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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants  

Legal Services | India

www.kochhar.com
tel: +91 44 28605775 | fax: +91 44 28607588
Suite 305, 3rd Floor, Delta Wing | Chennai | 600002 | India


Main Contacts

Rohit Kochhar

Rohit KochharChairman & Managing Partner

R Ravichandran

R RavichandranSenior 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

Ajith C. R.

Ajith C. R.Senior Partner & Co-Head

Savitha Jagadeesan

Savitha Kesav JagadeesanSenior Resident Partner & Co-Head

R Ravichandran

R RavichandranSenior Partner


Articles

Indo-Japanese Business Corridor- Foreign Entities Acquiring Real Estate in India
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, July 2020

Overview - The article lays forth the framework of laws concerning acquisition of real estate in India. The Constitution of India has empowered both Union Government (as known as the Central Government) as well as the State Governments to legislate laws dealing with various facets of immoveable property in India. Thus, the transactions pertaining to real estate acquisition and related matters in India are governed by various legislations enacted by the Central Government and as well as the States Governments...

Contracts and Force Majeure During a Pandemic (IBLJ)
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, June 2020

Contracts and force majeure during a pandemic was published recently in the Indian Business Law Journal authored by Chandrasekhar Tampi, senior partner and Ankur Khandelwal, partner, Kochhar & Co. Overview- The spread of COVID-19 has raised multiple questions with respect to performance of commercial contracts, across the globe. While some contracts have witnessed the erosion of their foundation, others have been rendered difficult, even possible, to be performed...

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Press

Kochhar & Co. Speaker at 13th Annual Conference on “Solar Power in India – A Virtual Conference”
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, June 2020

Raheel Kohli, Partner, Delhi office is speaking at the 13th annual conference on “Solar Power in India – The Virtual Conference” being organised by Renewable Watch, to be held on July 2-3, 2020. The mission of this Solar Power conference is to provide a platform to discuss and address the impact of Covid-19 on India’s solar market and the potential changes in the sector due to the pandemic; understand the policymakers’ approach to promote solar power use during the ongoing crisis; and propose remedial measures and steps to drive a solar-led energy transformation. The conference will be a mix of expert presentations and top level panel discussions...

Partners in Growth: Opportunities for Indo-European / Swiss Cooperation and Investments - Demystifying Legal & Regulatory Framework.
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, June 2020

Pleased to share that Kochhar & Co. is the Knowledge Partner for the upcoming webinar being organised by Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce, Swiss Business Hub India (Embassy of Switzerland in India) and European Business Group Federation ( EBG ) Topic : Partners in Growth: Opportunities for Indo-European / Swiss Cooperation and Investments - Demystifying Legal & Regulatory Framework. Date - Friday, June 5, 2020 at 1.30 pm CEST/ 5 pm IST. Speakers : Chandrasekhar Tampi, Shahid Khan and Sarika Raichur Click to register - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5226037448341053968 LINKEDIN POST - https://www.linkedin...

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