John Hurley is a partner and leader of the Indigenous Law Group in Gowling WLG's Montréal office. His practice focuses on First Nations, government relations, energy and infrastructure, environmental law, and regulatory matters. John has long worked with Indigenous peoples in Québec, especially the Crees and the Inuit, on a variety of matters, including government relations, energy and natural resources, environmental assessment, local and regional government, taxation, and economic development. He assists commercial clients with the development and execution of energy generation projects, including wind, hydroelectric, biomass, cogeneration, and thermal projects. He acts 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. John has been recognized in both The Canadian LegalLexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada. In 2019, he was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year for Energy Law – Montreal (in 2017, he was similarly recognized in Energy Regulatory Law). In 2018, he was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year for Aboriginal Law – Montreal.