Matthew Sherrard is a partner in Gowling WLG's Business Law Group in Montréal. He practises primarily in the areas of Indigenous law and governance. Matthew provides strategic advice on a range of commercial matters, and has particular experience regarding governance, health and social services, financial administration, public security, as well as local and regional government.
Matthew works closely with Indigenous clients on matters, such as negotiations with provincial and federal governments, nation-to-nation agreements, board governance, policies and legislative drafting.
Matthew also assists Indigenous clients in relation to commercial agreements and government relations matters. He has also advised extensively on renewable energy projects, including on environmental matters, power purchase and impact and benefit agreements.
Previously, Matthew worked at an international law firm in Montréal, as well as at a major firm in Atlantic Canada. He also clerked with a senior judge at the Federal Court of Canada.
Prior to his legal career, Matthew was responsible for international exchange projects across the world, and was also involved in a World Bank project in India.
Matthew practice law in English and French, and speaks Spanish.