Priya Shah

Priya Shah

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Priya is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Corporate M&A practice in London and advises on a wide range of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on private M&A, joint ventures, equity fundraisings and general corporate advisory work.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2023, Priya spent one year working in the corporate legal team at Revolut and maintains a specific interest in the fintech and tech sectors. Priya trained and qualified at a Magic Circle firm and in 2020, spent six months on secondment to the Singapore office of that firm.

Representative Legal Matters

Recent transactions in which Priya has been involved include:

  • RSA Security LLC on the separation and sale of its global software and services in governance, risk and compliance business to Cinven for USD 1.385 billion.

  • Robinhood Markets, Inc. on its initial agreement to acquire Ziglu Limited, the UK EMI and cryptoasset firm for USD 170 million.

  • Etsy, Inc. on its acquisition of Depop Ltd, the UK online fashion marketplace, for USD1.625 billion.

  • Signify B.V. on its acquisition of Telensa Holdings Limited, a global manufacturer and supplier of AI-powered smart city technologies.

  • Saudi Aramco’s USD 15 billion joint venture investment in Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ oil-to-chemicals business (aborted).

  • Great-West LifeCo Inc. on its acquisition of Ark Life Assurance Company DAC, a leading provider of life insurance, pensions and investments in Ireland, from Phoenix Group Holdings plc for EUR 230 million.

  • Zopa Group Limited, the peer-to-peer lender and UK digital bank, on its October 2021 GBP220m fundraising led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and various secondary sales processes.

  • A global security services provider on its internal corporate reorganisation.

Corporate Responsibility

  • Advising Women for Women International, an international charity that supports women survivors of war, on its template commercial partnership agreements with private sector corporate fundraisers.

  • Previously worked for Advocates for International Development, a global charity that provides an international pro bono brokerage service connecting law firms with charities requiring SDG-focused pro bono assistance.

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2020)

Education

  • BPP University Law School (Legal Practice Course with Distinction) (2018)
  • BPP University Law School (Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction) (2017)
  • University of Oxford (BA History with First Class Honours) (2016)