M&A, general corporate, labour & employment, and white collar crime
Widely acclaimed as a pre-eminent Indian lawyer and outstanding legal entrepreneur, Rohit Kochhar is the founding member and chairman of Kochhar & Co, one of India’s leading and premier corporate law firms.
Kochhar has been one of the pioneers of the Indian legal services sector with many firsts to his credit. Under his dynamic leadership, Kochhar & Co is the only full-service law firm with a true national presence that is spread across six prominent Indian states and four overseas offices, including Dubai, where it is the only firm from the sub-continent to have an independent license to practise local UAE and DIFC laws.
Kochhar has a rich and diverse professional experience of more than 30 years. His areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures (including shareholder disputes), foreign direct investments and technology transfer, company law, high-stake complex commercial litigation, anti-corruption & white-collar crime, employment law and prevention of sexual harassment at workplace (POSH). Kochhar heads the anti-bribery and anti-corruption practice of the firm and enjoys international recognition for handling some most sensitive corruption cases.
Kochhar regularly advises numerous global Fortune 500 corporations including prominent companies from North America, Europe, South East Asia and Japan. He is also on the board of the Indian subsidiaries of many such multinational clients.
Kochhar has been consistently acclaimed by the world’s leading legal publications including the Chambers Global Guide and Legal 500 as an elite leading lawyer for corporate and M&A in India.
Kochhar has been conferred the Rashtriya Gaurav Award (Pride of the Nation Award) for excellence in the field of law, Glory of India Award for placing India on the world map of legal services, the Rajiv Gandhi Award for being a Young Achiever & Entrepreneur, the International Council of Jurists Award conferred by the prime minister of India for his “distinctive accomplishment in the areas of corporate law and legal entrepreneurship” and the National Citizens Award for his unique contribution to youth affairs.
He currently serves as the honorary secretary general of the Society of Indian Law Firms.