Across M&A, venture capital and private equity investments, Konata brings strategic thinking and deep knowledge to help businesses scale and investors realize their investment strategies in emerging and high-growth companies.
Konata is the head of Torys’ Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group and a member of Torys’ M&A and Technology Groups. Konata is a leader in providing legal support to startups and emerging technology companies and venture capital investors who invest in these companies. Konata regularly advises technology companies, founders, investors and other strategic and financial parties in all aspects of investing and divestiture transactions, including shareholders arrangements, majority and minority equity investments, and joint ventures. Konata has played a leading role in the firm’s relationship with burgeoning companies in Canada that are poised to effect significant change in how we do business and regularly advises the firm’s clients on mergers and acquisitions transactions involving technology companies.
Having practiced for over two years in New York, Konata provides comprehensive advice in cross-border transactions, helping clients expand their footprint in Canada, the U.S. and internationally.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in startups and emerging companies
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in M&A
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer to watch in corporate commercial law
Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40
Precedent magazine’s Precedent Setter Award
Osgoode Hall Law School’s Alumni Gold Key Award: One-to-Watch
Konata serves on the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Sick Children and is a member of and the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of York University.
Before joining Torys, Konata was 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.