Stuart M. Olley is a senior partner and Head of the Gowling WLG Natural Resources Practice Group. He focuses on capital market transactions for both public and private enterprise, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and private equity. Stuart has worked on transactions in various industries including oil & gas, mining, real estate and technology. He has extensive experience in both domestic and international financing and merger transactions, including work in investments and acquisitions in Africa, Central and South America, and Asia. Stuart frequently advises boards and special committees on best practices in corporate governance both in special situations and regular corporate operations. Stuart is a past member of the Securities Advisory Council of the Alberta Securities Commission. He holds a LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (Securities Specialty), a LLB and MBA from the University of Alberta, and a BA from the University of Toronto.