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Kochhar & Co.

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Rohit Kochhar

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Kochhar & Co.

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Joint venture, M&A and Securities law, Labour and employment, Regulatory approvals, Foreign collaborations, Company law, Exchange control, General commercial transactions and Corporate litigation. Mr. Kochhar heads the following practice desk: i. The prevention of sexual harassment (POSH) ii. Anti-corruption and Anti-bribery laws iii. Whilte collar crime practice


Founder, Chairman & Managing Partner


Mr. Rohit Kochhar is the Chairman & Managing Partner of the Firm and plays an active role in the management and operations of the Firm at a global level. In addition to management functions, Mr. Kochhar is actively involved in private practice and advises numerous foreign clients on diverse matters relating to inbound investments. His main areas of work include regulatory approvals, joint ventures, foreign collaborations, acquisitions, company law, labour and employment law, exchange control, general commercial transactions and corporate litigation. He also heads the prevention of sexual harassment (POSH) and employee fraud practice desks of the Firm. Mr. Kochhar regularly advises numerous Fortune 500 Companies (including major US, European and Japanese corporations) on a host of Indian law issues and sits on the board of many Indian subsidiaries of such corporations. Rohit is a frequent speaker at various international and domestic conferences. He also conducts workshops and training for clients in employee retrenchment, transfer of employees and prevention of sexual harassment. He currently holds the position of Honorary Secretary of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF). Awards • Mr. Rohit Kochhar was conferred the distinguished Rashtriya Gaurav Award (Pride of India) for his outstanding achievements in the legal field. • Awarded 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”. • Mr. Rohit Kochhar was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award for being the "Young Achiever & Entrepreneur". Mr. Kochhar is the first and only practicing lawyer in India to have been conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Award since its inception. • 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. • Conferred with the National Citizens Award for his unique contribution in the field of “Youth Affairs”. • Presented the National Law Award for “Excellence in Corporate law” in 1999. Publications • Co-authored a book titled “Doing Business in India” published by Business Laws, Inc • Article on 'Exit from a Joint Venture in India' in IBL (Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law).


English, Hindi


• Delhi High Court Bar Association. • Supreme Court Bar Association. • International Bar Association (IBA). • Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).


• LL.B., University of Mumbai - merit scholar (ranked 3rd out of 3000 students). • B.Com. (Honours), University of Delhi - merit scholar. • Admitted to the Bar in 1987.


Corporate and M&A

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Rohit Kochhar - Kochhar & Co.

Within: Corporate and M&A

Kochhar & Co.'s practice is noted for its pan-Indian support, covering a full range of corporate and M&A matters including due diligence, transaction structuring, regulatory issues and risk management. Highlights include acting for Corning Inc on its $900m acquisition of the Communication Division of 3M Company. Chairman Rohit Kochhar and Anjuli Sivaramakrishnan are the key individuals.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Kochhar & Co.'s employment and industrial relations team is jointly led by Rohit Kochhar, Suhas Srinivasiah and Vijay Ravi and frequently assists its corporate clients with a range of labour law matters. The group assisted Textron India in handling serious allegations of corruption against one of its senior employees, relating to a $5m transaction. In another work highlight, a team led by Srinivasiah acted for Permasteelisa (India) on a large scale amicable termination of employees. Indrani Lahiri is also recommended.

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White-collar crime

Within: White-collar crime

Kochhar & Co. has an established track record representing domestic companies and multinational corporations in anti-corruption, allegations of workplace sexual harassment, corporate fraud and foreign investment-related offences. The group's client base includes Falck Denmark A/S, International Air Transport Association, WinMagic, Everonn Education, and MAT Holdings. Rohit Kochhar and Krishna Vijay Singh jointly head the practice.

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