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Christopher Bender

Regulatory Advisory

Private Equity | Kennett Square, PA


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About Christopher

Christopher Bender is a Director of Regulatory Advisory where he serves Chatham’s private equity, infrastructure, and real estate clients. Chris brings significant experience advising on global derivatives regulatory regimes — including Dodd-Frank, EMIR, and MiFID II — and compliance with derivatives regulation.

Chris leads our participation in ISDA working groups responsible for providing feedback to regulators and developing industry standards to new regulation. Prior to Chatham, Chris was an attorney at Duane Morris LLP where he practiced real estate and public finance law.

Chris earned a B.S. from Cornell University, a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.



FAQ: USD LIBOR Transition to SOFR

  • LIBOR Transition
USD markets started transitioning from LIBOR to SOFR in 2017 after the FCA announced that LIBOR was at risk of discontinuation at the end of 2021. Chatham’s experts answer the most pressing questions asked by our clients about how the transition will affect their port.

2021 ISDA Interest Rate Derivatives Definitions

  • LIBOR Transition
ISDA’s Benchmark Reform Working Group is in the process of updating the 2006 ISDA Definitions to include a modular approach towards term rate calculations. ISDA’s modifications to their Definitions would allow market participants to better align their derivatives with the conventions employed in their cash products.

Changes to LIBOR administration in the U.S. and UK

  • LIBOR Transition
The FCA and IBA proposed changes to their respective administration of GBP LIBOR and USD LIBOR towards the end of 2020, as the LIBOR transition nears its original 2021 deadline. Details are below about the proposed legislation (FCA) and the extension of certain LIBOR tenors into 2023 (IBA).
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  • Private Equity
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Compliance Advisory


  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)

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