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Christopher Agbe-Davies serves as Chair of the firm’s securities and corporate governance practice group. A seasoned corporate lawyer, Chris has deep expertise in securities regulation, capital markets and financing transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and compliance.

He has represented clients in public and private offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities, including “at-the-market” offerings, valued in excess of $16 billion. He has also represented clients with respect to securities compliance issues and ongoing disclosure requirements, including preparation of proxy statements and other annual, periodic and current filings. He has regularly counseled on insider trading compliance, stock exchange listing standards, director independence, related party transactions and best practices regarding board committee charters, among other corporate governance matters. He previously served as secretary of corporate governance, audit and compensation committees of public companies’ board of directors. His financing and M&A experience include drafting and negotiating revolving credit facilities and term loan agreements in transactions valued in excess of $4 billion, and drafting and negotiating transaction documents in M&A transactions valued in excess of $20 billion.

Having served in senior leadership roles at two large international corporations, including serving as the Deputy General Counsel of a Fortune 500 company and as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Chris understands how to help clients navigate their complex legal and business matters in practical, efficient and effective ways that clients want and deserve.

He previously served for over seven years in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission, progressing through various leadership roles including serving as Branch Chief. For his work at the SEC, he received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence and three Enforcement Division awards.

Chris began his law career as a corporate associate with the international law firm of King & Spalding where he represented clients in connection with securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.

He is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Maryland.


  • LL.M., Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., cum laude, Howard University School of Law
  • BBA, Accounting, Howard University


  • District of Columbia
  • State of Georgia
  • State of Texas

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