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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

Shampa Bhattacharya

Shampa BhattacharyaSenior 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


Senior Associates/ Associates

Tushar Chowdhary

Tushar ChowdharySenior Associate

Articles

COVID 19 - Relaxation of Regulatory Compliances Under the Companies Act, 2013 Introduced by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

The much-awaited relaxation of regulatory compliances under the Companies Act, 2013 (hereinafter “the Act”) have been introduced by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (hereinafter “the MCA”). Please see below the detailed analysis of relaxations introduced by the MCA on regulatory compliances applicable under the Act: (i) Directors need not plan their Board meetings in the coming quarter of this calendar year i.e. upto June 30, 2020. The directors can plan their Board meeting sometime during the last month of the next quarter i.e. by end of September 30, 2020...

COVID-19: An Update for India (March 24, 2020)*
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

In an attempt to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is contained effectively, the Indian Government has mandated a complete nationwide lockdown for 21 days beginning from March 25, 2020, 00:00 hrs.   Mandatory Closure of Commercial Establishments All shops, commercial establishments, factories, workshops and offices, excluding establishments engaged in providing essential are required to be shut down...

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Press

Kochhar & Co. Announces that Rajarshi Chakrabarti has Re-joined the Firm as Senior Partner and Resident Head of the Mumbai Office
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, February 2020

Kochhar & Co. (the Firm) is pleased to announce that Rajarshi Chakrabarti has recently re-joined the Firm as Senior Partner and Resident Head of the Mumbai office. Prior to re-joining the Firm, Raj was one of the founding members of Lumen Partners, an independent corporate law firm in Mumbai. His practice now stands merged with Kochhar & Co. Raj’s previous stint includes having worked as corporate in-house counsel with one of India’s largest private telecom companies as well as with India’s largest media & entertainment group...

Kochhar & Co. Ranked as India's Top-Tier Firm by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, January 2020

Kochhar & Co. has been ranked as India’s Top-Tier Firm in seven practice areas including Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, TMT, Labour & Employment, Intellectual Property, White Collar Crime and Aviation (including Aerospace and Defence). The Firm has also been recognised as a Leading Firm in the five practice areas of Real Estate & Construction, Anti-Trust & Competition, Banking & Finance, Projects Energy & Infrastructure and Tax. Additionally, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide to Outstanding Lawyers 2020 has accorded distinct recognition and named in the Leading Individuals list: • Mr. Rohit Kochhar for Corporate and M&A • Mr. Stephen Mathias for TMT • Mr...

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