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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.



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).

ISDA's IBOR Fallbacks Protocol FAQ

  • LIBOR Transition
ISDA released their 2020 IBOR Fallbacks Protocol and Supplement on October 23, 2020. To help you understand ISDA's final documentation, Chatham has provided an explanation of how these documents will affect your existing and future interest rate hedges.

CFTC expands additional LIBOR transition relief for market participants

  • LIBOR Transition
The CFTC issued three no-action letters, targeting specific regulatory requirements, to provide relief for U.S. market participants as they transition existing derivatives away from LIBOR.
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  • Private Equity
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Compliance Advisory


  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)

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