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Nicolas Grabar

Nicolas Grabar

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Nick Grabar is a partner based in the New York office. Nick’s practice focuses on advising sovereigns and large corporates as they address international capital markets.

Nick is internationally distinguished and repeatedly recognized as one of the world’s best capital markets lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America, IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, The Legal 500 U.S., The Legal 500 Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, and The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers.

Nick has extensive experience in international financings in public and private markets, in U.S. securities law and regulations applicable to foreign issuers, and in the regulation of financial reporting. His broad expertise includes dealing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with Exchange Act reporting, securities offerings, and financial reporting. Most recently, Nick advised in the IPOs of Netshoes, Cementos Pacasmayo, Centro de Imagem Diagnósticos, Alliar, CPFL Energia, VisaNet Brasil, Sonae Sierra Brasil and SABESP amongst others. Nick also represented the Federative Republic of Brazil in its SEC-registered $1.5 billon notes offering, marking Cleary’s first representation of the sovereign in the international capital markets, and the United Mexican States in introducing the new generation of collective action and ranking clauses for sovereign bonds, which reflect the outcome of extensive consultations among sovereign issuers, the official sector and market participants. He regularly advises Latin American corporates in their international financings, borrowings and other matters, including América Móvil, BNDES, MercadoLibre and Vale, among others.

Over the past year, Nick has also been one of the lead partners representing longstanding client Petrobras in its SEC reporting, corporate governance, litigation and financing matters, including over $13 billion in debt capital markets transactions.

Nick has also advised clients on securities matters related to some of the most high-profile M&A transactions over the past few years, including Family Dollar in its $9.3 billion acquisition by Dollar Tree, BHP Billiton in the multi-billion dollar demerger of its non-core assets to a new global diversified metals and mining company called South32 and the establishment of South32’s ADR program, and Kindred Healthcare in various multi-billion dollar M&A transactions. Nick joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1991. From 1985 to 1989, he was resident in the Paris office. Nick received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

Nicolas Grabar is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Hot Topics in Global Capital Markets - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Rule 144A Offerings and 4(a)(2) Debt Private Placements - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The SEC’s Evolving Views (June 13, 2016) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Congress Rolls Back SEC Resource Extraction Payments Rule (February 3, 2017) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Hot Topics in Global Capital Markets - Hot Topics in Global Capital Markets, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Rule 144A Offerings and 4(a)(2) Debt Private Placements - Rule 144A Offerings and 4(a)(2) Debt Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions - Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions , Monday, November 13, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Hot Topics in Global Capital Markets - Hot Topics in Global Capital Markets, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Rule 144A Offerings and 4(a)(2) Debt Private Placements - Rule 144A Offerings and 4(a)(2) Debt Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hot Topics in Global Capital Markets - Hot Topics in Global Capital Markets, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Rule 144A Offerings and 4(a)(2) Debt Private Placements - Rule 144A Offerings and 4(a)(2) Debt Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions - Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions , Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, New York, NY
Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Friday, May 26, 2017, New York, NY
49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
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