Ann Bigué’s practice focuses on regulatory and Aboriginal law, as well as energy and natural resources law and environmental assessment. Prior to joining Dentons Canada LLP, she practised for more than 25 years with other leading law firms in these areas of practice, after acting as Counsel to the National Energy Board in the early years of her career. She is Canadian Lead on the Global Public Policy and Regulation Practice (PPR) group, Canadian PPR Lead and Canadian Co-lead of the Aboriginal Law Group. Ann is also a member of Dentons Canada’s National Partnership Board and Dentons Global Board. Ann is frequently called upon by corporate clients to deal with issues relating to Aboriginal and treaty rights in connection with energy and natural resources development projects. She has extensive experience in the negotiation of agreements between governments, Aboriginal communities and project proponents related to the development and implementation of energy, mining and industrial projects in Canada as well as Aboriginal issues pertaining to forestry development activities. She is currently working on the negotiation of several pre-development and impacts and benefits agreements in Canada, including in Québec's Plan Nord territory.