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Rohit Kochhar

Mr. Rohit Kochhar is the Founding Member & Managing Partner of Kochhar & Co. In addition to his pivotal role as the managing partner of the Firm, Mr. Kochhar is actively involved in advising leading multinational and large domestic corporations on a wide range of legal matters.

Mr. Kochhar has rich and diverse professional experience of over 33 years and his practice areas include complex corporate and transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, high-stake commercial litigation. He is also India’s leading lawyer in white collar crime and corporate frauds arena.

Mr. Kochhar heads the anti-corruption and white-collar crime practice of the Firm. Over the years, he has represented numerous Indian and multinational companies on some of the most complex and high-profile disputes as well as white-collar crime cases / fraud cases that have been reported in corporate India. Rohit is regarded as one of India’s master strategists in such cases that involve the dual dimensions of criminal and civil remedies to be pursued by the aggrieved clients. Prior to setting up Kochhar & Co. 26 years ago, Rohit worked as a criminal lawyer for seven years.

Mr. Kochhar regularly advises numerous Global Fortune 500 corporations including prominent companies from North American, Europe. South East Asia and Japan on a host of complex law issues and is also a board member of the Indian subsidiaries of many such multinational clients.

Mr. Kochhar has been consistently recognized by world’s leading legal publications including the Chambers Global Guide, Indian Business Law Journal (IBLJ) and the Legal 500 as the Elite Leading lawyer for Corporate M&A in India.

Mr. Kochhar is a frequent speaker at various international and domestic conferences. He also conducts workshops, trainings and townhall sessions for clients on workplace discrimination & POSH, employee retrenchment/transfer, anti-corruption & anti-bribery matters. He also regularly writes for business and financial newspapers and is invited as an eminent panelist on legal issues of national importance by leading news channels.

He currently serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF).

Global Recognitions & Awards

  • Mr. Rohit Kochhar has been conferred the prestigious Indian Corporate Counsel Award - ICCA Excellence Award for Global Explorer for successfully establishing presence in overseas jurisdictions and forging international relationships.
  • Recipient of the International Council of Jurists Award conferred by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India for his distinctive accomplishment in the areas of corporate law.
  • Under Mr. Kochhar’s leadership, Kochhar & Co. has been ranked as India’s top tier firm in nine distinct practice areas: Corporate and M&A, Employment, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Aviation & Defense, Energy & Infra, IP, White Collar crime and TMT law firm by leading international publications including The Legal 500.
  • Conferred the National Law Award for Excellence in Corporate law.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Kochhar was Conferred the prestigious Bharat Shiromani Award for Excellence in Legal domain.
  • Mr. Kochhar was the recipient of the distinguished Pride of India Award (Rashtriya Gaurav Award) for his outstanding achievements in the legal field.
  • Mr. Kochhar was acknowledged as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders in the Asia & GCC region in the category of legal services. The award was presented by His Excellency Mr. T.P. Seetharaman, the Ambassador of India to the UAE on the occasion of the 44th UAE National Day.
  • Conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award for being the Young Achiever & Entrepreneur in the field of legal services. He is the first and only practicing lawyer in India to have been conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award since its inception.
  • Recipient of the National Citizens Award for his unique contribution in the field of Youth Affairs


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


  • Admitted to the Bar in 1987.


  • Delhi High Court Bar Association.
  • Supreme Court Bar Association.

Contact Details:

11th Floor, Tower A, DLF Towers Jasola,
Jasola District Center, New Delhi 110025 (India)
Tel: +91 11 41115222/43129300, Fax: +91 11 40563813

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