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Irene Lai Articling Student in Toronto

Irene Lai

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2023
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Irene Lai is an associate in the firm's Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Group. She is engaged in a diverse corporate/commercial practice for both private and publicly-held companies. She has been involved in a variety of transactions including including mergers and acquisitions, share and asset purchase transactions, and private and public financings.

Irene is a graduate of the combined JD/MBA program at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University, where she was on the Dean’s Honour List and served as Co-President of the JD/MBA Students’ Association.

Prior to law school, Irene earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and Business (Co-op), with a Human Resources Management Minor and a Global Experience Certificate from the University of Waterloo. She graduated as Valedictorian and achieved the highest academic standing among her class. 

In her spare time, Irene enjoys travelling, fitness, and trying new activities.

Irene interned, summered, and articled with the firm and was seconded to the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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Career & Education


  • JD Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • MBA, Finance (with distinction) Schulich School of Business at York University
  • BA (Honours), Speech Communication and Business (with distinction) University of Waterloo



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