Priya Taneja - McDermott Will & Emery


Priya Taneja focuses her practice on a range of debt capital markets and structured finance transactions advising on bond issuances, securitisations and debt restructurings. She represents issuers/borrowers, noteholders, servicers, corporate service providers, trustees/successor trustees, security agents and bond agents together with other capital market participants. In relation to securitisations, Priya advises across a range of asset classes including residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, trade receivables, ABS (including auto loans and auto leases) and green securitisations. Priya is recognised as having market leading expertise in acting for corporate trust clients on new deals and post-closing matters across high yields, securitisations and MTN programmes as well as general banking deals. She advises on complex restructurings, defaults, amendments and related trustee discretion matters as well as general litigation concerning trustees and agents. Priya is also chair of the Women’s Corporate Trust Network – a global network of women working in the corporate trust and agency industry.

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DCM and Structured Finance

  • Represented the issuer across eight pre-2008 legacy Lehman Brothers Japanese apartment loan securitizations, in relation to the transition from Yen Libor to the Tokyo Term Risk Free Rate
  • Represented the issuer in relation to a complex restructuring with regard to a secured note programme backed by irrevocable payment undertakings
  • Represented the collateral agent and administrative agent in relation to a USD 2 billion senior secured term loan facility, the largest term loan B facility in Asia’s technology sector
  • Advised a global corporate trustee in relation to one of the largest financial, debt and corporate restructurings for Naviera Armas, S.A. and its subsidiaries (c. EUR 1 billion). The complex cross-border restructuring was implemented in pursuant to a Spanish law homologación judicial (effectively a Spanish scheme of arrangement)

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  • The Legal 500 UK, Recommended Lawyer in Finance: High Yield, 2019 – 2023
  • The Legal 500 UK, Recommended Lawyer in Emerging Markets, 2019 – 2023
  • The Lawyer Hot 100, 2017
  • Citywealth Leaders List, Powerwoman Award 2020 Shortlist


  • Women’s Corporate Trust Network, Co-Chair


College of Law, LPC, 2006

England & Wales