Margaret Tahyar

Lecturer in Law


Lecturer in Law

Margaret Tahyar is a member of Davis Polk’s financial institutions group.

Her practice focuses on providing strategic bank regulatory and financial regulatory reform advice and advising on troubled bank mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and capital markets transactions where the target or issuer is a financial institution. She also advises on corporate governance and securities settlement systems and payment systems. Following the financial crisis, she has worked closely with a number of U.S. and foreign financial institutions, providing regulatory, legislative reform, and financial crisis advice. From 1997 to 2009, Tahyar worked in the Davis Polk Paris and London offices. Tahyar frequently advises on the international aspects of transactions and regulatory reform.

S. The Regulation of Systemic Risk: Financial Institutions and the Challenge of Too Big to Fail

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