Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

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Rohit Kochhar

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Chairman & Managing Partner

Overview

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

Notable

Areas of Practice

Representative Clients

Professionals

Senior Partners / Partners

Samiron  Borkataky

Samiron Borkataky

Partner, Disputes and Employment
Reena  Khair

Reena Khair

Senior Partner
Shahid  Khan

Shahid Khan

Senior Partner
Rohit  Kochhar

Rohit Kochhar

Chairman & Managing Partner
Daksh  Kumar

Daksh Kumar

Partner
Aditi  Mittal

Aditi Mittal

Senior Partners / Partner
Pradeep  Ratnam

Pradeep Ratnam

Senior Partner
Parul  Verma

Parul Verma

Partner
Gagan  Verma

Gagan Verma

Partner
Dhruv  Wahi

Dhruv Wahi

Senior Partner

Senior Associates / Associates

Srishti  Kanwar

Srishti Kanwar

Senior Associates / Associate

Consultants / Of Counsel

Vincent  Draa

Vincent Draa

Consultants / Of Counsel

Others

Articles

Haryana’s state law on employment of local candidates declared ‘unconstitutional’ – a win for private employers!

The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 (“Act”) was enacted to encourage private employers in Haryana to boost local employment. The Act was called upon for application from January 15, 2022, for a period of 10 years. The constitutionality of the Act was challenged in multiple writ petitions before the Punjab & Haryana High Court (“Court”). The Court stayed the implementation of the Act on February 3, 2022. The Court on November 17, 2023, has declared the law as unconstitutional and ineffective from the date it came into force (i.e., January 15, 2022)...

Protection of Unregistered Global Brands in India

India, being a common law country, enjoys certain privileges when it comes to Trademark Law. In addition to priority rights for “first to use”, and the remedy of “passing off’’ for unregistered marks, there exists another age-old common-law right, not typically considered in global strategy - the transborder reputation of an extra territorial trademark. One does wonder, in this flat world, global market scenario, how trademark rights can still remain territorial and protected only in the jurisdiction of commercial use...

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Press

Kochhar & Co. Strengthens Disputes, Arbitration, and Insolvency Practice in New Delhi office

New Delhi, January 2, 2024: Kochhar & Co. (the “Firm”) is delighted to welcome Shiv Sapra as a Partner in our New Delhi office, bolstering the Firm’s Commercial Disputes, Arbitration, and Insolvency Practices.A seasoned litigator with over 17 years of rich and versatile experience, Shiv’s expertise covers advising multinational and prominent domestic clients on contentious matters, including pre-litigation advisory, contractual disputes, corporate restructurings, and strategic matters involving general commercial law...

ANIRUDH MUKHERJEE JOINS KOCHHAR & CO. AS A PARTNER, STRENGTHENING THE EMPLOYMENT AND CORPORATE ADVISORY PRACTICE

New Delhi, October 19, 2023: Kochhar & Co. (the ‘Firm’) is delighted to welcome Anirudh Mukherjee as a Partner in our Gurgaon office to bolster the Firm’s Employment and Corporate Practice.Anirudh brings over 16 years of specialized experience advising both multinational and domestic clients on various contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. He also provides counsel on general corporate legal issues as part of his broader commercial law advisory practice.Before joining Kochhar & Co...

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