John Hurley

John Hurley


Gowling WLG

Recognized since 2008

Montréal, Quebec

Practice Areas

Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice

Energy Law

Energy Regulatory Law

Natural Resources Law

Public Procurement Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Energy Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice
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John Hurley is a partner in the firm’s Montréal office and leader of the Aboriginal Law Group. He has more than 30 years experience in commercial law, with special emphasis on First Nations, energy and infrastructure, environmental law, regulatory matters and international development.

John has long worked with Aboriginal peoples in Québec, especially the Crees and the Inuit, on a wide variety of matters, including government relations, energy and natural resources, environmental assessment, local and regional government, health, taxation, economic development and general commercial matters. He has advised both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients on partnerships and collaboration agreements in the context of energy and resource projects.

In energy matters, John has assisted commercial clients for nearly 20 years with the development and execution of energy generation projects, whether wind, hydroelectric, biomass, cogeneration or thermal. He has acted for clients with respect to power purchase agreements, interconnection matters, regulatory and tariff matters, joint ventures and partnerships, project agreements, site acquisition, environmental assessments and government relations. He has also represented clients in environmental assessment procedures relating to large northern hydroelectric projects.

John has directed technical assistance projects in Eastern Europe related to international trade, civil law revision and judicial reform.

He practises in English and French.

Location

  • 3700-1 Place Ville Marie
    Montréal, QC H3B 3P4
    Canada

Bar Admissions

  • Barreau du Québec

Gowling WLG
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

236 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

20 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Energy Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Energy Law, Montréal, Canada (2019)
  • Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice, Montréal, Canada (2018)
  • Energy Regulatory Law, Montréal, Canada (2017)
  • Natural Resources Law, Montréal, Canada (2016)
  • Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice, Montréal, Canada (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Public Procurement Law

Special Focus

  • Electricity
  • Transactions

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