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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


Main Contacts

Rohit Kochhar

Rohit KochharChairman & Managing Partner

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


Nishant Menon

Nishant MenonSenior Partner



Vijay Ravi

Vijay B RaviSenior Partner


Alok Tewari

Alok TewariSenior Partner


Dhruv Wahi

Dhruv WahiSenior Partner

Articles

Kochhar & Co. - Indian Company Law Update - July-August 2019
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, September 2019

MCA UPDATE – JULY 2019 What When Summary 1. Notification of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) with regards to filing / verification of KYC details of the directors 25.07.2019 The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) has notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019. With the notification of these Rules, the ambiguity as regards the filing of KYC details of the directors every year has been removed...

Indian Corporate Law and FEMA Update – June - July 2019
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, September 2019

What When Summary 1. Online reporting for filing of Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets (FLA Return) by Indian Companies 28.06.2019 The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) has introduced a new web based online reporting for filing of Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets (“FLA Return”) by every entity having received / made foreign investment in the previous year (s) including current year, thereby discontinuing the existing mechanism of email-based submission of FLA forms. With the introduction of web based online filing, the reporting in excel sheet format has been discontinued with immediate effect...

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Press

Kochhar & Co. Chairman and Managing Partner Conferred the Prestigious Bharat Shiromani Award 2019
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, May 2019

Kochhar & Co. is pleased to share that our founding member & managing partner, Mr. Rohit Kochhar has been conferred the prestigious Bharat Shiromani Award 2019 for “Excellence in the field of Corporate Law and Legal Entrepreneurship”. The other recipients of the Bharat Shiromani Award this year include Lord Swraj Paul who was felicitated with the lifetime achievement award and Mr. Rikhipal Singh Thakral, the leading Indian entrepreneur in Singapore. Instituted in the year 1977, the Bharat Shiromani Award honours Indians (both resident & non-resident) from across the world in recognition of their outstanding achievements in various fields...

Kochhar & Co. Represents Public Sector Oil Marketing Cos.(OMCs) before the Competition Commission (CCI) Against Allegations of Anti-Competitiveness and Abuse of Dominant Position; CCI Imposes USD $5.2 Million Penalty on the Sugar Manufacturers
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, April 2019

Kochhar & Co. successfully represented the three leading public sector units (PSUs) namely Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited – BPCL; Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited – HPCL; and Indian Oil Corporation Limited – IOCL; together referred to as the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) before the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against allegations of anti-competitiveness and abuse of dominant position. Kochhar & Co’s competition team comprising of Reeta Mishra and Abhishek Verma, led by the Anti-trust & Competition practice head - Piyush Gupta, represented the OMCs before the CCI...

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