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André  Turmel

André Turmel

Partner Fasken
Most States in the world are now relying on an energy transition based on a sustainable, renewable and innovative economy. We serve our clients accordingly.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1990
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal

André Turmel practises energy, natural resources and climate change law. National and international clients seek André’s expertise in relation to business opportunities arising out of new green technologies and renewable energies.

André has in-depth knowledge of energy markets and prepares, reviews and negotiates various energy construction, supply, generation and transmission agreements for Canadian and foreign energy producers. He represents diversified clientele which includes companies operating in every economic sector looking to control energy costs and reduce their environmental footprint.

André also acts for governments and private producers in Canada, Africa and Asia and plays a key role during institutional reforms in the areas of energy (electricity, oil and gas) and water.

André is often asked to speak on energy and climate change, on which he has written numerous works and articles.





  • LLM University of Montréal
  • LLB Université de Sherbrooke
  • BSc University of Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Liaison Committee of the Bar of Montréal - Régie de l'énergie
  • Co-Chair, Board of directors, Fondation de l'église historique de Saint-Eustache
  • Canadian Bar Association - Chair of the National Environmental Energy and Resources Law Section (2011)    
  • Canadian Bar Association (Quebec division) – President of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Committee (2004-2006)
  • President of the Foundation of the Montreal Biosphere (Water, Ecosystem and Climate Change Museum of Environment Canada in the former 1967 U.S. Pavilion World Exposition – Montréal) (2004-2006)
  • Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA)
  • Quebec Association for Renewable Energy Production (AQPER)
  • Emission Marketers Association (EMA)
  • Electric Industry Association of Quebec (AIEQ)/Association Pipeline
  • Quebec Annual Electricity Forum – Founder and co-chairman (2001-2008)
  • Greenhouse Gases Annual Conference – Founder and co-chairman (2002-2007)
  • Energy Bar Association (U.S.)
Article, Co-Author La Loi concernant la mise en oeuvre de la politique énergétique 2030 : fonctions, pouvoirs, omissions et déceptions… Published in Le droit des ressources naturelles et de l'énergie, LexisNexis Canada, 2017
Article Commentary: The Paris Agreement is a historic climate deal
Book Lobbying in Canada – Quebec Edition
Selling 4000 W/capita expertise to the world (Vendre au monde l’expertise du 4000 W/habitant ) location location Montreal Palais des congrès de Montréal
Bill 106 implementing Québec’s Energy Policy: functions, powers, omissions and disappointments
Anatomy of an Acquisition location location Montreal Palais des Congrès de Montréal


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