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 other strategic corporate transactions. His practice focuses on equity and debt capital market offerings as well as general corporate matters.

Mr. Diel is a native German speaker.

Work Highlights

  • A leading German automobile manufacturer on various Rule 144A bond offerings, totaling $12 billion
  • BBA Aviation on its $650 million Rule 144A bond offering 
  • ContourGlobal on its £1.7 billion IPO and London premium listing, as well as its subsequent €806 million Class 1 acquisition of Acciona Termosolar
  • Netcompany on its DKK 7.75 billion IPO and Nasdaq Copenhagen listing
  • Reliance Industries on a consent solicitation in respect of three series of Yankee bonds 
  • Roche on its $1.4 billion Rule 144A bond offering
  • The underwriters on various Rule 144A bond offerings by US subsidiaries of a leading UK electricity and natural gas company, totaling $1.9 billion
  • The underwriters on various SEC-registered notes offerings by Oesterreichische Kontrollbank, totaling $4.5 billion
  • The underwriters on Zegona Communication's £100.5 million placing of new ordinary shares
  • The underwriters on Deutsche Bank’s $1.0 billion SEC-registered offering of subordinated Tier 2 notes









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

  • Heidelberger Leben’s and Cinven’s sale of Skandia Oesterreich
  • SEGRO’s rights issue
  •’s IPO

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


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


  • German