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Kemm Yates is Partner Emeritus in the Calgary office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, one of the leading business law firms in Canada. Kemm has practiced energy regulatory law for over 30 years, spending his entire career to date in the private sector. He has appeared as counsel in proceedings before various regulatory tribunals and at all levels of Superior and Appellate Courts.
In the Canadian federal regulatory forum, Kemm has represented energy producer and pipeline interests in more than sixty major proceedings before the National Energy Board, involving myriad financial, environmental, technical, jurisdictional and procedural issues. The cases have included applications for approval of energy pipeline projects and other resource development facilities, determination of pipeline and electricity tolls and tariffs including utility cost of capital, and other aspects of utility financial regulation.
At the provincial level, Kemm has extensive experience as counsel before the Alberta Utilities Commission and its predecessors, and has also represented clients before regulators in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario. Representing various producer, pipeline and consumer interests, Kemm has appeared in proceedings relating to the permitting of facilities (oil and gas pipelines, gas processing facilities and petrochemical plants) and the setting of natural gas and electric power utility rates and tariff provisions.
Kemm has written extensively on regulatory issues and participated in various conferences and seminars.
Kemm holds degrees from McGill University (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Toronto (Juris Doctor).
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