Al Hudec is an M&A and Corporate Governance practitioner with 30+ years of experience in all legal aspects of securities and corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and independent committee representation, and public and private financings of equity and debt, with emphasis on the North American resource industries (mining, forestry, LNG, oil and gas) and technology industries. His practice focuses on cross-border mergers & acquisitions (takeovers and arrangements), board and special committee representation, and venture capital financings. He also practises extensively in the areas of Aboriginal law (benefits agreements and commercial transactions) and wine law (sale of wineries, commercial agreements, policy and regulatory matters). Al writes and speaks frequently on a variety of legal topics relating to corporate finance, corporate governance, Aboriginal law, and wine law. Al was named in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2019, and Lexpert® 2017 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers. He is a recipient of the Lexpert Zenith Award for his work in advancing diversity and inclusion in the profession and society (2016). Certified Financial Analyst (1994). Called to the Bars of Alberta (1981) and BC (1994).