Dom Mannella

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Dom is an associate with the firm’s Capital Markets and Securities Group. His practice is focused on stock exchange listings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, corporate governance and securities.

He has experience representing clients in public and private offerings (including bought deals and private placements), reverse takeovers, qualifying transactions, plans of arrangements, share and asset purchases and sales, and stock exchange listings, among other transactions. Dom also advises emerging companies (both public and private) on a wide range of corporate governance and general securities and corporate law matters.

Prior to joining Foglers, Dom worked as Manager, Listings & Regulation and Legal Counsel at the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) for several years. During that time, he reviewed a large number of listing applications or proposed transactions by listed companies (200+) approving or communicating recommendations internally and externally, to listed companies or their advisors; prepared written recommendation with a summary of the listing application, including analysis and recommendation and considered issuers; waiver requests and providing analysis and recommendations (when a policy waiver or discretion was required) to the CSE’s Listings Committee; and explained CSE policies and procedures amendments to law firms, institutional investors, other stakeholders and public  among other things.  

Prior to joining the CSE, Dom has practice corporate and securities law at a boutique firm and articled with an exempt market dealer in Toronto. While completing his LL.M at Georgetown Law University Law Centre he had the opportunity to work at the US SEC Enforcement Division.  Dom’s industry experience allows him to bring a real world perspective and application to the problems faced by his clients.

Dom was a Finalist in Lexpert’s 2020  Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40, which recognizes young lawyers  who have an outstanding track record of success in their field, are recognized leaders in the community, and demonstrated leadership within their law departments. 

Education & Memberships


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2018
York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M., 2020

Securities Law

Georgetown University Law Centre, LL.M., 2012

Securities Law and Financing Regulation

Trinity College, Dublin, LL.B. (Hons.), 2010

Foundation Scholarship Candidate, 2008-2009

Awards and Recognition

Finalist, 2020 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40
Recipient, 2019 Canadian Lawyer Innovatio Leadership Award
Recipient, 2017 Law Society of Ontario Foundation Award
The Quebec Securities Regulator (AMF) Ph.D. Business Law Scholarship
Laval University Excellence Program Scholarship
US Securities and Exchange Commission Student Honor’s Program

Teaching Experience

Guest Lecturer

Queen’s Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and Laval University, Faculty of Law.