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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants  

Legal Services | India

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


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.

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


Enforcement of Foreign Awards
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, May 2020

HAS SUPREME COURT TAKEN A STEP BACK IN ITS RECENT JUDGMENT IN “NAFED VS. ALIMENTA S.A.”? The Supreme Court on April 22, 2020 declared a foreign award unenforceable on the ground that one of the provisions of the Agreement in question was hit by Section 32 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 and thus violative of public policy of India. Brief Background: NAFED and Alimenta S.A. entered into a contract dated January 12, 1980 (“first agreement”) for the supply of 5,000 metric tonnes of Indian HPS groundnut ("commodity"). Clause 11 therein provided that terms and conditions would be as per FOSFA (Federation of Oil, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd...

Direct Tax - Update
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, May 2020

The key Direct tax changes as announced by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on  May 14, 2020 under ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan’ to support Indian economy in fight against COVID-19 are as follows: Tax Deduction at Source (‘TDS’) and Tax Collection at Source (‘TCS’) rates reduced: TDS rates for non-salaried specified payments made to residents and rates of TCS for the specified receipts shall be reduced by 25% of the existing rates; Payment for contract, professional fees, interest, rent, dividend, commission, brokerage, etc...

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Kochhar & Co - Lawyer Monthly Magazine 2020 : Interview with Partner Sarika Raichur
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, April 2020

Kochhar & Co are pleased to share that Lawyer Monthly Magazine (Transactions Section) has published an interview of Ms. Sarika Raichur, Partner, Kochhar & Co. Delhi highlighting the firm’s role in a recent transaction involving an investment in Ginni Systems Limited by Marathon Edge.Marathon Edge is a private equity fund set up by former Bain Capital principal Nikhil Raghavan. Kochhar & Co. advised Ginni Systems on a fundraise of upto USD 10 mn from Marathon Edge to help build and expand the reach of its retail software platform – Ginesys. The transaction team comprised of Partner, Sarika Raichur and Associate Shivika Upadhyay...

COVID 19 & Force Majeure : Kochhar & Co. Successfully Represents Wells Fargo Bank Before the Bombay High Court
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, April 2020

Kochhar & Co. successfully represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. before the Bombay High Court which denied an ad interim direction sought by Standard Retail Pvt. Ltd. and other steel importers for restraining the banks involved from negotiating / encashing Letters of Credit (“LCs”). The team of Kochhar & Co. was led by Senior Partner, Krishna Vijay Singh and Partner, Manish Dembla, Kochhar & Co. Gurgaon. The other Kochhar lawyers involved in the matter were Rajarshi Chakrabarty, Senior Resident Partner, Kochhar & Co. Mumbai, and associates, Avinav Mukherjee, Rushil Mathur and Nachiketa Goyal...

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