Julie Mansi

Partner

Toronto
JMansi@blg.com
416.367.6224

Julie’s dual practice focuses on securities registrant regulation and compliance and mergers and acquisitions.

She has considerable experience in advising derivatives and securities market participants on Canadian registration requirements and compliance, as well as risk-management matters. Her clients include:

  • dealers, futures commission merchants, commodity trading advisers and foreign exchange dealers
  • commodity producers
  • physical metal brokers
  • domestic and foreign asset managers

She also provides advice on topics such as:

  • high frequency and algorithmic trading
  • proprietary trading activities
  • direct electronic access and presence of unregulated entities in the Canadian market
  • the distribution of novel over-the-counter derivative products such as contracts for difference (CFDs) and foreign exchange (FX) to investors in Canada
  • provision of agricultural risk management products to Canadian commodity producers
  • anti-money laundering and terrorist financing
  • corporate reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers and divestitures for both closely and widely-held corporations
Recent work includes the launch of digital platforms, including crowdfunding portals and online advisers. She also has an interest in investment offerings employing artificial intelligence, social trading networks, high-frequency trading, cryptocurrency and other digital assets.
During her time at the firm, she was seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission, Registrant Legal Services Division and Mergers & Acquisitions, Take-Over Bids Division. She has also worked in the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, and was a market research analyst for several Canadian companies in Eastern Europe.

Experience

  • Advising and preparing applications on behalf of foreign and domestic investment advisers and dealers in respect of carrying on business in Canada and registration under provincial securities legislation.
  • Advising on regulatory proposals and participating on industry committees on behalf of investment dealers and futures commission merchants on topics such as high frequency and algorithmic trading, proprietary trading activities, direct electronic access and presence of unregulated entities in the Canadian market.
  • Advises on derivatives matters and the related documentation, with particular experience on the use of derivatives by risk management firms, investment fund managers and other regulated entities.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Derivatives Committee, Investment Industry Association of Canada
  • Steering Committee, Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD), Canada Chapter
  • Securities Advisory Committee, Ontario Securities Commission

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2018) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Investment Funds & Asset Management).
  • Recognized as a "Corporate Lawyer to Watch" in the 2015 edition of The Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2002
  • LLB/MBA, Dalhousie University, 2002
  • MA, with a concurrent Diploma in Strategic Studies, York University, 1997
  • BA, Queen's University, 1996