Goods and Services Tax AlertSummons not to be issued to Managing Director, CEO, CFOs of companies routinely By the recent Guidelines for issuance of summons under Section 70 of the CGST Act – Instruction 03/2022- 23 [GST-Investigation], indiscriminate issuance of summons has been discouraged, and officers have been advised to issue summons judiciously. Other methods such as a letter for requisition of information instead of summons for obtaining information or collecting evidence have been encouraged. Summons are to be issued only after obtaining prior written approval from an officer not below the rank of Deputy/ Assistant Commissioner, with reasons recorded on the Summons...
Kochhar & Co. is one of the leading and largest corporate law firms in India.
Kochhar & Co. is the only Indian law firm with a pan-Indian presence with full-service offices in the seven (7) prominent Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Chandigarh and three overseas offices including in Dubai, Singapore and Chicago.
Kochhar & Co. 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 global standards of excellence.
Separate from our size and strength in New Delhi where Kochhar & Co. has its roots, the firm has a very robust presence in the South of India including in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.
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.
Amongst the large Indian firms, Kochhar & Co. is the only law firm with more than 80% of its revenues generated from leading foreign multinational corporations.
Kochhar & Co. has been ranked as India's Top - Tier (Tier 1) law firm in 8 (eight) distinct practice areas - Corporate M&A, Projects, Energy & Infrastructure, Litigation, White Collar Crime, Banking & Finance, Employment, TMT, Aviation & Defence by the prestigious publication - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Further, we have been recognised as a Recommended Firm by Legal 500 in 7 (seven) practices - Arbitration, Taxation, IPR, Data Protection, WTO & International Trade, Real Estate, Competition & Anti-Trust.
In its first ever India Legal Powerlist published by FORBES Magazine, 10 of the firm's senior partners were featured among India's Top 100 lawyers. FORBES has also acknowledged Kochhar & Co. as India's "Top Law firm" across various practice areas including White Collar Crime, Technology Law, Real Estate & Construction, Labour & Employment and Arbitration. Mr. Rohit Kochhar has been acclaimed as one of the "Top Managing Partners" in the country.
Kochhar & Co. is one of the most decorated Indian law firm and during the last few years the firm has been conferred numerous awards for excellence in corporate law including but not limited to the 'International Council of Jurists Award' bestowed by the Prime Minister, the National Bar Award, the 'Rajiv Gandhi' Award, the Rashtriya Gaurav Award (National Pride) and the ICCA's Excellence Award for placing India on the world map of legal services.
Year this Office was Established: 1994
Lawyers Worldwide: 150
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Customs AlertEnhancement of Monetary Limits gives relief to Importers and Exporters from Arrest and Prosecution Arrest and Prosecution are the most feared weapons in the armory of the Tax administrator. The recent guidelines introduced by the Government, put restraints on the manner of exercise of these powers to rule out arbitrariness, unfairness and to restrict such actions to serious offenders. There is no monetary limit for the exercise of the powers of arrest under the statute, but by Circular Nos. 12/2022-Cus. and 13/2022-Cus...
Tech Mahindra’s Acquisition of Perigord Kochhar & Co. advised Indian technology giant, Tech Mahindra on the acquisition of 70% stake in Perigord Asset Holdings Limited (“Perigord”), a digital workflow and artwork, labelling and BPO services firm. The strategic acquisition will help Tech Mahindra augment expertise in the global pharmaceutical, healthcare, and life science (HLS) sectors...
We are delighted to announce that the Firm represented Glance InMobi Pte Ltd (Glance), part of SoftBank-backed InMobi Group, with investments from Google and Mithril Capital, on its acquisition of ‘Shop101’ (O (1) India Private Limited). Glance delivers artificial intelligence-driven personalised content to screen zero of smartphones. Shop101 is a full-stack e-commerce company that has a network of 10 million resellers and 10,000 supplier partners, serving customers across over 2,000 towns in the country...