Mr. Rohit Kochhar is the Founding Member & Managing Partner of Kochhar & Co. and has rich and diverse professional experience of over 35 years. Under Mr. Kochhar’s dynamic leadership, the Kochhar firm has grown and diversified to become the only Indian law firm with a full-service presence in seven (7) prominent Indian cities and three (3) overseas offices, namely Singapore, Chicago and Dubai-where Kochhar & Co. is the only law firm from the Indian sub-continent with a license to practice local UAE and DIFC laws.
In addition to his pivotal role as Managing Partner of the firm, Mr. Kochhar is actively involved in advising numerous Global Fortune 500 Corporations on a wide range of legal matters in India and the UAE. His practice areas include Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, and White – Collar Crime.
Mr. Kochhar heads the Anti-Corruption & White-Collar Crime practice of the Firm, and co-chairs the Employment law practice. During the pandemic alone, he handled some of the most delicate and high-stake criminal and employee dispute matters, many of which were widely reported in leading Indian newspapers. These included the most critical cases for one of the world’s largest technology companies (with revenues in excess of US $55 billion), the world’s largest hotel chain companies, one of the largest automakers, and one of largest container shipping companies in the world (with revenues in excess of US $56 billion).
During this calendar year, Mr Kochhar has represented some of the most prestigious global corporations on highly sensitive employment matters including the termination of CXOs and other members of senior leadership, as well as redundancies of blue-collar employees. These clients include one of the world’s largest film and entertainment companies, one of the largest retail companies in Europe, a multi-billion dollar French company, and the world’s largest insurance advisory company.
Mr. Kochhar is one of the founding members of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and currently serves as the Honorary Secretary of SILF. He is also the Regional President of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC).
Mr. Kochhar has been consistently acclaimed as one of India’s top lawyers and is amongst the most decorated legal luminaries in the country. During the last two years, Forbes Magazine has ranked Mr Kochhar as one of India’s top managing partners. He was also recognised as one of “The Super 50 lawyers of India” by Asian Legal Business (a Thomson Reuters publication).