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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

Rohit Kochhar

Rohit Kochhar

Chairman & Managing Partner


  • Foreign Investment
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labour & Employment

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Foreign Investment
Franchising / Licensing Agreements/ Distributorship Agreements
Joint Ventures
Media & Broadcasting
Privatization & Divestments
Project Finance
Workplace Discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Laws (POSH)
Anti-Bribery & Corruption
Corporate & Commercial
Defence & Aerospace
Mergers & Acquisitions
White Collar Crime
WSG Regional Council
Past Member
DealMaker Group
WSG in Asia Group
WSG Main Group
Automotive Group
Dispute Resolution Group
IBA Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group
Trade and Investment Group
White Collar Crime Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Mr. Rohit Kochhar is the Chairman & Managing Partner of the Firm and plays an active role in the management and operations of the Firm at a global level. In addition to management functions, Mr. Kochhar is actively involved in private practice and advises numerous foreign clients on diverse matters relating to inbound investments. His main areas of work include regulatory approvals, joint ventures, foreign collaborations, acquisitions, company law, labour and employment law, exchange control, general commercial transactions and corporate litigation. He also heads the prevention of sexual harassment (POSH) and employee fraud practice desks of the Firm.

Mr. Kochhar regularly advises numerous Fortune 500 Companies (including major US, European and Japanese corporations) on a host of Indian law issues and sits on the board of many Indian subsidiaries of such corporations.

Mr. Kochhar is a frequent speaker at various international and domestic conferences. He also conducts workshops and training for clients in employee retrenchment, transfer of employees and prevention of sexual harassment. He currently holds the position of Honorary Secretary of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF).

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar in 1987.

Delhi High Court Bar Association.
Supreme Court Bar Association.
International Bar Association (IBA).
Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).


LL.B., University of Mumbai - merit scholar (ranked 3rd out of 3000 students).
B.Com., (Honours), University of Delhi - merit scholar.
Areas of Practice

Foreign Investment | Joint Ventures | Labour & Employment

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Mr. Rohit Kochhar was conferred the distinguished Rashtriya Gaurav Award (Pride of India) for his outstanding achievements in the legal field.

Awarded the International Council of Jurists Award by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh for his "distinctive accomplishment in the areas of corporate law and legal entrepreneurship".

Mr. Rohit Kochhar was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award for being the "Young Achiever & Entrepreneur". Mr. Kochhar is the first and only practicing lawyer in India to have been conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award since its inception.

Legal 500 has accorded distinct recognition to Mr. Rohit Kochhar and named him in the Elite "Leading Lawyers" for corporate and M&A in Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Kochhar was conferred the Award for one of the World's Greatest Leaders in Asia & GCC 2015 by His Excellency Mr. T.P. Seetharaman, the Ambassador of India to the UAE on the occasion of the 44th UAE National Day.

Kochhar & Co. was conferred the 'National Bar Award' by the All India Bar Association for being "The Most Dynamic and Progressive Indian Law Firm" by the Chairman of the Law Commission of India.

Conferred with the National Citizens Award for his unique contribution in the field of "Youth Affairs".

Presented the National Law Award for "Excellence in Corporate law" in 1999.

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Important and Urgent Client Advisory: MCA - COVID-19 Filings
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) has issued an advisory that is applicable to all Indian companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) registered with the MCA. As per the said advisory, all companies and LLPs are required to take the following immediate steps in order to aid social distancing for reducing transmission of COVID-19:  To follow “Work from Home” as a temporary measure until March 31st 2020...

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, October 2017

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act - A well meaning legislation albeit with complex terms, anomalies and aggressive penal provisions The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act (“the Act”) is undoubtedly a welcome and much awaited enactment. The genesis of the Act lies in the UN Convention for persons with disabilities and the Act seeks to fulfill India’s obligations under this International treaty...

Additional Articles

Co-authored a book titled "Doing Business in India" published by Business Laws, Inc.

Article on "Exit from a Joint Venture in India" in IBL (Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law"

Rohit speaks regularly at various international conferences and has made presentations at various fora in North America, Europe and Japan.

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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