Stuart M. Olley Partner Head of Natural Resources Group


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1993 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-298-1814

Fax: +1 403-695-3486

Email: Stuart.Olley@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Calgary



Stuart M. Olley

Stuart Olley is a senior partner in Gowling WLG's Capital Markets, M&A and Private Equity groups in Calgary.

Stuart has worked for a variety of issuers and underwriters in transactions in industries including oil and gas, mining, real estate and technology. He has extensive experience in international financing and merger transactions, including work in vestments and acquisitions in Africa, Central and South America, and Asia.

Domestically, Stuart has assisted clients in the extractive sector with financings, business combinations, (including contested proxy fights, hostile and friendly take-over bids, and restructuring transactions under the CCAA and the ABCA), corporate governance and regulatory compliance.

Stuart is a past member of the Securities Advisory Council of the Alberta Securities Commission. He holds a master's degree in law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (securities speciality), a law degree and MBA from the University of Alberta, and a bachelor's degree in arts from the University of Toronto.

Stuart has served on the board of directors of various public companies.

Stuart is currently co-leader of the Gowling WLG Natural Resources Group and serves on the executive committee for several regional initiatives, including Latin America and Cuba.

Career & Recognition

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Memberships

  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Alberta
  • Edleun Group - public offering of subordinated convertible debentures
  • Trafigura Beheer B.V. - acted in connection with acquisition by Trafigura of all outstanding shares of Iberian Minerals Corp. by way of a take-over bid for approximately $500 million and subsequent migration of Iberian to achieve a squeeze out of minority shareholders
  • Mackie Research Capital Corporation (lead agent) - acted in connection with prospectus offering (short form) of equity units of Anatolia Energy Corp. (TSXV)
  • Trafigura Beheer B.V. - acted in connection with:
    • The controlling shareholder in the negotiation and consummation of the acquisition of Anvil Mining Limited by Minmetals Resources Limited, in which Minmetals purchased all common shares of Anvil by way of a friendly takeover bid for approximately $1.3 billion
    • US$200 million strategic investment in Anvil Mining Limited (TSX and Australian Securities Exchange) by way of private placement and project loan facility
    • Acted as Canadian counsel in connection with the sale to Iberian Minerals Corp. of the Peruvian copper company Compania Minera Condestable for $140 million
  • West Energy Ltd. (TSX) - acted in connection with acquisition of all outstanding common shares by Daylight Resources Trust (TSX) by way of plan of arrangement in a transaction valued at approximately $500 million
  • Trafigura Canada General Partnership - acted as Canadian counsel in connection with the formation of TCGP as well as numerous crude oil marketing arrangement, crude oil storage and transportation agreements and the lease of a storage and blending facility in B.C.
  • Ivory Energy Inc. (TSXV) - acted in connection with acquisition of all outstanding common shares and debentures by Emergo Energy Inc. by way of plan of arrangement
  • Wilderness Energy Corp. - acted in connection with acquisition of all outstanding common shares by NuLoch Resources Inc. (TSXV) by way of plan of arrangement
  • Boardwalk REIT- acted in connection with:
    • Lead counsel on the public offering of $120 million unsecured debentures
    • Lead counsel on the conversion of Boardwalk Equities Inc. into Boardwalk REIT in a transaction valued in excess of $2 billion