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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.



Update on Dodd-Frank requirements

The CFTC approved a final rule on the cross-border application of certain swap provisions under the Commodity Exchange Act, further narrowing the U.S. Person definition from the previous 2013 guidance.

Term SOFR endorsed by the ARRC

  • LIBOR Transition
The ARRC formally recommended the CME Group's Term SOFR to support the transition away from LIBOR and as the replacement rate for contracts that use the ARRC's recommended LIBOR replacement language.

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.


  • Private Equity
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Compliance Advisory


  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)

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