique and complex matters.
Charles is co-head of Torys’ Infrastructure and Energy Practice and leads the Energy Regulatory Practice. He maintains an active practice with an emphasis on administrative law and project development in the energy sector. He frequently advises generators (renewable and conventional), transmitters, and electricity and natural gas distributors in relation to regulatory, project development and contractual matters.
Charles regularly appears before the Ontario Energy Board on rates, licensing and leave to construct matters applications, some of which are the most complex and unique matters considered by that tribunal.
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.
P.E.I. Bar, 1995
Ontario Bar, 1993
Before entering the legal profession, Charles was a financial project manager and economic analyst with the Ontario Energy Board.
Charles is past Chair of the Board of Burlington Hydro Electric Inc. and Burlington Hydro Inc. He is also a former director of the Ontario Energy Association and a Governor of the McMaster University Board of Governors.
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