Dina Chowdhury

Counsel

Practice Groups and Client Sectors:

Financial ServicesInternationalCorporateRestructuring

Areas of Focus:

Compliance
Dina Chowdhury

Education

Case Western University

J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles

B.A. in English & B.A. in Philosophy

Bars & Courts

  • New York Bar
  • New Jersey Bar

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Professional Experience

Dina Chowdhury joins Rimon Law from Deutsche Bank in London, where she was a Vice-President in Fixed Income Compliance. At Deutsche Bank, she covered the Structured Finance, Emerging Markets, Structured Equity and Credit businesses. She was responsible for regulatory and compliance oversight for all aspects of the businesses, which included implementing global compliance programs, leading internal investigations, interacting with all regulatory bodies, training businesses, and reporting to the board on the bank’s compliance framework.

Prior to Deutsche Bank, Dina was in private practice where she specialized in structured finance. Her experience has particularly focused on financings, securitization transactions, collateralized debt obligations, and restructuring of commercial real estate debt.

Dina has advised various market participants (including issuers, arrangers, trustees, various agents, distressed investors, creditor committees and commercial banks) involved in a wide range of debt instruments, bonds, establishment of debt programs, liability management and private placements, and in the securitization of a wide variety of assets in numerous jurisdictions. Specifically, she has extensively advised agents and trustees in connection with defaults, restructurings and insolvencies, and the exercise of their powers and discretions. She has also regularly advised on cross-border asset portfolio transactions, debt financing and the trading of bank debt, trade claims, unregistered securities and other illiquid instruments under both the Loan Syndication and Trading Association (LSTA) and the Loan Market Association (LMA) debt trading regimes.

Ms. Chowdhury has counseled large servicers and special servicers in the commercial real estate market and has been involved in the European commercial mortgage securitization market, having acted on various large-scale CMBS transactions. She has regularly advised facility agents and security trustees on real estate investment and development financing transactions in cross-border transactions in relation to all asset classes (including logistics, office and retail properties, hotels, student accommodation, shopping centers, residential and multi-family properties). She has also advised on transactions involving other asset classes such as residential mortgages, consumer leases, public house income streams and ticket sale receivables.

Ms. Chowdhury obtained her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was honored as part of the Moot Court Regional Competition, ranking 7th out of 40. She completed her B.A. in English and Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Acted for the Issuer and Servicer (Capital Asset Servicer) on the Tahiti Starwood Hotel Securitization Restructuring £535m tranche of the whole loan comprising £756m.
  • Acted regularly for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America on the acquisition and sale of par and distressed bank loans, trade claims, illiquid bonds, and equity interests.
  • Acted for various Lehman issuers such as Eurosail, Windermere and Excaliber programs in relation to the arranging/originating of RMBS and CMBS notes.
  • Acted for the Tesco III and Tesco IV CMBS securitizations involving a £450m structured finance arrangement which would facilitate a sale and leaseback program.
  • Acted for broker/dealers in CDO transactions which included Base CLO I B.V., Euroloan CLO I, Clio European CLO, Market CLO, Oaktree CLO and Windmill CLO I.
  • Acted for the Royal Bank of Scotland on the transfer of £1.4bn mixed commercial real estate loans to UK based corporates.
  • Acted for Deutsche Trustee Company, The Bank of New York Mellon and HSBC Bank plc in their capacity as corporate trustees, syndicated loan agents and collateral agents on a variety of structured finance and other debt capital market transactions.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

  • JP Morgan Panel – Capital Requirements under Basel III