Firm Profile > Chadha & Co > New Delhi, India

Chadha & Co
NEW DELHI 110 048

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Chadha & Co routinely assists international clients looking to enter the Indian market. The team not only undertakes work pertaining to M&A, joint ventures and foreign direct investments, but is also well equipped to advise on regulatory approvals and commercial contracts. Noteworthy practitioners include Rahul Chadha and Namita Chadha.

Labour and employment Tier 4

The labour and employment partnership at Chadha & Co. comprises Namita Chadha and Savita Sarna, who are retained by a strong roster of multinational clients. Typical instructions involve misconduct disputes and investigations, M&A support, regulatory compliance and HR guidance. Additionally, the team was recently engaged by clients in the life sciences sector to advise on risk management of outsourcing undertakings, and clients in the entertainment sector for employee data risk analysis.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

International Trading Fashion & Apparel Supply Limited (Hong Kong)/ ITFAS India Fashion Private Limited

]Electronic Arts Limited

Sojitz India Private Limited

STMicroelectronics Private Limited

ConvaTec (Singapore) Pte Ltd/ ConvaTec India Private Limited

Schenker India Private Limited

United Ocean Ship Management

Rivigo Services Private Limited

Delhi International Airport Limited

William Grant & Sons Limited

Pinkerton Corporate Risk Management India

DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals India Private Limited

Japan External Trade Organization

KCI Medical India Private Limited

Japan International Cooperation Agency

The firm: Chadha & Co. was founded in 2002 by Namita Chadha, one of India’s leading women corporate lawyers. The firm started by advising foreign corporations doing business in India on FDI and corporate/commercial matters. Today, the firm has strong and reputed practices across industries and areas of law. The firm is led by Ms Namita Chadha, founder and managing partner, and Mr Rahul Chadha, managing partner.

Both the managing partners of the firm are able to bring to the table their practical experience of having worked in-house and establishing and managing businesses in India. This distinguishes the firm from its competitors and enables it to quickly understand complex issues and provide practical, easy to implement legal solutions to clients. The firm is known for its business-savvy approach to legal problem-solving.

The firm comprises experienced, passionate and business-savvy lawyers and consultants with an international perspective and strong problem-solving abilities. The team comprises five partners and 36 advocates. The partners of the firm are involved in a hands-on manner on every assignment. This ensures that the quality of work does not have peaks and troughs – the know-how, experience and commercial understanding of the partners is crucial to the firm’s ability to provide consistent, world-class service.

The team is supported by management professionals, chartered accountants and company secretaries and, where necessary, technical experts. It works with correspondent lawyers across India and is able to provide the same high quality of service in a cost-effective manner anywhere in the country.

The firm’s clients, from over 32 countries, include leading Fortune 500 corporations as well as small and medium enterprises and family-owned companies. Clients primarily are from the US/Canada, Western Europe and Japan.

The firm’s offices are located in New Delhi, but more than 50% of the work that the firm does is outside the national capital region. It routinely acts for clients in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra (especially Mumbai and Pune), Karnataka (Bangalore), Andhra Pradesh/Telengana (Hyderabad), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and West Bengal (Kolkata).

Areas of practice: Chadha & Co. is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm. It is reputed for high-quality, practical, proactive and cost-effective legal advice.

The firm has a specialised inbound practice in advising foreign corporations doing business in India on all Indian laws and regulations that are relevant to their business. It advises clients on their India entry strategy, structuring their entry, establishing Indian operations, and on legal and regulatory issues while they conduct their operations in the country.

The firm has expertise in the areas of inbound investments; M&A; joint ventures; technology transfer; corporate and commercial, private equity; banking, restructuring; corporate/project finance; tax; corporate governance; compliance; litigation and arbitration; white-collar crime; labour, employment, industrial relations; real estate; infrastructure; information technology and outsourcing; and competition.

The firm advises clients from the following industries: agriculture; automotive; aviation; chemicals; consulting services; defence; energy – power, mining; food and beverages (including liquor); financial services – banking, private equity, insurance; information technology and semiconductors; infrastructure – roads, railways, ports; life sciences – healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology; manufacturing; railways; real estate and construction; retail (single-brand, multi-brand, luxury) and trade; security and private investigations; sports and entertainment; telecommunications; and travel, tourism and hotels.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking Rahul Chadha
Banking Neeraj Prakash
Commercial contracts Namita Chadha
Commercial contracts Ashish Gupta
Competition Namita Chadha
Competition Sakshi Arora
Corporate/company Ashish Gupta
Corporate/company Aditya Kumar
Corporate governance Namita Chadha
Corporate governance Rahul Chadha
Dispute resolution/white-collar crime Namita Chadha
Dispute resolution/white-collar crime Savita Sarna
Foreign investment Rahul Chadha
Foreign investment Ashish Gupta
Immigration Savita Sarna
Immigration Manila Sarkaria
Infrastructure Rahul Chadha
Infrastructure Neeraj Prakash
Joint ventures and technical collaborations Ashish Gupta
Joint ventures and technical collaborations Neeraj Prakash
Labour and employment Namita Chadha
Labour and employment Savita Sarna
Mergers and acquisitions/private equity Rahul Chadha
Mergers and acquisitions/private equity Ashish Gupta
Mergers and acquisitions/private equity Neeraj Prakash
Project finance Rahul Chadha
Project finance Neeraj Prakash
Real estate Savita Sarna
Real estate Manila Sarkaria
Regulatory approvals Ashish Gupta
Regulatory approvals Neeraj Prakash
Statutory compliance Namita Chadha
Statutory compliance Ashish Gupta
Statutory compliance Savita Sarna
Number of lawyers : 36
Hindi (and several Indian regional languages)
International Practice Group