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Glenn Zacher
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Mr. Zacher is a partner in the Litigation Group and energy sections in the Toronto office, and co-chair of the Energy Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, class actions and energy regulatory law. He was called to the Bars of Ontario and British Columbia and has appeared before all levels of court in both provinces, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Zacher has also conducted arbitrations and has acted as counsel before various administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and the National Energy Board.

Mr. Zacher's energy regulatory practice includes advising and representing public agencies and private sector companies (generators, marketers, transmitters) before the OEB, NEB and appeal proceedings before the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also acts for energy clients in complex commercial litigation disputes. Mr. Zacher has significant experience defending class actions involving deceptive marketing, consumer protection, product liability and competition law claims.

Mr. Zacher was recently recognized as Benchmark Litigation's 2016 Energy/Resources Litigator of the Year for Canada. His expertise has also been cited in numerous publications, including:

  • Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, June 2016.

  • Legal Media Group's 2016 Expert Guides: Energy and Natural Resources.

  • Chambers Global 2017 as a leading lawyer in Energy: Power (Regulatory).

  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Energy: Power (Regulatory), with clients noting that he is "a very fine lawyer."

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2017 in Energy and Natural Resources.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Energy Regulatory Law.

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Energy: Power.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as a leading practitioner in the area of Energy (Electricity).

  • Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, June 2016.

  • Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers, September 2015.

  • Who's Who Legal: Energy.

  • The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 in Energy law.

  • Lexpert 2017 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada in the area of Energy (Electricity).

Professional Activities
Mr. Zacher is a member of the Energy Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association (Natural Resources and Energy Section) and the Advocates' Society.

University of British Columbia (LL.B. 1993), Queen's University (Honours BA 1988).

Bar Admission
British Columbia, 1994
Ontario, 2000

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