Konata Lake

Partner at Torys LLP

Konata Lake

Konata Lake

Partner at Torys LLP

Biography

A three-time York University graduate with degrees in law and business administration, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Konata Lake’s connection to York began as a local high school student-athlete who trained at the University’s track facilities. From those earliest days until his graduation from the joint JD-MBA program in 2008, Konata spent almost every day at York University.

Today, he is one of Canada’s rising stars in mergers and acquisitions law. In 2016, Konata was awarded the Osgoode Alumni Gold Key within the one-to-watch category, followed in 2017 by the Precedent Setter Award from Precedent Magazine. In 2018, he was named to the partnership of international business law firm Torys LLP.

During his student years, Konata was a student member on York’s Board of Governors, a member of the York Federation of Students, chair of the York University Student Centre Corporation, and a board member of Excalibur Publications, York’s community newspaper. He was also a varsity track athlete.

“York was an integral part of my formative years,” he says, “and has given me more than I will ever be able to give back.”

It’s why he agreed to serve on the York University Board of Governors, a position he has held since 2016, as a member of the Osgoode Law School Alumni Board of Directors and as a member of the Osgoode-Schulich JD-MBA Alumni Association Steering Committee. In these leadership roles, Konata aims to help York forge deeper connections with the local community. He’s especially proud of the Board of Governors’ role in the opening of the York University subway station.

Off-campus, Konata has served on the boards of Inner City Outreach and Regent Park Community Health Centre. He is a member of the Ontario Bar Association.

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Education
JD
Class of 2008

Osgoode Hall Law School is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the oldest law school in Ontario, and is one of the professional faculties at York University. Osgoode Hall Law School is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in Canada by Maclean's Magazine, ranking second among common-law schools in 2011 and 2012. Named after the first Chief Justice of Ontario, William Osgoode, the law school was established by The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1889. The school was at the centre of the debates over the principles of modern legal education in the 1950s. Osgoode Hall Law School provided many of the founding members of the bar in the prairie provinces. Today, the law school offers a professional degree in law that is accepted for bar admission in every province in Canada with the exception of Quebec, as well as the American States of Massachusetts and New York. Osgoode has three joint degree programs, as well as Canada's largest graduate program in law. Osgoode Hall Law School has adopted the Juris Doctor degree designation which has replaced their previous Bachelor of Laws designation. The law school is home to the Law Reform Commission of Ontario, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, the German Law Journal, and the largest law library in the Commonwealth. Osgoode Hall Law School students may participate in a number of clinical and intensive programs, including the Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP), the Poverty Law Intensive at Parkdale Community Legal Services, the Criminal Law Intensive, the Innocence Project, and the Osgoode Business Clinic.[5] According to the Official Guide to Canadian Law Schools, Osgoode Hall Law School has the most extensive range of clinical programs in Canada. The primary student government at Osgoode is the Legal and Literary Society. Osgoode Hall Law School is particularly known for its leading role in the areas of constitutional law, the Charter and human rights, and international law. (Peter Hogg, Brian Slattery, Patrick J. Monahan, Jean-Gabriel Castel) Some of the world's most important legal scholars teach at Osgoode, including Leslie Green who holds the University of Oxford's statutory Chair in Philosophy of Law. Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former judge at the Supreme Court of Canada, Louise Arbour taught at, and later became the associate dean of, Osgoode Hall Law School.

MBA with Distinction
Class of 2008

Schulich School of Business in Toronto is ranked among the world’s leading business schools by a number of global surveys. Schulich’s MBA program is ranked #1 in the world by the Aspen Institute (a Washington, DC-based leadership think tank) in a global survey that identifies which schools are doing the best job of preparing future business leaders for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. Schulich’s MBA program is ranked #1 in Canada by Forbes, The Economist and Expansión (a Time Warner publication based in Mexico City). The Kellogg global network of EMBA partner schools, which includes the Kellogg- Schulich EMBA, is ranked #1 in the world by The Wall Street Journal, and the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA is ranked #1 in Canada by the Financial Times of London.

Memberships
Member
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Ontario Bar Association is a bar association representing lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Ontario. It is also a branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Established in 1907, OBA was incorporated on April 22, 1985.

Career History
Partner
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Torys LLP provides legal services. It is an international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal. The firm works with clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and major litigation matters. It was founded in 1941.

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The Bank of Nova Scotia purchases Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Chile SA from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

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Scotiabank Colpatria SA purchases Citibank Colombia SA /Consumer Operations from Citigroup, Inc.

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CK Asset Holdings Ltd., CKP (Canada) Holdings Ltd. purchase Reliance Comfort LP from Alinda Capital Partners Ltd.

Awards & Honors
2016
Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association - Gold Key Award, Achievement
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Konata Lake is affiliated with Torys LLP

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