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 prominent Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon and Hyderabad and five overseas offices –Atlanta, Singapore & Tokyo, Dubai & Jeddah. (Our offices in Saudi Arabia are in collaboration with a leading law Firm there). With the opening of the Middle East offices and the establishment of the Tokyo office, the Firm is now the first and only Indian law Firm to establish a footprint in these countries.
Kochhar & Co. offers a wide range of legal services in the areas of corporate and commercial laws and specializes in representing major foreign and domestic corporations with diverse business interests in India. The Firm acts as Indian counsel for some of the largest multinational corporations from North America, Europe, South-East Asia and Japan (including several Fortune 500 companies).
Delhi Office: The City of Delhi is the seat of the Government and the capital of the Republic of India. All Central Government Ministries including the Foreign Investment Promotion Board are located in New Delhi. 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 Delhi Office represents numerous Fortune 500 corporations and provides full service support on diverse areas including but not limited to regulatory approvals, general commercial work, information technology, foreign investments, joint ventures and technical collaborations, labor and employment law, infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas and taxation.
Gurgaon Office: Gurgaon or the Millennium City, as it is often referred to, is located in the National Capital Region. It has rapidly developed into a new major business district on the outskirts of Delhi. During the last few years, Gurgaon has attracted sizeable investment from several multinational corporations, large Indian business houses as well as Non-Resident Indians. The Gurgaon office of the Firm provides comprehensive legal support in diverse areas of corporate and commercial laws to its clients, many of whom are leading players in the real estate and IT Sectors. The Gurgaon presence is a full service office with emphasis, amongst other areas, on general commercial law, real estate law, employment law, company law, and taxation. The Firm has an integrated Intellectual Property (“IP”) law practice which is widely recognized as one of the premier practices in the Indian IP fraternity by both domestic and multinational clients. The IP practice for North India is based in our Gurgaon office and is headed by the National co-chair of the IP Group.
Mumbai (Bombay) Office: The city of Mumbai (Bombay) is the commercial capital of India and is also the banking and capital markets hub of the country. The Mumbai office of the Firm has witnessed tremendous growth since its inception in early 2001 and is regarded as one of the fastest growing law Firms in the city. The office has full service capabilities but is particularly well regarded for its expertise in areas such as banking, M&A, project finance, securities law, venture capital investments, Marine law, maritime and oil and gas. The Mumbai team works extensively with several large listed companies, who find the Firm’s proactive and business oriented approach dynamic and refreshing. The Mumbai office also represents many well-known international corporations doing business in India.
Bangalore Office: The Firm has a substantial presence in Bangalore, one of the prominent cities in South India and popularly known as the “Silicon Valley of India”. The Bangalore office is one of the most prominent law offices in Southern India in the area of information technology including internet and e-commerce laws. Kochhar & Co. (including its Bangalore office) is regarded by several international legal journals as the leading Indian law Firm for Information Technology, Outsourcing and E-Commerce work. Amongst others, leading legal publications such as Asia Pacific Legal 500, Global Counsel 3000 and Euro money have ranked Kochhar & Co. as the leading Indian law Firm for Information Technology, Telecom and Media work.
Chennai (Madras) Office: The Firm has a large and impressive presence in Chennai, the gateway to Southern India, which is now considered to be one of the most attractive destinations for foreign investment. Abundant availability of well-trained manpower and strong infrastructure are amongst the greater strengths of the State of Tamil Nadu, the capital of which is Chennai.
The Chennai office of Kochhar & Co. is a full service practice and represents some of the largest corporations in the world on a wide range of corporate, commercial and business law issues. The key practice areas of the Chennai office include foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, transfer of technology, labour/employment laws, environmental laws, taxation and real estate.
Hyderabad Office: Hyderabad, capital city of Andhra Pradesh is fast becoming one of the most preferred destinations for both domestic and foreign investment. This is attributable to the presence of strong infrastructure, good connectivity (by air, road, rail and sea), availability of a large well educated workforce and a peaceful industrial and labor climate, coupled with relatively lower costs. The Hyderabad office of the Firm is a full service office offering legal support and services in all areas of commercial, corporate and business laws. This office represents some of the largest information technology companies in the world.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA: The Atlanta office provides local support in the US by serving as an effective communication channel between US clients and the various Kochhar offices in India. Typically, one or two attorneys from the Indian offices of the Firm are stationed in the Atlanta office to support the requirements of our US clients on a wide range of Indian corporate and commercial laws. The Atlanta office also provides full service legal support to US and Canadian companies in setting up business operations in India. The legal services include all aspects of setting up a business presence, company incorporation, regulatory approvals, obtaining required registrations, real estate support, etc. The office also assists Indian companies that wish to establish a presence in the US and Canada.
Singapore Office: Being ranked the most competitive economy of Asia in 2007 and home to some 7000 multinational companies which have made Singapore their regional hub in Asia, it was a natural choice for Kochhar & Co. to open its office in this pulsating city. For many multinational companies using Singapore as their launch pad to the dynamic markets of India, Kochhar & Co. provides Indian legal advice in Singapore itself. Further, the office provides Indian law advice to Singapore companies which intend to invest or start business in India. The office was also established with an aim to provide an effective communication channel between its clients in Singapore and the various Kochhar offices in India. The office also assists Indian companies that wish to establish a presence in Singapore and neighboring countries and / or raise capital from the Singapore Stock Exchange.
The firm is probably the only Indian law firm to have introduced a ‘client satisfaction programme’ that lays down important guiding rules, regulations and principles to provide the highest quality level of service. All members of the firm strictly adhere to the firm’s client satisfaction manual to ensure that amongst other things, quality and response time of the highest international standards are maintained and client satisfaction is optimized.
Areas of law:
Admiralty and Maritime
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Banking and Finance
Business and Industry
Debtor and Creditor
Environmental and Natural Resources
Human Resources Law
Import and Export
Mergers and Acquisitions
Oil and Gas
Science and Technology
Sports and Recreation