Konata’s practice focuses on corporate law, with a focus on investments and mergers and acquisitions (private and public). Konata advises strategic and financial parties in all aspects of investing and divestiture transactions, including shareholders arrangements, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, majority and minority equity investments, co-investments and take private transactions. Konata has also advised financial institutions, governments and Canadian pension funds on complex strategic commercial arrangements and transactions. Konata spent over two years practising in New York City both in the firm’s New York office and at a large international law firm.
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Rising star in M&A (2018-2020)
Lexpert Rising Stars—Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2019)
Precedent magazine’s 2017 Precedent Setter Award winner
Osgoode Hall Law School’s Alumni Gold Key Award: One-to-Watch (2016)
Before joining Torys, Konata was an associate at a New York law firm. He was also a clerk to the vice-chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, where he participated in the adjudication of disputes before the commission by providing legal research and analysis to the vice chairs and OSC commissioners.
Konata is the Program Chair for the 2020 Annual M&A Skills Bootcamp from Osgoode Professional Development.
Konata is a member of the Board of Governors of York University.
Konata is a member of the board of directors of the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association.
Memberships and Affiliations
Konata is a member of the Osgoode/Schulich JD/MBA Alumni Association, Steering Committee.