Clients note that Christian ‘is very collaborative in negotiating documents, he takes a really commercial approach and he has good communication skills,’ and say ‘he is excellent, he is very impressive and a strong player...’ - Chambers USA

Christian Nagler represents issuers, private equity sponsors, and underwriters in a broad range of securities transactions including offerings, consent solicitations, acquisition financing, and tender and exchange offers involving convertible securities, trust preferred securities, investment grade and high yield debt, and equity derivatives Christian also represents companies and funds with respect to SEC reporting and compliance, including Section 13 and Section 16 obligations, corporate governance issues, and disclosure obligations. Christian has completed transactions in numerous industries including chemicals, consumer goods, energy, financial institutions, food & beverages, healthcare, hotels, media, real estate, shipping, and technology. Christian also has vast experience in working with special purpose acquisition companies.

Christian has been named as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers, IFLR1000, and The Legal 500 U.S. and as one of “500 Leading Dealmakers in America” by Lawdragon. Additionally, in 2022 he was named a “New York Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine and a Capital Markets MVP by Law360.

Christian has been sought out for his views on the market by, among others, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Law360, and Nasdaq Trade Talks.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "SPAC Outlook," Jefferies Virtual Healthcare Conference, June 1, 2021

Panelist, "SPAC Transactions in 2021: Developments & Trends," Columbia Business School’s Alumni Club of New York, March 25, 2021 

Speaker, "Evolving Convertible Bond Strategies for Corporates," Kirkland Seminar, November 17, 2020 

Panelist, "How SPACs are Redefining Exit Strategies,” Mergermarket's U.S. Corporate Development Summit, October 22, 2020

Panelist, “Liquidity Crunch: Demystifying SPACS and Direct Listings,” Stanford NVCA Venture Capital Symposium, October 6, 2020

Panelist, “The Current State of the SPAC IPO Market,” Gateway Investor Relations and SPACinsider, July 17, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1997Connecticut
  • 1998New York


  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.1997
    Senior Articles Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Skidmore CollegeB.A., Government & German1992