Daniel B.R. Johnson

Associé

Calgary
DaJohnson@blg.com
403.232.9507

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Daniel practises primarily in the areas of Energy – Power Regulatory, Commercial Litigation, and Franchising.

In the Energy-Power Regulatory area, Daniel has acted for transmission clients in rate matters, including tariff applications, deferral account proceedings, and asset transfer matters. Daniel has also acted for generation clients in facility applications and tariff-related proceedings. His experience in this area includes practice before the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Court of Appeal, and leave applications to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Daniel’s Commercial Litigation practice includes significant oil & gas related litigation, including product liability matters and operatorship disputes. Daniel also has experience in securities and related litigation, including acting for issuers in defence of investor class actions and defending broker negligence claims. Daniel has also acted in matters before the Alberta Securities Commission.

With respect to Franchising, Daniel primarily acts for franchisors in disputes with franchisees, including court-based litigation and private arbitration.

Experience

  • Decision 23958-D01-2020 – Alberta Utilities Commission approval of 8mW cogeneration facility.
  • AltaLink Management Ltd. v Alberta Utilities Commission 2019 ABCA 482 – successful application for leave to appeal from approval of asset transfer.
  • Fort Hills Energy Limited Partnership v Jotun A/S et al 2019 ABQB 237 – Application to set aside leave to serve ex juris.
  • Hanewich v Budget Brake & Muffler Franchising Ltd. 2016 ABQB 727 – Application for summary judgment on termination of franchise agreement.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer - Pro Bono Law Alberta Queen’s Bench Amicus Program
  • President and Board Member, Calgary Queer Arts Society

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2012
  • Ontario, 2012
  • J.D. (Distinction), Université de la Saskatchewan, 2011
  • B.A., Université de l'Alberta, 2009
  • B.Comm. (Great Distinction), Université de la Saskatchewan, 2005