Christopher GuhinAssociate

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Christopher Guhin has a diverse litigation and corporate restructuring practice focused on providing counsel to banks, private equity funds, hedge funds and large investment managers.  Mr. Guhin specializes in the analysis of legal rights and obligations under complex contracts and developing strategies to maximize clients’ leverage.

Mr. Guhin spent part of 2013 and 2014 seconded to the compliance division of a major investment bank.

Representative Matters

Mr. Guhin's past and current representations include the following:
  • 21st Century Oncology, Inc. (ad hoc term lender/noteholder group);
  • Avaya Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured creditors);
  • Caesars Entertainment Corporation (ad hoc group of first lien lenders);
  • Foresight Energy LP (ad hoc group of bondholders);
  • General Motors Corporation (general unsecured creditor);
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (derivatives counterparties);
  • Representing a special committee of a board of directors with respect to a potential interested-party transaction;
  • Representing two investment banks in a contractual dispute with a mutual client who failed to pay fees owed upon consummation of a tender offer;
  • Representing investment bank in contractual dispute with former employees of an Australian subsidiary;
  • Preparing submissions to the ISDA Determinations Committee and an external review panel regarding a Failure to Pay Credit Event; and
  • Providing regulatory advice with respect to the Volcker Rule and the commodities and derivatives regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act.


  • Co-author, "CFTC Proposed Regulation AT," Stroock Special Bulletin, February 26, 2016
  • Co-author, "'Arrange, Negotiate or Execute' – Guidance in SEC Final Rule on De Minimis Exception," Stroock Special Bulletin, February 24, 2016
  • Co-author, "Final Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps: A Comparison," Stroock Special Bulletin, January 25, 2016
  • Co-author, "New "Intel"-igence on ISDA 'Loss' Definition," Stroock Special Bulletin, January 14, 2016
  • Co-author, "Recent Developments in the Regulatory Treatment of Bitcoin," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, January 2016
  • Co-author, "Recent Developments in the Regulatory Treatment of Bitcoin," Stroock Special Bulletin, October 19, 2015
  • Co-author, “CFTC Cross-Border Margin Proposal,” Stroock Special Bulletin, July 20, 2015
  • Co-author, “SEC Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Proposal,” Stroock Special Bulletin, May 13, 2015
  • Co-author, “Checkpoint: Update - Implementation Schedule of Margin Requirements for Uncleared Derivatives,” Derivatives: Financial Products Report , April 2015, Vol. 16, No. 8

Admitted To Practice

New York, 2009

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2008

A.B., Brown University, 2005