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David Stevens

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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1998


David Stevens is a partner and a member of the firm's Litigation Group and Energy Team.

Practice

David practises in the area of regulatory and commercial litigation.

For more than 15 years, David has advised gas and electric utilities, and other participants in Ontario’s electricity market, on a wide range of regulatory and commercial issues, and regularly appears before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Among other things, David assists clients with ratemaking issues, policy consultations, compliance issues, licencing, Measurement Canada (MC) issues and regulatory strategy.

David often works with energy services providers to ensure that their business practices and documentation are compliant with relevant legal requirements, including those imposed by the OEB and by other Government agencies (such as Consumer Services and MC).

David is a frequent contributor to and lead editor of energyinsider.ca, a blog which features commentary, analysis and news about legal and regulatory developments in Canada's energy sector, with particular focus on regulated entities in Ontario.

As a commercial litigator, David has been involved with a wide range of matters, including contractual disputes, fiduciary duty cases, competition matters, construction disputes, class proceedings, lease disputes, injunctions and professional negligence matters. David also has expertise in matters relating to Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act, and the obligations imposed by that statute.

David has appeared before the Ontario Energy Board and all levels of Ontario courts, including the Superior Court, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court Trial Division, the Competition Tribunal, the Ontario Securities Commission and the Commissioner of Mining and Lands (Ontario).




Special Designations

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in Energy Regulatory Law




MembershipsThe Advocates' Society


EducationLL.B., University of British Columbia, 1996
B.A., Queen's University, 1992