Charles Nathan

Chuck Nathan is a Senior Advisor with Finsbury and advises global clients on M&A, financial transactions, governance, Board issues and shareholder matters.
Prior to joining Finsbury, Nathan was partner at Latham & Watkins, where he was co-head of the global M&A practice as well as co-head of the firm’s Corporate Governance Task Force. Nathan represented companies and financial advisors in many significant, high-profile mergers and acquisitions, including Roche’s acquisition of the public’s minority stake in Genentech, InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch, and LiveNation’s merger with Ticketmaster Entertainment.
Nathan also previously served as a Partner with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and was a Managing Director and head of the Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Smith Barney Inc.
Nathan has been named by the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the 100 most influential corporate governance professionals for two consecutive years. He is the renowned author of many articles on M&A and corporate governance topics, is a frequent panelist at M&A and corporate governance seminars and programs, teaches M&A at Yale Law School, and has chaired a number of bar association committees. Nathan received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Posts by Charles Nathan

  • “Activists Are Not the Culprit: So Don’t Shoot the Messenger” (08.25.16 )

    By Charles M. Nathan, Senior Advisor, at Finsbury The Conference Board Governance Center has been heavily engaged in the current discussion in the marketplace on “long-termism versus short-termism,” most notably with our publication of the report “Is Short-Termism Jeopardizing the Future Prosperity of Business.” At the Governance Center, we believe in presenting differing points of […]

  • M&A Communications Challenges Posed by Tax Inversion Deals (12.15.14 )

    By Kal Goldberg, Partner, Finsbury and Charles Nathan, Senior Advisor, Finsbury Tax inversion deals are clearly the most talked about M&A deal structure we have seen for many years. Unlike other hot-topic M&A deal structures (think LBOs or activist investor campaigns), inversions involve a highly charged political controversy in the context of the global competitiveness […]

  • Recommendations from The Conference Board Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement (03.27.14 )

    By Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP & Chuck Nathan, Partner & Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury The 2008 financial crisis and the slow recovery that has followed has brought further evidence tending to support the view that the structure of our corporate sector needs adjustment, and that its faults affect the competitiveness of […]

  • Communications Challenges at the New Frontiers of Corporate Governance Activism (01.08.14 )

    By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury The principal corporate governance campaigns of the past decade have reached a plateau in terms of both investor commitment and implementation. These governance issues (such as majority voting, de-classifying staggered boards, eliminating super-majority votes and executive compensation excesses) are not by any means going away. Indeed, […]

  • What to Do When an Activist Comes Knocking (10.15.13 )

    By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury Activist investors are currently the darlings of the equity markets and the financial media. Many of the leading activist investors (Bill Ackman, Dan Loeb, Nelson Peltz and Carl Icahn, to name a few) appear regularly on business news channels, have their investment forays avidly covered by […]