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Charles Nathan

Charles Nathan

Finsbury LLC
Senior Advisor
New York, NY, USA

Charles M. Nathan

  • JD, Yale Law School, 1965
    •    summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Editor, Law Journal
  • BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1962
    •    summa cum laude

Bar Qualifications
Mr. Nathan is qualified to practice before the New York bar.

Areas of Expertise
Charles M. Nathan is a member of the corporate department in Latham & Watkins' New York office and is Global Co-Chair of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate counseling and corporate governance.  Mr. Nathan represents companies and financial advisors in significant, high profile mergers and acquisitions. He has worked on some of the largest domestic and global M&A transactions in the last few years, including Roche's $45 billion acquisition of the public's minority stake in Genentech, InBev's $52 billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch and LiveNation's $2.5 billion merger of equals with Ticketmaster Entertainment.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Nathan was a partner with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Before resuming his legal career in 1995, he was a Managing Director and head of the Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Smith Barney Inc., as well as Managing Director and co-head of domestic M&A at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Nathan began his legal career at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in 1966. He became a partner of that firm in 1973.

Mr. Nathan was for many years a co-chairman of the Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe and the Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in the U.S. He has chaired or spoken at numerous other conferences and seminars in his capacity as a securities and M&A lawyer and investment banker.

Mr. Nathan is the former Chair of the Securities Regulation Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well the former Chair of the Subcommittee on Business Combinations and Proxy Statements of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is a Co-Chair of the Task Force on Shareholder Proposals of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the American Bar Association.

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