Ramasamy Santhanakrishnan




Ram, as he is generally known, is a Partner in the Chennai office of the Firm. Ram’s areas of expertise primarily include Corporate Compliance and Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insolvency and Intellectual Property Laws.

Prior to joining Kochhar & Co., Ram worked with reputed law firms in Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore. He also headed the Corporate Advisory and Dispute Resolution teams at a law firm in Chennai. Ram has more than a decade of professional experience and has represented top MNCs, IT Giants, Automotive makers and several other companies before the Hon’ble High Court of Madras, Hon’ble High Court of Bombay and various other forums in matters of civil litigation, consumer protection, debt recovery litigation, employment matters, sexual harassment claims, intellectual property disputes, along with arbitrations. Apart from the above, Ram has a rich experience in issuing due diligence reports, drafting agreements ranging from Share Purchase Agreements, Software Licence Agreement, Employment Agreements, Privacy Policies, Joint Venture Agreements, Escrow Agreements, Manufacturing Agreements, Consultancy Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Finance Agreements etc.

Ram is an avid writer and regularly authors articles on important legal developments and business critical issues for the benefit of clients.




  • B.S.L., LL.B. from ILS Law College, Pune.
  • Diploma in Cyber Laws from Asian School of Cyber Laws, Pune.


  • Bar Council of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry

Select Experience Statement

  • Represented a search engine giant and online media in several matters relating to copyright infringement and in matters relating to constitutional governance and the integrity of judiciary.
  • Assisted in matters involving the question of environmental safety and clearance, including the scraping of the steel flyover project in Karnataka.
  • Represented in appeals concerning an airline company and its group companies, before the DRAT, Chennai.
  • Represented Chennai based companies in their Information Technology transactions with companies and mobile service providers in other countries in Asia.
  • Assisted several real estate giants in their acquisition and leasing of properties in and around Chennai

Contact Details

  • Suite 305, Delta Wing, 3rd floor, ‘Raheja Towers’, #177, Anna Salai, Chennai-600002, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • +91 44 4040 5222
  • +91 44 2860 7588