Rajarshi Chakrabarti

Senior Partner



Rajarshi Chakrabarti (Raj) is a Senior Partner and heads the Mumbai office of Kochhar & Co. 

Raj’s practice focuses on corporate commercial transactions with emphasis on regulatory environment and risk mitigation. He has substantial experience in mergers & acquisitions (in-bound and out-bound), joint ventures, technical collaborations, business and assets restructuring. He regularly advises large foreign corporations including Fortune Global 500 companies, on a wide range of issues concerning their Indian operations. Rajarshi has assisted clients across diverse sectors such as financial services, private equity and venture capital, engineering, retail, biotechnology, telecom, e-commerce, IT and ITES. 

Raj’s rich experience of over two decades includes managing complex litigations and negotiations relating to shareholder disputes, large contractual claims and proceedings instituted by regulatory agencies. He has significant expertise in liaison and advocacy with regulatory and law enforcement authorities. He also regularly advises clients on employment law issues, ethics & policy and matters pertaining to white-collar crimes. 

In his previous avatar as a corporate in-house counsel, Raj had been a part of the legal leadership teams of one of India’s largest private telecom companies as well as the biggest media & entertainment group. He played an instrumental role in advising senior management on high-stake and complex matters including business restructuring, corporate governance issues, regulatory risks and mitigation measures. 

Raj is a frequent speaker on diverse Indian law issues. Amongst others, he has spoken on topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions in India, Doing Business in India, Enforcement of IPR and Indian Judicial System. He has also conducted workshops for corporates both in India and overseas. 



Contributor to Doing Business 2021, published by the World Bank Group

Awards & Recognitions

Recognised among India’s ’Top 100 Lawyers’ by FORBES Legal Powerlist 2020; felicitated for expertise in Corporate & Commercial and Employment
Recipient of Winner of the Deal of Year Award 2020 by India Business Law Journal (Mastercard’s acquisition of Finicity)
Legal 500 Asia Pacific : Recommended Lawyer for Corporate M & A 2022
Forbes India Legal Powerlist - Top 100 Lawyers: Felicitated for expertise in Employment 2020, Corporate & Commercial Law 2020, 2021


  • BA. LL.B (Hons.), National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore


  • Bar Council of Delhi, 1999
  • Co-Chairman, Legal & Regulatory Committee, The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India (EU Chambers), 2022

Select Experience Statement

  • Represented Finicity Corp. in its acquisition by MasterCard for a total consideration of US$ 825 million.
  • Represented Aon Plc in its proposed merger with WTW, the deal was valued at US$ 30 billion.
  • Advised a listed Indian entity in its acquisition of a business through slump sale from an Indian firm.
  • Represented Volex Plc in its 51% acquisition of an Indian company for a consideration of US$ 13 million.
  • Assisted a leading Indian private insurance company in arriving at a settlement with a Government entity in relation to certain payment disputes.
  • Advised the subsidiaries of a French company in restructuring their business operations in India.
  • Advised a global IT sector major in its dispute with an Indian regulatory authority regarding seizure of goods, initiation of prosecution etc.
  • Represented one of the largest global media investment companies in number of high-stake transactions with key channel partners, production houses, content owners.
  • Advised number of leading Indian companies on white-collar crime and complex employee issues.

Industry Presence

  • Panel Speaker in webinar on Arbitration/Dispute Resolution, organised by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, May 2021
  • Moderated webinar on Corporate Investigations – Forensic and Legal Perspectives
  • Speaker and moderator for webinar on Managing Supply Chain amidst COVID-19 Crisis, organised by Indo-French Chambers of Commerce, May 2020
  • Speaker and moderator for a multi-jurisdiction webinar on Meeting Business Challenges in a Post-Covid World, June 2020
  • Moderated webinar on Arbitration in Post-Covid World, jointly organised by Kochhar & Co. and The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India, July 2020
  • Panel Speaker in webinar on Navigating International Contracts, organised by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, October 2020
  • Panel Speaker in The India Economic & Law Summit, 2018

Contact Details

  • 17th floor, Nirmal Building, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400021 (India)
  • +91 22 6112 0700
  • +91 22 6655 9705