Christopher Diel
  1. Associate

Mr. Diel is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the London office. He advises corporations and investment banking clients on securities offerings and public listings. His practice focuses on equity and debt capital market offerings. Mr. Diel is a native German speaker.

Work Highlights

Capital Markets

  • Advised a leading German automobile manufacturer on its $3.5 billion bond offering, its $500 million reopening of notes previously offered and its $3 billion bond offering
  • Advised the underwriters on the $1 billion and $350 million bond offerings by U.S. subsidiaries of a UK electricity and natural gas company
  • Advised the underwriters on Zegona Communication's £100.5 million placing of new ordinary shares
  • Advised Roche Holdings on its $1.4 billion bond offering
  • Advised Netcompany Group on its IPO
  • Advised ContourGlobal on its IPO and its subsequent acquisition of Acciona Termosolar
  • Advised the underwriters on Oesterreichische Kontrollbank’s $1.5 billion notes offering in 2018 and $1.5 billion notes offering in 2019

Prior to joining Davis Polk, Mr. Diel’s representations included among others:

  •’s IPO in 2016
  • SEGRO’s rights issue in 2017
  • Heidelberger Leben’s and Cinven’s sale of Skandia Oesterreich in 2015

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2017
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, London, 2016-2017
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Munich, 2013-2016

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Munich, Germany


  • First Legal State Exam, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, 2009
  • Second Legal State Exam, Higher Regional Court (Kammergericht) of Berlin, Germany, 2013
  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2014
    • James Kent Scholar


  • German