Kochhar & Co. is well-regarded for its deep domain knowledge and extensive experience in representing diverse clients in the education sector including foreign and Indian universities and academic institutions, K-12 schools, pre-school and day-care chains, ed-tech companies etc.

The Firm has extensively advised on investment in and acquisition in the education sector in India, more specifically, FDI in the sector. The Firm has, in the past assisted universities, educational institutions and academic bodies set up operations in India and in that respect obtained requisite statutory approvals/permissions.

Our Corporate Practice Group has extensively advised institutional investors, private equity and venture capital funds on their investments in brick & mortar institutes, online educational and the emerging ed tech sector.
The Firm also advises clients on on the applicable regulatory and policy environment overseen by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC), the Medical Council of India (MCI) and other education regulators.

In addition to the above, the Firm advises on the entire gamut of Indian laws pertaining to the operations of educational institutions in India which range from structuring of real estate acquisition, employment matters and POSH compliances, general commercial contracts, academic collaborations with various Indian universities and schools, contracts with India based trainers and course content service providers, affiliation agreement for student exchange programs and guidance on conducting various research activities in India.

The Firm has also extensively advised prominent foreign universities and K-12 providers on complex civil and criminal disputes with Indian partners.

Key Contacts

Rohit Kochhar

Private: Aruna Kumari