ESTABLISHED IN 1993
Total number of professionals: 210 (58 partners)
Principal office: New Delhi
Other offices in India: Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Gurugram, Hyderabad and Mumbai
International offices: Chicago, Dubai, Singapore
About the firm
With more than 200 lawyers, Kochhar & Co. is one of the leading and largest corporate law firms in India. The firm enjoys the distinction of being the only law firm with a full-service presence in the seven prominent cities of India namely: New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Gurugram, Hyderabad, and Mumbai and four overseas offices: Dubai, Singapore, Chicago, Toronto. Kochhar & Co. is the only law firm from the Indian sub-continent to have been granted a license by the Dubai Legal Department to practice local UAE and DIFC laws.
Kochhar & Co. is the preferred law firm for multinational corporations doing business in India and represents some of the largest companies from North America, Europe, South-East Asia, and Japan including 75 of the Global Fortune 500 corporations. The firm also serves as counsel to many large and prominent Indian corporations including the Maharatna and Navratna companies (public sector enterprises).
Key practice areas
The firm offers a wide range of legal services in corporate and commercial laws, dispute resolution, tax (direct & indirect) and intellectual property (IPR) and specialises in representing major foreign and domestic corporations with diverse business interests in India. Its other key areas are: Arbitration & ADR; aviation; banking & finance; bankruptcy & insolvency; capital markets; competition & antitrust; defence; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; ESG; infrastructure; international trade & WTO; mergers & acquisitions; labour & employment; litigation; power & energy; private equity, venture capital & funds; privatisation & disinvestments; project finance; real estate; shipping & maritime; sports & entertainment; startups; TMT; white-collar crime.
UAE presence: Kochhar & Co. Inc. Dubai is a leading full-service law firm in the UAE advising clients on both UAE and DIFC 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 license 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).
The firm has been ranked as the top-tier (market leading) Firm in the areas of aviation & defense, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, labour & employment, intellectual property, international trade, projects, energy & infrastructure laws, real estate & construction and technology and data privacy, and white-collar crime by leading publication including The Legal 500, Forbes GC Power list, Chambers and India Business Law Journal (IBLJ).
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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New Delhi (Head Office)
Suite 1120-21, 11th Floor, Tower A
DLF Towers Jasola
Jasola District Center
New Delhi – 110 025, India
T: +91 11 4111 5222, 4312 9300
201, Prestige Sigma
3, Vittal Mallya Road
Bengaluru – 560 001, India
T: +91 80 4030 8000
Suite 305, Delta Wing
3rd Floor, Raheja Towers
177, Anna Salai
Chennai – 600 002, India
T: +91- 44 4040 5222
Kochhar & Co.
Opposite ATS Casa Espana,
Sector 57, Mohali, Punjab -160055
Tel: +91- 172 22 788 69
17th floor, Nirmal Building
Mumbai – 400 021, India
T: +91 22 6112 0700
Kochhar & Co. Inc.
Legal Consultants (Dubai Branch)
Suite 1406 to 1410, Citadel Tower,
Business Bay, P.O. Box 113 297
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
T: +97 14 277 6075