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Kochhar & Co.

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Suhas Srinivasiah

Work +91 80 4030 8000
Kochhar & Co.

Work Department

Foreign investment, Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Aviation and Nuclear Liability Laws, Employment Law, Technology Law


Senior Partner


Suhas is a Senior Partner in the Firm and a founding member of the Firm's Bangalore office. After graduating with a B.A., LL.B (Hons) degree from the prestigious National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU), he was called to the Bar in the year 1998.

Suhas does substantial work as part of the firm's Technology Law Practice. He represents some of the largest hardware and software companies in the world with regard to their operations in India. In particular, he has been responsible for assisting clients in setting up very large software development, R&D, engineering design, back office and BPO operations in India.

Suhas has strong experience in joint ventures, technical collaborations, mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments in the information technology, manufacturing, automobile and biotech industries. His work has included structuring, due diligence, advice on regulatory and anti-trust approvals, contract preparation and negotiations.

Suhas also handles large real estate projects of clients in the Bangalore office. In addition to Bangalore (and the State of Karnataka), Suhas has handled large real estate projects all over the country including in the cities of Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimbatore, etc. He also oversees a substantial portion of the complex commercial and criminal litigation in the office.

Suhas is very active in the aviation sector and assists several aviation manufacturers on sales to Indian entities (both in the private and public sectors including defense related sales/procurement). He has comprehensively advised many nuclear suppliers on liability issues under recently passed Indian laws. Suhas has advised many clients on Indian laws relating to trading of imported and locally procured goods, franchise arrangements, channel partner and distribution agreements, etc.

Suhas has spoken at various conferences including of the American Bar Association at Houston, USA on 'Legal Aspects of Outsourcing to India'. He has previously co-authored the (India) 'Chapter of Doing Business Around the World' published by the World Bank and co-authored articles published by the India Committee of the American Bar Association. He regularly undertakes training and legal update sessions to 'in-house' legal departments.

He is listed in the 2009, 2010 & 2011 Editions of the Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunication Lawyers, the 2012 Edition of The International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers and the 2011 and 2012 Chambers Asia Pacific Corporate/M&A section. He is listed in the Indian Lawyer 250's "40 under 45" leading legal practitioners in the country surveyed by Law Business Research Ltd.

Chambers & Partners states: Suhas Srinivasiah received fulsome praise for his excellent service. Clients remarked on his "amazing work ethic" and described him as "an extremely bright and conscientious young man with great business judgement."


  • English
  • Kannada


  • Bar Association of Karnataka.
  • Karnataka State Bar Council.
  • Advocates Association Bangalore (High Court unit).


  • B.A., LL.B.(Hons.), National Law School of India University, Bangalore.


Aviation (including aerospace and defence)

Within: Aviation (including aerospace and defence)

The aviation, aerospace and defence team at Kochhar & Co. is jointly headed up by Piyush Gupta and Suhas Srinivasiah and counts Bell Helicopters, Embraer S.A. and AMETEK Inc among its clients. The group is instructed by International Air Transport Association on several matters including challenging an increased aeronautical tariff at IGI Airport Airport, before the Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal. The team is also acting for Singapore Airlines on the revision of its corporate and commercial agreements relating to landing rights, sales and marketing and frequent flier programmes with third-party vendors of services.

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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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