Primary Industries

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of New York
  • Connecticut State Bar

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association (Standing Committee on Law and National Security)

American Society of International Law

New York City Bar Association

Gerson Lehrman Group

Community Involvement

International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (Board Member)

New York Law School (Adjunct Professor of Law)

St. George’s University, School of Graduate Studies (Former Visiting Professor of Law)

United Nations Development Programme Ghana (former Advisor)

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D.

Cornell University, B.A.

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Amit K. Chhabra

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New York
T: 212.730.7700
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Amit Chhabra is a Regulatory Attorney who counsels his clients on governmental agency inquiries, exchange examinations and investigations implicating the securities, derivatives, futures and commodities laws. He advises leading banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory risk, crisis management and compliance issues. Focusing on government relations, he represents foreign banking interests to the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury, SEC, CFTC, state regulators and legislative bodies including the U.S. Congress.

Mr. Chhabra advises clients on the expansion and introduction of financial products into local capital markets around the world. He has considerable experience in the areas of banking, securities, futures and derivatives regulation. Mr. Chhabra also offers counsel regarding structured fund investments, divestments, intra-group dealings, organic changes, IHC and Resolution Plan issues, customer agreement policies, anticipated congressional amendments and agency rule-making.

Mr. Chhabra possesses regulatory expertise in the Volcker Rule, Dodd Frank Title VII, ISDA Protocol, Investment Company Act of 1940, Bank Holding Company Act, Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Commodity Exchange Act, International Banking Act, Basel Accords, Federal Reserve's Enhanced Prudential Standards, Regulations K, W and YY. He has significant experience working with FINRA counsel to secure approvals for mergers, subordinated debt, intra-group financings, joint back office operations and beneficial ownership changes.

Mr. Chhabra is currently on assignment with a leading financial services group and global investment bank.

Community Involvement

Mr. Chhabra undertakes many pro bono matters in the human rights field. He is a board member at the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School. He previously served as an advisor to the United Nations Development Programme Ghana on constitutional law matters, and as a Visiting Professor of Law for St. George’s University where he lectured and wrote on international law, security, criminal responsibility and medical ethics. He provides ongoing advice to an Armenian advocacy group with respect to the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.

Education

Mr. Chhabra earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, during which time he interned for Honorable George B. Daniels (SDNY) and externed for Honorable Ilana D. Rovner (US Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit), and was recognized as a Notre Dame Public Interest Law Fellow.

Representative Matters

• Structured $1B private equity real estate BRIC/North America offering, including management company constituent documents.
• Structured $300M commercial real estate-collateralized debt obligation, including joint venture, stock purchase agreement and warehouse facility.
• Represented India-based bank in UK market by preparing $100M Private Placement Memorandum for Mauritian umbrella fund, along with fund constitution and investment facilitation agreement.
• Developed 1940 Act registered closed-end fund feeding into a Mauritian parent fund so as to preserve double
taxation avoidance aim. Secured Shariah Board guidance and sub-fund approval.
• Structured Luxembourg-based SICAV with feeder into bank subsidiary’s Mauritian umbrella fund so as to preserve double-taxation avoidance aim and to centralize management in Luxembourg.

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Past Speaking Engagements