John Hurley has extensive experience in commercial and public law, with special emphasis on First Nations, government relations, energy and infrastructure, environmental law, regulatory matters and international development. He has long worked with Indigenous peoples in Québec, especially the Crees and the Inuit, on a wide variety of matters, with special emphasis on government relations and economic development. He has advised both Indigenous and non-Indigenous clients on partnerships and collaboration agreements in the context of energy and resource projects. In energy, John has assisted Indigenous and commercial clients for 20 years with the development and execution of energy generation projects, whether wind, hydroelectric, biomass, cogeneration and thermal. He has also represented Indigenous 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.