Nicolas Grabar

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Liberty Street 1
New York 10006 NY US

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.


  • “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


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Harvard College, B.A., 1978


  • New York
  • Paris


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