Christian W. Fabian - McDermott Will & Emery


Christian W. Fabian focuses his practice on US and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities law matters. He represents private equity sponsors and international businesses in US and cross-border M&A transactions, including public and private mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He advises clients regarding private equity investments, exits, rollover transactions, recapitalizations, private placements and corporate governance.

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  • Represented a global consumer products company in a transatlantic acquisition from a UK based private equity firm.
  • Represented Atkore in the acquisition of several businesses, including Elite Polymer Solutions, Cascade Poly Pipe & Conduit and Northwest Polymers.
  • Represented a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company in the acquisition of a developer of non-invasive medical devices*

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  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2023
  • The Legal 500 USA, 2022
  • BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars, 2015 to 2017, 2019, 2021
  • Chicago Magazine Law & Politics, Illinois Super Lawyer, 2013 to 2017, 2019, 2021


  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
    • President’s Club, member
    • Emerging Leaders Class of 2016, fellow, 2015 to 2016
  • ABA Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity, member
  • ABA Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions, member
  • ABA Business Law Section, member
  • University of Detroit School of Law, Dean’s Advisory Board, member, 2005 to 2017


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1994
Oakland University, BSE, 1990