Rohit Kochhar

Chairman & Managing Partner

New Delhi


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.

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 three 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).


Awards & Recognitions

Recognised amongst ‘Super 50 Lawyers India’ 2021 by ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS (Thomson Reuters)
Forbes India Legal Powerlist: Acclaimed as one of the ‘Top Managing Partners’ 2020, 2021
Forbes India Legal Powerlist - Top 100 Lawyers: Felicitated for expertise in White Collar Crime 2020, 2021
Conferred the Inspiring Entrepreneurs of India Award 2020 by The Economic Times
Benchmark Litigation: Litigation Star for White Collar Crime 2021, 2022
‘Top 50 Legal Icons’ of India by Indian Business Law Journal (IBLJ) 2021, Listed among India’s Top 100 lawyers - The A-List by IBLJ (2017 – 2020)
Recognised among ‘India’s Distinguished Legal Minds’ by Legal Era 2020-21
Recipient of the International Council of Jurists Award conferred by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India for his distinctive accomplishment in the areas of corporate law
Conferred the prestigious Bharat Shiromani Award for Excellence in Legal domain
Recipient of the distinguished Pride of India Award (Rashtriya Gaurav Award) for his outstanding achievements in the legal field
Kochhar & Co. was conferred the National Bar Award by the All-India Bar Association for being "The Most Dynamic and Progressive Indian Law Firm" by the Chairman of the Law Commission of India
Acknowledged as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders in the Asia & GCC region in the category of legal services. The award was presented by His Excellency Mr. T.P. Seetharaman, former Ambassador of India to the UAE on the 44th UAE National Day
Conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award for being the Young Achiever & Entrepreneur in legal services. He is the first and only practicing lawyer in India to have been conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award since its inception
Conferred the National Law Award for Excellence in Corporate law
Recipient of the National Citizens Award for his unique contribution in the field of Youth Affairs
Chambers & Partners Ranked Lawyers: White Collar Crime & Corporate M&A 2022
Legal 500 Asia Pacific : Hall of Fame for Corporate M & A 2022, 2021; Elite Leading Lawyer for Corporate M & A (2016-2020); Recommended Lawyer for White Collar Crime 2021, 2022, Litigation 2021, 2022, Arbitration 2022, Labour & Employment 2021, Aviation (including Aerospace & Defence) 2021


  • LL.B, University of Mumbai - Merit Scholar (ranked 3rd out of 3000 students)
  • B.Com (Honours), University of Delhi - Merit Scholar


  • Honorary Secretary of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF)
  • Past Regional President, The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, India - North India Council (IACC - NIC)
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Bar Association

Contact Details

  • 11th Floor, Tower A, DLF Towers Jasola, Jasola District Center,
    New Delhi 110025 (India)
  • +91 11 4111 5222, 4312 9300
  • +91 11 4056 3813