Rohit Kochhar is the Founding Member & Managing Partner of Kochhar & Co. In addition to his pivotal role as the Managing Partner of the Firm, Rohit is actively involved in advising leading multinational and large domestic corporations on a wide range of legal matters.
Rohit has rich and diverse professional experience of over 34 years and his practice areas include complex Corporate and transactional matters, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment law, high-stake Commercial litigation, and White-Collar Crime.
Rohit 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. in the year 1994, Rohit practiced as a criminal lawyer for seven years.
Rohit co-chairs the Employment law and the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) practice desk of the Firm. He regularly advises clients on complex and contentious employee retrenchment issues including handling sensitive litigation matters in various Indian courts. Additionally, he assists clients with human resource policies, stock option schemes, and labour and employment law compliance in India both at the federal and state level. Rohit enjoys special expertise on POSH matters. He regularly advises and conducts training programs on POSH for the Indian subsidiaries of global corporations and is hailed as one of India’s leading practitioner in this domain. The training that Rohit imparts to multinational clients includes conducting workshops for senior management, members of the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) as well as town hall meetings.
Rohit regularly advises numerous Fortune Global 500 corporations including prominent companies from North American, Europe, Middle East and Japan on a host of complex law issues and is also a board member of the Indian subsidiaries of many such multinational clients.
He is a frequent speaker at various international and domestic conferences. He also conducts workshops, trainings and townhall sessions for clients on workplace discrimination & POSH, 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.
Rohit is one of the founding members and currently serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF).