Mr. Zacher is a partner in the litigation and energy sections in the Toronto office, and Co-Chair of the Energy Group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation 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. Mr. Zacher has also conducted arbitrations and has acted as counsel before various administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).
Mr. Zacher's energy regulatory practice includes advising and representing public agencies and private sector companies (generators, marketers, transmitters) before the Ontario Energy Board and in review and appeal proceedings before the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. He also acts for energy clients in complex commercial litigation disputes. In 2002, Mr. Zacher spent a year's secondment at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) where he acted as counsel to the IESO during the lead-up to and for the first eight months following the opening of the restructured Ontario electricity market.