Stefan McConnell practices law in the Vancouver and Calgary offices of Gowling WLG. He has expertise in corporate commercial, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, private equity and venture capital. He also advises foreign companies with respect to establishing and conducting business in Canada.
Stefan represents business clients in all phases of development, ranging from publicly traded companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange to startup growth companies. These clients have local, national and international operations in many industries, including energy, mining, oil & gas, agribusiness, private equity, venture capital, technology, real estate development, insurance, financial services and manufacturing & distribution.
In his M&A practice, Stefan advises companies and investors on public and private mergers and acquisitions and reorganization transactions, including distressed acquisitions, public take-over bids, amalgamations, plans of arrangement and private sales of shares and assets.
Stefan has extensive experience with private equity fund formation and strategic investments by private equity and venture capital groups. He acts for issuers, underwriters and investors in capital market financing transactions, including initial public offerings and debt and equity financings (both public and private).
Stefan obtained a Bachelor of Laws (with distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2005 and a Bachelor of Arts, Economics (with distinction) from the University of Calgary in 2002. Stefan was admitted to the Law Societies of British Columbia and Alberta in 2006.