Christian W. Fabian: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Christian W. Fabian

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 8573

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  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Institutions M&A
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 8573
Fax: 312 706 8535
University Oakland University, B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1990
Law SchoolUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
Admitted1994, Michigan; 1999, Illinois

•Emerging Leaders Class of 2016, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
•Member, Dean's Advisory Board, University of Detroit School of Law
•Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
•ABA Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions
•ABA Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity
•Association for Corporate Growth


Christian Fabian is a transactional lawyer and corporate adviser whose practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities law matters.

Christian represents purchasers and sellers of domestic and international businesses in complex public and private mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He advises clients regarding recapitalizations, private equity investments, private placements of securities and other corporate finance matters, as well as corporate governance and securities law matters.

Christian also represents issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings of equity and debt securities, Rule 144A and Reg. S offerings, including high yield debt and convertible debt, consent solicitations, exchange offers and other liability management transactions.

He has worked with clients in a number of industries, including gaming, telecommunications, automotive, packaging, food, consulting, healthcare, aviation, construction, real estate and technology.

In 2013-2014, Christian was designated an Illinois Super Lawyer by the influential Law & Politics and the publishers of Chicago Magazine. He has also been recognized as an “Honored Member” by Cambridge’s Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, he held engineering positions with TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Inc., in Detroit (1989-1992).


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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Is Collaborative Law an Option for Resolving M&A Disputes?
Christian W. Fabian,Brian A. Slade, September 25, 2014
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when the corporate romance sours in a merger or acquisition. Post-closing disputes in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) are complex, costly and time-consuming. In the courtship stage of an M&A deal, the parties may overlook differences, the seller...
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Christian W. Fabian

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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