Mr. Rohit Kochhar, Chairman & Managing Partner, established the Firm in 1994 during a time when the emergence of corporate law firms in Delhi was still in its nascent stages and the conventional practice of law was mainly confined to the corridors of Indian courts. Mr. Kochhar recognized that economic reforms and liberalization would throw open several new opportunities within the Indian economy and this would in turn transform the landscape of Indian law practice.
With the opening up of the Indian economy in early 1990''s, Kochhar & Co. recognized that with a huge influx of MNCs in India, providing top quality legal support was indeed the need of the hour. By setting up the Firm, he bridged the gap existing between the expectations & requirements of MNC clients and level of legal support then available within India.
Mr. Kochhar ventured out to shape his vision, with only two associates and now, after an interesting and challenging journey of over two decades, he has a family of more than 200 attorneys spread across 10 offices in India and abroad.
Kochhar & Co. now is the preferred service provider among Indian law firms.
"Client satisfaction" is the cornerstone of the Firm''s work culture and Kochhar & Co. takes pride in consistently adopting the highest international standards on all client matters. The Firm''s philosophy and commitment towards its clients embraces the highest levels of accessibility, integrity, quality and responsiveness, which can be aptly summed up in our motto - "Legal Service with a Passion".
To achieve the objective of optimizing client satisfaction, the Firm has pioneered a "client satisfaction bible" meticulously followed by all lawyers while providing legal support on client matters. The Firm takes special care to ensure that all legal services are provided in a cost effective and innovative manner, keeping in view the client''s specific business goals. The Firm adopts a creative and solution seeking approach while providing legal advice to clients from a practical and local Indian perspective. All lawyers in the Firm are scrupulously trained to continuously develop and strengthen their skills towards achieving these objectives.
Recent Awards & Accolades:
Legal 500 Top-Tier Firm (2017): Aviation, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Construction and TMT
Legal 500 Ranked Firm (2017): Antitrust/Competition, Banking & Finance, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Projects & Energy
Mr. Rohit Kochhar has been accorded distinct recognition as the Elite "Leading lawyers" for Corporate and M&A for the Asia-Pacific Region for the second consecutive year by The Legal 500
Senior Partners, Mr. Stephen Mathias and Mr. Alok Tewari recognized as Elite "Leading lawyers” for TMT and Real Estate practice respectively
"Top Tier Corporate and M&A" Firm by Legal 500 (2016) Asia - Pacific
Legal 500 (2016) Ranked Firm : Aviation, Banking and finance, Dispute resolution, Insurance, Intellectual property, Projects and energy, Real estate and construction, Tax and TMT
“Top Ranked Telecom Media Technology” Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific (2016)
Chambers Asia Pacific (2016) Ranked Firm : Corporate and M&A, White Collar Crime, Employment, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate
Mr. Rohit Kochhar listed as the Elite "Leading lawyers" for Corporate and M&A for the Asia-Pacific Region by The Legal 500 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers 2016. Mr. Stephen Mathias is Elite Leading Lawyer for TMT and Mr. Alok Tewari is the Elite Leading Lawyer for Real Estate & Construction
Kochhar & Co. was ranked in the Chambers Global 2015
Mr. Rohit Kochhar is the Chambers Global 2015 Ranked Lawyer
Ms. Anjuli Sivaramakrishnan is the Global Chambers 2015 Ranked Lawyer
Kochhar & Co. was conferred the Award for the World’s Greatest Brands 2015 in Asia & GCC in the category of Legal Services
Mr. Rohit Kochhar has been acknowledged as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders 2015 in Asia & GCC for his pioneering initiatives and contributions in the field of law and legal entrepreneurship
The leading legal publication and ranking journal “Asialaw Leading Lawyers” (2016) has recognised Mr. Piyush Gupta, Partner with Kochhar & Co. as “Market Leading Lawyer” in the domain of Competition & Antitrust Laws in the Asia Pacific region.
Kochhar & Co. has been conferred the coveted Indian Law Firm Award 2015 for excellence in “Employment & Industrial Relations” by India Business Law Journal (IBLJ)
Recipient of the Legal Era Award for the Best Real Estate & Construction Law Firm of the Year for the last three consecutive years
Kochhar & Co. Chennai was conferred the Legal Era Award for the Best Law Firm of the Year 2014
Kochhar & Co. Bangalore was conferred the Legal Era Award for the Best Law Firm of the Year
Kochhar & Co. has won the Indian Law Firm Awards by India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) under the category of "Corporate & Commercial law"
Kochhar & Co. was awarded the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Law award India for best PE Deal of the year
Recipient of the Overall Law Firm of the Year Award by Acquisition International M&A Awards
Recipient of the Deal Makers Award: Tax – India
Recipient of the Best IT & TMT Law Firm Award by Legal Era Magazine
Awarded the Technology Law Firm of the Year, India by Acquisition International Legal Awards
Recipient of the Deal Makers Award : Internet & E-Commerce – India
Awarded the Indian TMT Law Firm of the Year by Corporate INTL
Recipient of the Deal Makers Award: Management Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Kochhar & Co. was selected as the Insurance & Re-Insurance Law Firm of the Year in India by Corporate INTL.
Distinguished awards & honours:
Mr. Rohit Kochhar was conferred the “Glory of India Award” for placing India on the world map of legal services
Mr. Rohit Kochhar was conferred the distinguished Rashtriya Gaurav Award (Pride of India) for his outstanding achievements in the legal field. The award was presented by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Cabinet Minister for New & Renewable Energy and Shri Mukul Wasnik, Cabinet Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment
Mr. Rohit Kochhar has been conferred with the Legal Era Premier League Awards for Outstanding Achievements Firm
Mr. Rohit Kochhar has been conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award on August 19, 2009 for being the "Young Achiever & Entrepreneur” by the leading Bollywood Actress, Katrina Kaif and Congress MP, Rajiv Shukla. Mr. Kochhar is the first and only practicing lawyer in India to have been conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award since its inception
Mr. Rohit Kochhar is recipient of the International Council of Jurists Award by the Hon''ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, for his "distinctive accomplishment in the areas of corporate law and legal entrepreneurship" in 2008
Kochhar & Co. was conferred with 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 in 2008
Mr. Rohit Kochhar is recipient of the National Citizens Award for his unique contribution in the field of ”Youth Affairs” in 2001
Mr. Rohit Kochhar is recipient of the National Law Award for "Excellence in Corporate law” in 1999
The Firm is a member of the following organisations:
Delhi High Court Bar Association
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
Punjab, Haryana and Delhi Chamber of Commerce (PHD)
Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC)
Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI)
Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India (JCCII)
Gakko Bunka Education Society, India
Other International Memberships:
Tokyo Chambers of Commerce, Tokyo
The American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Singapore
The French Chamber of Commerce, Singapore