Dumoulin Black LLP

David Gunasekera*

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For the past 20 years, Dave has been practicing corporate and securities law with a primary focus on capital market transactions and business law matters, including equity and debt financings, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.  Dave provides ongoing advice to public and private companies regarding corporate governance, continuous disclosure obligations, and various other corporate and securities law compliance matters.  In addition, he has extensive experience acting for Agents and Underwriters in prospectus offerings and private placements.

Dave has been recognized in 2013 by Lexpert as a “Lawyer To Watch” and in 2020 in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (24th Edition) as Consistently Recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities. He has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada© for his work in Securities Law since 2013. Dave has also been named in the, Who's Who Legal (WWL) 2024 Edition: Acknowledgement as the country's highest ranking lawyers as part of the Mining Chapter.

Dave has recent experience in plan of arrangement transactions, joint venture and option agreements, asset and share acquisitions and reverse take-over and change of business transactions with a particular focus on the resource industry.

Outside of work, Dave enjoys spending time with his family and being an enthusiastic soccer Dad to his two teenage boys.


  • Queen’s University, Bachelor of Arts, 1995
  • University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Law, 2000

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia , 2001


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*Practising through a law corporation

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