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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants  

Legal Services | India

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


Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants's Overview

Kochhar & Co. is one of the leading and largest corporate law firms in India. The Firm enjoys the distinction of being the only Indian law firm with a full-service presence in the six (6) prominent Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon and Hyderabad and four overseas offices - Dubai, Singapore, Atlanta and Jeddah (affiliate office). The Firm has been ranked as the Top-Tier Firm (2018) in the areas of Aviation & Defence, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Labour & Employment, Intellectual Property, Projects, Energy & Infrastructure Laws, Real Estate & Construction and TMT by the prestigious publication the Legal 500.

Kochhar & Co. is the preferred Indian law firm for multinational corporations (MNCs) doing business in India and represents more than 75 of the Fortune Global 500 companies. The Firm acts as the Indian counsel for some of the largest MNCs from North America, Europe, South‐East Asia and Japan and over the years, has established a very strong reputation for the highest quality of legal support and client service. The Firm is the first Indian law firm to have conceived a ‘client satisfaction program’ and has been a pioneer in this field. The Firm takes pride in providing high quality, responsive, solution-seeking and business oriented legal support consistent with the global standards of excellence. In a survey of Indian law firms, Kochhar & Co. was ranked as the top full-service law firm in the country on parameters of client satisfaction.

The first presence established by Kochhar & Co. was in New Delhi and the Delhi office is also the largest of the six full service offices of the Firm. During the last decade, the Delhi presence of Kochhar & Co. has grown rapidly to become one of the largest corporate law firms in India's capital. The Gurgaon office specializes in providing comprehensive legal advice and support to its clients who are leading players in the banking, finance, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, telecom, automotive, aviation, manufacturing, real estate and IT Sectors. It also has an integrated Intellectual Property (“IP”) law practice which is widely recognized as one of the premier IP practices in India.

Separate from our size and strength in New Delhi where the Firm has its roots, the Kochhar law firm has a dominant presence in the South of India with offices in all important commercial cities of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. Illustratively, the Chennai office of the firm is the largest law firm in the State of Tamil Nadu with the largest corporate law practice which represents some of the largest corporations in the world on a wide range of corporate, commercial, real estate, white-collar and litigation matters. Further, our Bangalore office is one of the most prominent firms in the State of Karnataka - a pioneer in the field of technology law and covers a wide range from IT contracts, e‐commerce and intellectual property to venture capital investment, securities offerings and employee benefits. The Bangalore office has been consistently ranked as the leading firm in India’s Silicon Valley.

Kochhar & Co. is the first and the only law firm from the Indian sub-continent (and in fact from the continent of Asia) to have been granted a license by the Dubai Legal Affairs department to practice local UAE and DIFC laws.

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

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Admiralty & Maritime law
  • Anti-Bribery & Corruption
  • Anti-Dumping
  • Anti-Trust & Competition Law
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets & Securities Laws
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Corporate Governance
  • Defence & Aerospace
  • E-Commerce
  • Energy (Renewable & Conventional)
  • Environment
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising / Licensing Agreements/ Distributorship Agreements
  • Immigration
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure & Projects
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labour & Employment
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Litigation
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Oil & Gas
  • Outsourcing Arrangements
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Privatization & Divestments
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Start-ups practice
  • Taxation (Direct & Indirect)
  • Telecommunications
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workplace Discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Laws (POSH)
Representative Clients
  • Kochhar & Co. represents more than 75 of the Global Fortune 500 companies. Some of our prominent clients include but are not limited to Alibaba, Aon Hewitt Air France/KLM, Apple, Asian Development Bank, Bloomberg, Cable & Wireless, China Aluminum International Engineering Corporation Limited, Cisco, Dell, Deutsche Bank, EMC Corporation, Eisai Co., Exxon Mobil, Fujitsu Inc., Grainger Inc., Honda Motor Co., Hitachi, Honeywell, HSBC, Itochu, Jabil Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Lexmark Inc., Lubrizol Corporation, MasterCard, Mitsubishi Corporation, Oracle, Panasonic, Softbank, Suez, Textron Inc., Toyota Motors, Tenneco, Turner Inc., United Health Group (“UHG”), Wells Fargo Bank etc.
  • The Firm is also the preferred legal services provider to major domestic corporations including amongst others, Indian Oil and ONGC, the largest Indian companies by revenues and market cap. Other leading Indian corporations represented by the firm include Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Engineers India Limited (EIL), National Fertilizers Corporation and Cement Corporation of India.
Professionals

Senior Partners/ Partners

Shahid Khan

Shahid KhanSenior Partner

Rohit Kochhar

Rohit KochharChairman & Managing Partner

Ngangom Luwang

Ngangom Junior LuwangSenior 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

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


Others

Pritam Bhaumik

Pritam BhaumikPrincipal Associate

Priyanka Gupta

Priyanka GuptaDirector - Corporate Relations


Articles

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, October 2017

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act - A well meaning legislation albeit with complex terms, anomalies and aggressive penal provisions The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act (“the Act”) is undoubtedly a welcome and much awaited enactment. The genesis of the Act lies in the UN Convention for persons with disabilities and the Act seeks to fulfill India’s obligations under this International treaty. Curiously, it has taken the Indian Parliament more than a decade to enact this legislation and the Rules thereunder (“the Rules”) were notified only recently. However, like they say better late than never...

Title Insurance in India: An Opportunity Awaits
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, September 2017

Under RERA, the promoter of a real estate project is obliged to obtain the requisite insurance policies required to secure the development of project and insurances as may be notified by the government. The lack of transparency and uniformity in the Indian real estate market has done little to entice insurance companies from tapping into lucrative land deals and developing insurance products for the real estate sector...

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Press

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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