Christian Nagler represents issuers, private equity sponsors, and underwriters in a broad range of securities transactions including registered offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, consent solicitations, acquisition financing, and tender and exchange offers involving convertible securities, trust preferred securities, investment grade and high yield debt, subordinated debt and equity derivatives and securities in acquisition and other financings. 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, special purpose acquisition companies, and technology.

Christian was named as a leading lawyer in the 2009 to 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and in the capital markets section of the 2019 to 2021 editions of IFLR1000. He has also been recognized annually in The Legal 500 U.S. for his work in Capital Markets since 2010.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

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