Stuart's focus is on energy, including:
- Serving as counsel to domestic, international and institutional oil and gas clients in numerous acquisitions, mergers and financing in the resource sector
- Acting for a range of major, intermediate and junior companies in a variety of purchases, swaps, dispositions and joint ventures in a full range and variety of asset and share transactions involving assets throughout Western Canada
- Representing and advising energy producer and service industry clients in various aspects of operational, regulatory and business matters.
Stuart also is an instructor for the following:
- Lead Instructor in Corporate Governance course for Directors and Executives in the Russian Energy Sector
- Course Instructor in Rights of First Refusal– Canadian Association of Professional Landmen, 2003
- Instructor for the Canadian Institute of Resources Law in partnership with the Russian Federation and the Canadian International Development Agency
Stuart is a member of the Board of Directors of Vertigo Theatre.
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
Stuart has presented papers on numerous occasions at various locations in the energy-producing regions of Russia, as well as:
- Anatomy of an Oil and Gas Transaction, Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF) Fundamentals Seminar, Banff, Alberta, November 2019
Lead Instructor in Corporate Governance course for Directors and Executives in the Russian Energy Sector
Course Instructor in Rights of First Refusal– Canadian Association of Professional Landmen, 2003
Instructor for the Canadian Institute of Resources Law in partnership with the Russian Federation and the Canadian International Development Agency
Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd.'s $300 million acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc
Counsel to Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd., a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, in its $300 million acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc.
Ovintiv Canada ULC's termination of joint venture with PetroChina Canada Ltd.
Counsel to Ovintiv Canada for the termination of their 2012 Duvernay shale joint venture and partition of assets.
Bonavista Energy Corporation's strategic asset acquisition for $53.3 million
Counsel to Bonavista Energy Corporation in the acquisition of certain oil and natural gas assets located in West Central Alberta for $53.3 million.
Whitecap Resources Inc.'s $940 million acquisition of energy assets
Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the $940 million strategic acquisition of light oil assets in southeast Saskatchewan.
Cardinal Energy Ltd.'s $300 million acquisition of light oil assets
Counsel to Cardinal Energy Ltd. in the $300 million acquisition of light oil assets in the Weyburn/Midale area of southeast Saskatchewan and House Mountain area of Alberta.
Canadian Natural Resources Limited's $1.8 billion note offering
Counsel to the dealers in a $1.8 billion public offering of medium term notes by Canadian Natural Resources Limited.
Tourmaline Oil Corp.'s $1.3 billion acquisition of energy assets
Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp. in the $1.37 billion acquisition of strategic assets located in the Alberta Deep Basin and the north east British Columbia Gundy area from Shell Canada Energy.
RMP Energy Inc.'s disposition of energy assets
Counsel to RMP Energy Inc. in a $114 million disposition of crude oil and natural gas interests in the Ante Creek area of west central Alberta.
Petrus Resources Ltd.'s $30 million disposition of oil and gas interests
Counsel to Petrus Resources Ltd. in the $30 million disposition of its oil and natural gas interests in the Peace River area of Alberta to Rising Star Resources Ltd.
$595 million energy asset acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc.
Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the $595 million acquisition of premium oil assets in southwest Saskatchewan from Husky Energy Inc.
Encana Corporation's sale of assets to Ember Resources Inc.
Counsel to Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) in the $605 million sale of Clearwater assets in Alberta, including approximately 1.2 million acres of land and over 6800 producing natural gas wells to Ember Resources.
Encana Corporation's $2 billion disposition of assets
Counsel to Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) in the $2 billion disposition of its Bighorn assets in Alberta to Jupiter Resources Inc.
Canadian Natural Resources Limited's $3.1 billion acquisition
Counsel to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in its $3.125 billion acquisition of Devon Energy Corp.'s Canadian conventional assets, excluding Horn River and the heavy oil properties.
PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.'s $1.67 billion IPO
Counsel to the underwriters in the initial public offering of PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. of common shares for a total of $1.67 billion conducted by way of secondary offering by Encana Corporation.
Progress Energy Canada Ltd.'s acquisition of energy assets
Counsel to Progress Energy Canada Ltd. in the $1.5 billion acquisition of part of Talisman Energy Ltd.'s Montney acreage in northeast British Columbia.
Progress Energy Resources Corp.'s sale and joint venture with PETRONAS
Counsel to Progress in the $1.1 billion sale of 50% working interest in Montney shale assets in Foothills of north eastern British Columbia to PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, and the formation of an upstream joint venture to develop the gas assets as well as a downstream LNG Export Project Joint Venture pursuant to which they plan to build and operate a major LNG export facility.
Recent honours and recognition
Named in the Legal 500 Canada as a recommended lawyer in energy and natural resources: oil & gas (2019)
November 29, 2018