ESTABLISHED IN 1993
Total number of professionals: 210 (55 partners)
Principal office: New Delhi
Other offices in India: Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai
International offices: Chicago, Dubai, Singapore
Key practice areas
Arbitration & ADR; aviation; banking & finance; bankruptcy & insolvency; capital markets; competition & antitrust; corporate & commercial; defence; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; environment; infrastructure; intellectual property; trade remedies & customs; mergers & acquisitions; labour & employment; litigation; power & energy; private equity, venture capital & funds; privatisation & disinvestments; project finance; real estate; shipping & maritime; sports & entertainment; startups; taxation; technology, media and telecommunications; white-collar crime.
Kochhar & Co is one of India’s pre-eminent corporate law firms. With a full-service presence in seven prominent cities namely New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram, Chandigarh and Hyderabad and overseas offices in Dubai, Singapore, and Chicago, Kochhar & Co has a reputation for cutting edge legal expertise, clear and commercially driven advice, and an unwavering commitment to our clients’ needs through delivering bespoke, sustainable, and innovative legal solutions. We pride ourselves on adapting technology and international best practices to a deeply Indian business ethos; with an advisory philosophy that places sustainable legal solutions for our clients at its core.
Kochhar & Co is the preferred law firm for some of the largest multinational and blue-chip corporations from North America, Europe and Asia, and includes 75 of the Fortune Global 500 companies. The firm’s Japan practice desk has represented more than 100 prominent Japanese corporations in India, many of which are part of the Nikkei 225. Kochhar & Co has an enviable domestic footprint and acts as counsel to several large and iconic Indian corporations across both the private and public sectors.
UAE presence: Kochhar & Co Inc Dubai is a leading full-service law firm in the UAE advising clients on both UAE and Dubai International Finance Centre laws. Our Dubai presence assumes significance as Kochhar & Co is the first full-service law firm from the Indian sub-continent to have been granted a licence by the Dubai Legal Affairs Department to practise local law in the UAE.
The Dubai team comprises partners and lawyers with several decades of rich and diverse experience on UAE, English and Indian law matters. It specialises in providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of corporate & commercial laws, banking and project finance, dispute resolution and IPR. Within a short span of time, Kochhar Dubai has established itself as one of the preferred counsel for numerous banks and financing corporations, multinational and Indian companies that are doing business not only in the UAE but throughout the GCC region.
Awards & recognition: Kochhar & Co has been one of the most decorated Indian law firms and conferred with numerous awards including the National Bar Award, the International Council of Jurists Award that was conferred by the Indian prime minister and the Rashtriya Gaurav Award (National Pride Award).
Among other practices, Kochhar & Co has been recognised as India’s top-tier firm in corporate M&A, dispute resolution, labour and employment, fintech, TMT, projects & infrastructure, international trade & WTO, banking & finance, aviation & defence, and white-collar crime by leading publications including the Forbes Legal Powerlist, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and India Business Law Journal.
Independent intelligence on this law firm
The following information is sourced directly from India Business Law Journal and/or Law.asia and is not part of the directory listing provided by the law firm.
Adam Cooke, executive director at Multilaw, a network of law firms, says: “I am always confident that when a referral is made to the firm, the response will be expert in nature, timely and cost-effective”. He is all praise for Rohit Kochhar, who he says “is a legend not only in India but among international lawyers globally”. He also commends Bengaluru-based partner Stephen Mathias who “stands out in the technology sector”.
Vince Draa, vice president and general counsel at Grainger International in the US, has used the firm for more than 20 years and says he trusts the “the wisdom and practicality” that Rohit Kochhar brings to every matter. “Kochhar & Co sets the standard in India for service and expertise,” he says.
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