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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants  

Legal Services | India

www.kochhar.com
tel: +91 80 41124994/95 | fax: +91 80 41124998
#201 Prestige Sigma | Bangalore | 560 001 | 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.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 150

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate and Business
  • E-Commerce
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privatization
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shipping
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
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

Stephen Mathias

Stephen MathiasPartner in Charge


Suhas Srinivasiah

Suhas SrinivasiahSenior Partner

Articles

Artificial Intelligence in the World of IP
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, February 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the world of Intellectual Property has raised some very interesting questions and debate. The patentability of AI related inventions, proprietary issues of inventorship and the lack of adequate regulations and standards have left some open-ended questions. AI related inventions generally use techniques like machine learning, deep learning and neural networks...

India Releases: 2020-21 Union Budget
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, February 2020

Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India, while presenting the Union Budget 2020 today stated that her proposals are structured around the themes of ‘Aspirational India’, ‘Economic Development’, and a ‘Caring Society’.  As we start decoding the fine print of her tax proposals please find hereinbelow key tax highlights of the Finance Bill, 2020...

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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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