LEGAL
SERVICE
WITH A
PASSION

Overview

Kochhar & Co. (“Firm”) is one of India’s pre-eminent corporate law firms.

With a full-service presence in six (6) prominent cities namely New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon and Hyderabad and three (3) overseas offices – 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 centre and core. 

The Firm’s distinctive practice, which is now nearly three decades old, has its origins in the defining years that followed India’s pathbreaking economic liberalisation in 1991. Today, with more than 200 lawyers on board, the Firm represents a diverse range of clientele across practice areas, industries, and sectors.

Kochhar & Co. is the preferred law firm for some of the largest multinational and blue-chip corporations from North America, Europe and Asia including 65 of the Fortune Global 500 corporations.

The Firm’s Japan practice desk has, over the years, represented more than 100 prominent Japanese corporations in India, many of which are part of the Nikkei 225.

The Firm has an enviable domestic footprint and acts as counsel to several large and iconic Indian corporations across both the private and public sectors.

Kochhar & Co’s commitment to internationalism also draws from its foundational alliances with leading global law firm networks, defining its ability to provide seamless cross-border advice across all practice areas.

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FROM THE

Founder’s desk

The belief I hold close to my heart is that nothing is impossible, and one’s accomplishments are limited only by self-imposed shackles. Therefore, what Nelson Mandela once said deeply resonates with me:

 “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.

The Firm was established in 1994, a time when, in India, the practice of corporate law as we know today was still nascent and the conventional practice of law was largely confined to the corridors of Indian courts. Impelled by the potency of India’s watershed moment of economic reforms and the opportunities unleashed, I established the Firm with a vision to bridge the gap between the availability of efficient and quality-driven legal services and the demands of emerging India’s international clientele.

Today, we are proud that Kochhar & Co. is the first port of call for more than 65 of the Global Fortune 500 Corporations and behemoths of the Indian industry. With a bench strength of over 200 lawyers, including 52 partners, in nine (9) offices within India and overseas, I believe that Kochhar & Co. is well positioned to meet both the growing challenges and demands of doing business in India, in keeping with international standards.

While the Firm’s growth has exceeded expectations, our founding premise remains constant – that of legal support of the highest quality, matching our global peers but imbued with values that are uniquely Indian.

I thank each and everyone who has participated in our growth story – our employees, the attorneys, and the clients whose faith in us continues to be our guiding light.

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200+ Lawyers

including 52 Partners

Full-Service

Practice

9 Offices

within India and overseas

Preferred Counsel

Indian counsel to large corporations globally

FIRM HISTORY

  • 1994

    The founding of Kochhar & Co., in New Delhi, India.

  • 1998

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Bangalore, Karnataka.

  • 2000

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in MumbaiMaharashtra.

  • 2002

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  • 2006

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Gurgaon, our second office in Delhi NCR.

  • 2006

    Inauguration of the Firm’s international presence with its overseas office in Atlanta (USA)

  • 2007

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Hyderabad, present Telangana.

  • 2008

    Establishing the Firm’s presence in 
    Singapore, its second overseas office
    .

  • 2012

    Establishment of the Firm’s presence in Tokyo, Japan.

  • 2013

    Entry into the Middle East by setting up an office in Dubai (UAE).

  • 2014

    Granted a license by the Dubai Legal Affairs department to practice local UAE and DIFC laws.

  • 2021

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Chicago, USA.

FIRM HISTORY

  • 1994

    The founding of Kochhar & Co., in New Delhi, India.

  • 1998

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Bangalore, Karnataka.

  • 2000

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  • 2002

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  • 2006

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Gurgaon, our second office in Delhi NCR.

  • 2006

    Inauguration of the Firm’s international presence with its overseas office in Atlanta (USA)

  • 2007

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Hyderabad, present Telangana.

  • 2008

    Establishing the Firm’s presence in Singapore, its second overseas office.

  • 2012

    Establishment of the Firm’s presence in Tokyo, Japan.

  • 2013

    Entry into the Middle East by setting up an office in Dubai (UAE).

  • 2014

    Granted a license by the Dubai Legal Affairs department to practice local UAE and DIFC laws.

  • 2021

    Establishment of the office of Kochhar & Co. in Chicago, USA.

OUR
VALUES

With 52 partners and over 200 lawyers from across geographies and diverse backgrounds, Kochhar & Co. is a cultural melting pot that blends the best of Indian values with a liberal and progressive international work culture.

Our Firm is defined by its core values of:

EMPATHY: Identifying with clients’ challenges by endeavouring to step in to their shoes.  

EQUITY: Prioritising fairness and fair play, whilst doing what is right by our clients.

ETHICS: An uncompromising moral compass guiding all of our professional dealings and interactions.

Our services are defined by the intrinsic solution-driven dynamism and pro-activeness of our lawyers, with special emphasis on the quality and clarity of legal advice, round-the-clock accessibility to our clients, and a constant striving to  surpass our standards of overall professional excellence.  The Firm’s distinctive work culture is characterised by:  

  • Prioritising client satisfaction through focused commitment to client issues and challenges.

  • Striving to develop and maintain strong interpersonal client relationships forged on trust, confidentiality, efficiency, reliability and commercial acumen.

  • A collegiate and complementary work environment operating seamlessly across several practice areas, thereby affording clients specialised and holistic legal advice in an efficient manner.

  • A spirit of intellectual engagement combining legal and domain knowledge with practical and business-oriented insights and a root cause analysis of the transaction/issue in hand.
  • Timely response, constant communication with our clients and attention to the minutest of detail.
  • Focus on risk mitigation and commercial solutions.
  • A dynamic approach to client satisfaction deriving  from constant engagement, reappraisal and feedback based on our clients’ needs and requirements from time to time.    

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Unique Client Satisfaction Approach

Accessibility

Innovation

Ethics

Business Oriented Solutions

Going The Extra Mile

Empathy

Equity

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Giving back to society is something that we at Kochhar & Co. feel deeply about. In addition to our attorneys’ involvement in charity and social causes of their choice, the Firm’s philanthropic arm, Kochhar Care Foundation, supports numerous social and welfare programs, especially initiatives in the fields of child rights and access to education. The Firm also extends pro-bono legal representation to those in need.

DIVERSITY
& INCLUSION

Kochhar & Co. is committed to upholding the principles of diversity, inclusiveness, and meritocracy at the workplace. Our vision of diversity goes beyond the stereotypes and extends to the diversity of mind, personality, individual and attitude. Our motto of ‘Positivity at work’ with its emphasis on conducive and collegiate work environment ensures that the presence, contributions, and perspectives of different often disparate groups of people are valued and integrated.

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