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André Turmel Associé/Partner Montréal

André Turmel

Partner | Co-leader, Energy and Climate Group 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) Montréal


André Turmel is co-leader of Fasken's Energy and Climate Group. He practises energy, natural resources, climate change law and works on electrification of transportation and sustainable mobility legal issues. 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 renewable 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, electrification of transportation and water sector.

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



Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Liaison Committee of the Bar of Montréal - Régie de l'énergie
  • 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 Annual Electricity Forum – Founder and co-chairman (2001-2008)
  • Greenhouse Gases Annual Conference – Founder and co-chairman (2002-2007)


Fasken Institute



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

Speaking Engagements

Selling 4000 W/capita expertise to the world (Vendre au monde l’expertise du 4000 W/habitant ) Presented at the Strategic Forum on Energy Transition organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal. location location Montreal Palais des congrès de Montréal
Bill 106 implementing Québec’s Energy Policy: functions, powers, omissions and disappointments Presented at the seminar organized by Goldcorp Research and Innovation Chair in Natural Resources and Energy Law, in partnership with the Hautes études internationales and the Institut Hydro-Québec en environnement, développement et société.


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