Mr. Chowdhury is a Principal in the Ares Legal Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2022, Mr. Chowdhury was a Principal in the Legal Department of SSG Advisors LLP, where he was an internal advisor and deal counsel on private credit and special situations investments as well as post investment asset management in India and Asia Pacific. Previously, Mr. Chowdhury was a Counsel at Trilegal. In addition, he was a Principal Associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, where he primarily advised banks, financial institutions and sponsors on transaction structuring and deal execution in the structured credit, leveraged finance and restructuring space. Mr. Chowdhury holds a B.A., with honors, and an L.L.B. from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India.