John A.D. Vellone



John has a comprehensive energy and technology law practice encompassing a breadth of corporate, commercial and regulatory issues with a particular focus on Canadian electricity markets and infrastructure revitalization.

He is a Partner and the National Leader of the firm's Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiative. His clients include Provincial and Territorial governments, system operators, regulated utilities, developers, investors, and lenders. He provides counsel concerning corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects of the electricity and natural gas industries and power project development for a variety of technologies, including:

  • wind
  • solar
  • hydro-electric
  • biomass/biogas
  • tidal
  • natural gas
  • cogeneration (combined heat and power)
  • district energy

John represents clients in proceedings before provincial regulatory agencies, primarily the Ontario Energy Board.

John also has a comprehensive technology law practice encompassing the breadth of corporate/commercial matters. He has experience drafting and negotiating agreements for hardware, software, telecommunications and information technology services for large electrical utilities, provincial/territorial governments and other public sector entities, including in respect of major technology-related acquisitions and supplier arrangements, including custom-developed hardware, software and telecommunications systems; and significant IT outsourcing arrangements.

  • Secrétaire, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, 2018-2019
  • Fellow, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, depuis 2014
  • Membre, Association du Barreau canadien, section Droit de la construction

  • Président et président du conseil d’administration, The Pillars Trust Fund Inc., depuis 2013
  • Membre du conseil d’administration, Fondation des sports adaptés, depuis 2015
  • Membre du conseil d’administration, 21CCC, 2015-2018

Prix et marques de reconnaissance

  • Reconnu dans le numéro 2021 du répertoire Chambers Canada — Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Réglementation provinciale de l'énergie & Énergie – Réglementation de l’électricité).
  • Reconnu dans le numéro 2021 (et depuis 2020) de la publication Lexpert®/ Report on Business Special Edition – Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
  • Reconnu dans le numéro 2021 de Lexpert Special Edition: Energy

Admission au Barreau et formation

  • Ontario, 2008
  • Certificat, Faculté de droit Osgoode Hall de l'Université York, 2007
  • Certificat Leadership in Law Firms, École de commerce Schulich, 2007
  • LL. B., University of Waterloo, 2003