Education

State University of New York Stony Brook (B.A., 1985)
St. John's University (J.D., 1995)

Christopher Murray

Partner

  • New York
  • 120 Broadway
  • 32nd Floor
  • New York, NY 10271
  • 212-238-3069

 

Mr. Murray joined Emmet in 2006 after ten years at White & Case.  Prior to that, he spent six years as a corporate trust officer at Bankers Trust Company.

He has extensive experience representing New York bank clients in their roles as trustee, collateral agent, escrow agent, servicer, back-up servicer, custodian and administrative agent.  Mr. Murray has expertise in global and domestic secured and unsecured corporate finance transactions, project finance transactions, asset-backed and mortgage-backed transactions, trust receipts, and custodial/escrow matters.  Mr. Murray also represents trustees, collateral agents and administrative agents in domestic and cross-border restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings.  In particular, he has worked on numerous bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring proceedings in Argentina as well as matters relating to the UK, Venezuela and Mexico.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of an indenture trustee in connection with a tender offer and consent solicitation for project bonds issued by a heavy oil crude project in the Orinoco Belt region of Venezuela.  Named 2008 Restructuring Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer magazine.
  • Representation of an indenture trustee in connection with the restructuring of the senior notes of a logistics and transportation company located in Mexico.
  • Representation of an indenture trustee and collateral agent in connection with second-lien notes issued by a commercial bank holding company as part of its reorganization plan.
  • Representation of an indenture trustee in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of a natural gas and electricity utility.
  • Representation of agent banks in various transactions involving wind power generation.
  • Representation of agent banks in connection with loan and security agreements.
  • Representation of an indenture trustee in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings of a Canadian oil sand producer.
  • Representation of an indenture trustee in connection with auto receivables transactions.
  • Representation of collateral agents in numerous cross border asset-backed transactions.
  • Representation of indenture trustee in numerous debt restructurings and concursos proceedings in Argentina.

Admissions

New York, 1996
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2009

Education

State University of New York Stony Brook (B.A., 1985)
St. John's University (J.D., 1995)

Professional Activities

Publication:

"Baptism by Fire:  A Trust Administrator's Guide to Reviewing Indentures", Banking Law Journal.