John Hurley has extensive experience in commercial and public law, with special emphasis on First Nations, energy and infrastructure, government relations, environmental law, regulatory matters and international development. He has long worked with Aboriginal peoples in Québec, especially the Crees and the Inuit, on a wide variety of matters, with special emphasis on government relations. He has advised both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients on partnerships and collaboration agreements in the context of energy and resource projects. In energy, John has assisted commercial clients for 20 years with the development and execution of energy generation projects, whether wind, hydroelectric, biomass, cogeneration and 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 Aboriginal clients in environmental assessment procedures relating to large northern hydroelectric projects. John has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Lexpert® in Aboriginal Law and Energy (Electricity) and by The Best Lawyers in Canada in energy regulatory law and natural resources law.