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For financial institutions, banks and creditors, Nicolas Diefenbacher provides clarity in complex derivatives litigation stemming from bankruptcy matters. He also defends clients in asset-backed securities litigation, including RMBS, with a particular focus on the valuation of repurchase claims.
Nicolas strives to help clients make sound decisions based on the facts, and he frequently leverages numerical data to assess possible outcomes. His experience and knowledge of the derivatives and securitization transactions underlying a case allow him to anticipate how a court may rule. By presenting challenges and solutions in a concise, analytical manner, Nicolas helps clients assess risk and make informed decisions about their next steps.
When clients seek to assert claims in bankruptcy-related derivative actions, Nicolas performs in-depth reviews of transaction documents and structures while analyzing pertinent laws. In RMBS litigation, he surveys the valuation of repurchase claims and establishes and evaluates settlement metrics to help clients develop favorable settlement terms.
Large European banks in particular appreciate that Nicolas is trained in French law and speaks French. Having lived and worked in France, he brings together stakeholders across various cultures and vantage points.
Before he joined Davis+Gilbert, Nicolas built a foundation of cross-border experience as an associate at Jones Day.
- Columbia Law School (J.D., 2008)
- Notes Editor and Member of the Board, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
- Institute of Political Sciences of Paris (B.A., 2003)
- New York