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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Frankfurt, London, New York, Washington DC

J Christian Nahr

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate, finance, private acquisitions and private equity


Mr. Nahr is a corporate partner and head of the Firm’s global Leveraged Finance Practice. Mr. Nahr represents private equity sponsors, corporations, hedge funds and investment banks in a broad array of complex cross-border and domestic financing transactions.  He has significant experience representing borrowers in leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, recapitalizations and restructurings.  Mr. Nahr's practice includes advising on syndicated secured facilities, second lien loans, mezzanine financings and private placements.


He joined the Firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2005.


French, German


Mr. Nahr received his LLM from New York University School of Law in 1994 and his LLB from Free University of Berlin in 1992 (With honors).

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP enjoys a strong reputation in the market, both for its borrower and lender work. The hugely experienced F William Reindel has stepped down as group head and is concentrating more on the fee-earning work, and has been replaced at the helm by J. Christian Nahr, who is well regarded for his advice to sponsors. The firm added to its sponsor side team through the recruitment of Adam Summers from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, while the arrival of partner Meredith Mackey, formerly counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, added to the lender side. One of the firm’s most significant matters came from luxury fashion company Coach, concerning its $2bn financing for its acquisition of the fashion brand, Kate Spade. The firm also advised Goldman Sachs on the $455m financing of its acquisition of Transcendia, a plastics products manufacturer. On the lender side, a team headed by Brian Murphy and Reindel, advised a group of five joint lead arrangers, led by Citibank, on the $990m financing of Onex’s acquisition of Moran Foods. Other key partners include Daniel Bursky, Stewart Kagan and Julian Chung.

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