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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants  

Legal Services | India

tel: +91 11 41 11 52 22 | fax: +91 11 40 56 38 13
11th Floor, Tower A, DLF Towers Jasola | New Delhi | India

Main Contacts

Rohit Kochhar

Rohit KochharChairman & Managing Partner

Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants's Overview

Kochhar & Co. is the only Indian law firm with a pan-Indian presence with six full service offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi, and five overseas offices – in Atlanta, Dubai, Jeddah, Singapore and Tokyo. (Our presence in Saudi Arabia is in collaboration with a leading local law firm there).

The Delhi Office represents numerous Fortune 500 corporations and provides full service support on diverse areas including but not limited to regulatory approvals, general commercial work, information technology, foreign investments, joint ventures and technical collaborations, labor and employment law, infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas and taxation.

The Gurgaon presence is a full service office with emphasis, amongst other areas, on general commercial law, real estate law, employment law, company law, and taxation. The Firm's Intellectual Property law practice is based out of the Gurgaon office.

The Mumbai office has full service capabilities but is particularly well regarded for its expertise in areas such as banking, M&A, project finance, securities law, venture capital investments, maritime and oil and gas.

The Bangalore office is one of the most prominent law offices in Southern India in the area of information technology including internet and e-commerce laws. Kochhar & Co. is regarded by several international legal journals as the leading law firm for Information Technology, Outsourcing and e-Commerce work.

The Chennai office has a full service practice and represents some of the largest corporations in the world on a wide range of corporate, commercial and business law issues.

The Hyderabad office of the Firm is a full service office offering legal support and services in all areas of commercial, corporate and business laws.

The Atlanta office provides legal support to US & Canadian companies in setting up business operations in India. The office also assists Indian companies having business expansion plans in the US & Canada.

The Singapore office provides Indian law advice to Singapore companies which intend to invest or start business in India. The office also assists Indian companies that wish to establish a presence in Singapore and neighboring countries and / or raise capital from the Singapore Stock Exchange.

The Tokyo office provides full service legal support to major Japanese corporations in the areas of corporate law, litigation, labor and employment law, taxation, real estate and intellectual property. The Firm has represented more than 100 prominent Japanese corporations on various and diverse aspects of Indian laws.

The Dubai office provides full service legal support to UAE based companies who are looking into investing or starting business in India. The office also assists Indian companies that wish to establish a presence in UAE. The legal services include company formation and company law, real estate and construction, banking and finance, commercial and contractual, intellectual property, family law, shipping, insurance & litigation.

Client satisfaction is the cornerstone of the Firm’s work culture and Kochhar & Co. takes great pride in consistently adopting the highest international standards on all client matters.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1994
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 11
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 150


Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust, Unfair Competition and Trade Practices
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Company Formation
  • Corporate and Securities Laws
  • Corporate Governance
  • E-Commerce Transactions
  • Electricity Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Establishment of Indian subsidiaries for foreign corporations
  • Foreign Investment
  • Immigration
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade and Customs
  • Joint Ventures and Technical Collaborations
  • Labour Law
  • Licensing and Franchising
  • Litigation
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Outsourcing Arrangements
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Privatization & Disinvestments
  • Project and Corporate Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Approvals
  • Shipping
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Taxation: International and Local
  • Telecommunications
Representative Clients
  • Areva; Asahi Glass; ADB; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Bank of Tokyo, Mitsubishi UFJ; Barclays Bank; Bata India Limited; Dow Chemicals; Eli Lilly and Company; Emirates Airlines; Hitachi Ltd.; Honeywell; IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation; Intel Corporation; Itochu Corporation; Jabil Inc.; Konica Minolta; LIC Housing Finance Ltd.; Magna Donnelly; Mastercard; Mitsubishi Corporation; Mitsui Chemicals; Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.; Nortel Networks; ONGC; PTC India Financial Services LtdMastercard; Regus;Shin-Etsu Chemicals Co. Ltd.; Sumitomo Heavy Industries; Turner Broadcasting Inc.; United Health Group; United Overseas Bank; Visa International; Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Senior Partners/ Partners

Shahid Khan

Shahid KhanSenior Partner

Rohit Kochhar

Rohit KochharChairman & Managing Partner

Ngangom Luwang

Ngangom Junior LuwangSenior Partner

Syed Naqvi

Syed NaqviSenior Partner

Manek Palekar

Manek PalekarResident Partner - Dubai

Vijay Ravi

Vijay B RaviSenior Partner

Alok Tewari

Alok TewariSenior Partner

Dhruv Wahi

Dhruv WahiSenior Partner

Senior Associates/ Associates

Pritam Bhaumik

Pritam BhaumikPrincipal Associate

Dhruv Gandhi

Dhruv GandhiPrincipal Associate

Raj Kamal

Raj KamalSenior Associate

Imran Khan

Imran KhanResident Attorney - Tokyo

Indrani Lahiri

Indrani LahiriPrincipal Associate

Gaurav Sarin

Gaurav SarinPrincipal Associate

Menaka Sawhney

Menaka SawhneySenior Associate

Namrata Sharma

Namrata Kapoor SharmaSenior Associate

Gagan Verma

Gagan VermaPrincipal Associate


Priyanka Gupta

Priyanka GuptaDirector - Corporate Relations


Kochhar & Co. Advised UBM Plc. on US $ 841 Million Sale of its PR Newswire (PRN) Business to Cision
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, October 2016

UBM Plc, one of the world's leading media and B2B events company sold its worldwide PR Newswire business to Cision for USD 841 million. Cision is backed by Chicago based private equity firm GTCR and its affiliate GTCR Canyon Holdings (Cayman), L.P. Kochhar & Co. was the counsel advising UBM Plc on the Indian leg of the transaction that entailed the transfer of the PR Newswire division of UBM India Private Limited to Cision...

Section 66A Struck Down by Supreme Court
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2015

INTRODUCTION On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“Act”) as being unconstitutional. It also struck down a similar provision of the Kerala Police Act and read down the meaning of section 79 of the Act and its rules. The ruling is a huge victory for free speech in India in as much as Section 66A used very broad language in criminalizing information sent through electronic communication. SECTION 66A This provision, which was introduced by an amendment in 2009, made it a criminal offence to send information which was “grossly offensive” or had a “menacing character”...

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