Oliver MacLaren is a partner at OKT, and leads the firm’s corporate practice group. Oliver works across Canada advising First Nations and their businesses on economic development initiatives, including on-reserve business development, strategic investments, leveraging opportunities flowing from impact benefits agreements in the natural resources sector, and transactional work arising from indigenous partnerships in the renewable energy and electricity sectors. Oliver is a member of the Ontario and Alberta Bars. Expertise: Equity partnerships, Corporate finance, Structuring and corporate governance. Representative Work: Counsel to a consortium of First Nations on the purchase of a 1300km railway, deep water port, and fuel tank farm; Counsel to seven First Nations regarding a 50-50 partnership to manage the forestry operations of a pulp and paper producer; Counsel to six First Nations involving a 20% ownership stake in a 450km electricity transmission line; Counsel to a First Nation regarding a 33% ownership interest in a 25MW Hydro Facility; Counsel to two First Nations regarding a 50% ownership interest in a 100MW wind farm; Counsel to six First Nations regarding a 50% ownership interest in a 60MW wind farm.