Nicolas Grabar’s practice focuses on international capital markets and securities regulation and on the representation of large reporting companies.

He plays a primary role in the firm’s work for Fortune 100 companies, leading Mexican and Brazilian businesses, sovereigns, and global investment banks.

He 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. Nick has also specialized in the telecommunications and natural resources sectors, and has advised on acquisitions, joint ventures, privatizations, and debt restructuring. Nick repeatedly has been recognized for his work on behalf of clients, including by Latin Lawyer, which named him its “International Lawyer of the Year” in 2016. The publication described him as “an elite dealmaker with a reputation for assisting on novel financing structures that set precedents for others to follow.”

Nick joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1991. From 1985 to 1989, he was resident in the Paris office.

Selected Activities

  • “SEC Proposal on Resource Extraction Payments,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (February 9, 2016)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Council of the Americas
  • Former Chair, Annual “Global Capital Markets and the U.S. Securities Laws: Strategies for the Changing Regulatory Environment” Program, Practicing Law Institute, 2002-2010
  • Former Chair, Financial Reporting Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, TriBar Committee on Legal Opinions
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Brooklyn Youth Chorus Association

Publications

SEC Guidance on Audit Committees of Brazilian Issuers,” (November 13, 2018)

The Tesla Settlement – What It Means for Other Companies,” (October 30, 2018; republished November 14, 2018, by Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation)

A Look Under the Hood of Spotify’s Direct Listing,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (April 2018) 

Setting the Record Straight: Regulation G Doesn’t Apply to M&A Forecasts,” Deal Lawyers, Volume 11, No. 6 (November 2017)

SEC Proposes to Modernize and Simplify Disclosure Requirements for Public Companies,” (October 16, 2017)

“SEC’s Proposed New Mining Disclosures,” (June 20, 2016)

“Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The SEC’s Evolving Views,” (June 13, 2016)

“SEC Proposal on Resource Extraction Payments,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (February 9, 2016)

“New SEC Staff Guidance on General Solicitation,” Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation (November 4, 2015)

“Getting Ready for Proxy Access,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (November 1, 2015).

U.S. Regulation of the International Securities and Derivatives Markets, Wolters Kluwer (11th edition, 2014)

“Private Offerings: SEC Liberalizes the Rules but also Proposes New Requirements,” VC Experts (October 23, 2013)

NYSE IPO Guide, Caxton (2nd edition, 2013)


Events