Canada defends Hydro-Quebec in C$4bn action related to the construction and operation of the Churchill Falls hydroelectric project

Our Montreal, Quebec City, and Vancouver offices were retained by Hydro-Quebec, one of the one of the world’s largest hydroelectricity producers, to defend it in a C$4bn action filed by Innu Nation on behalf of the aboriginal Innu of Labrador and claiming damages and disgorgement of profits as a result of the construction and operation of the Churchill Falls hydroelectric project located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Churchill Falls project has a long and complex history, and has been the subject of litigation before multiple levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.  Norton Rose Fulbright is long-standing counsel to Hydro-Québec.  

The team is led by Jean G. Bertrand and includes François-David Paré, Andres Garin, Pierre-Christian Labeau, Emily Chan, Caroline Bélair, Dominique Dupoy and Vincent Rochette.