Jean-Sébastien Clément
Jean-Sébastien Clément
Partner at Gowling WLG
(514) 392-9567
(514) 878-1450
1 Place Ville-Marie, Fl 37, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1994 (QC)
Jean-Sébastien Clément is a partner in the Gowling WLG Montreal office and has been practising Indigenous law for more than 25 years. His areas of focus include matters pertaining to self-governance, natural resources, education, socio-economic development, administration of justice, environment, land regime and health and social services. Jean-Sébastien has acted in many litigation cases, including constitutional cases before all common law tribunals, at first instance and on appeal, all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also worked with various Cree entities on a variety of matters, including major negotiations regarding the Cree-Québec Adapted Forestry Regime applicable in the James Bay Region through the Cree-Québec New Relationship Agreement, known in Quebec as the “Paix des Braves.” Jean-Sébastien’s practice allows him to address private law issues for commercial entities as well as public law issues for various Native entities and organizations. He has been recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Jean-Sébastien received the Best Lawyers 2022 Aboriginal/Indigenous Law "Lawyer of the Year" award in Montreal.
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