Kochhar & Co
Time Zone: GMT +5 ½
Tel: + 91 11 41115222/ 40563812
Fax: +91 11 40563813
Kochhar & Co. Kochhar & Co is one of the leading and largest corporate law firms in India, and enjoys the distinction of being the only Indian firm with a full service presence in the six prominent Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon & Hyderabad and with six overseas offices – Atlanta, Singapore, Dubai & Tokyo and Jeddah, & Riyadh. Our offices in Saudi Arabia are in collaboration with a leading law firm there.
Kochhar & Co. offers a wide range of legal services in the areas of corporate and commercial laws and specializes in representing major foreign and domestic corporations with diverse business interests in India. The Firm acts as Indian counsel for some of the largest multinational companies from North America, Europe South-East Asia and Japan (including several Fortune 500 companies).
"Client satisfaction" is the cornerstone of the Firm's work culture and Kochhar & Co. takes great 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 as well as an extremely proactive approach.
The Firm has pioneered a client satisfaction bible which is regularly updated to achieve the objective of optimizing client satisfaction. The Firm takes special care to ensure that all legal support is provided to clients 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 attorneys in the Firm are meticulously trained to develop and strengthen their skills towards achieving these objectives.
The Firm is the only Indian law firm to have been conferred as many awards (as we have received) for ‘excellence in corporate law’ including but not limited to the ‘International Council of Jurists award' conferred by the Prime Minister, the ‘Rajiv Gandhi award' and the ‘National Pride’ award.
The State of Delhi is the seat of the Government and the capital of the Republic of India. All Central Government Ministries including the Foreign Investment Promotion Board are located in New Delhi. The first presence established by Kochhar & Co. was in New Delhi and the Delhi Office is also the largest of the six full service offices of the Firm. During the last decade, the Delhi presence of Kochhar & Co. has grown rapidly to become one of the largest corporate law firms in India’s capital. The Delhi office represents numerous Fortune 500 corporations and provides full service support on diverse areas including but not limited to advice on the initial stage of strategizing, risk analysis, regulatory framework, tax-efficient structuring, obtaining requisite approvals and licenses, due diligence, preparation and negotiation of all transactional documents including advice on antitrust issues, competition law, securities law, foreign investment regulations, labour and employment law, real estate and environment. The Litigation practice of the Firm is also headquartered in New Delhi.
Gurgaon or the Millennium City, as it is often referred to, is located in the National Capital Region. It has rapidly developed into a new major business district on the outskirts of Delhi. During the last few years, Gurgaon has attracted sizeable investment from several multinational corporations, large Indian business houses as well as Non-Resident Indians. The Gurgaon office provides comprehensive legal advice and support to its clients, many of whom are leading players in the banking, finance, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, telecom, automotive, manufacturing, real estate and IT Sectors. It also has an integrated Intellectual Property (“IP”) law practice which is widely recognized as one of the premier IP practices in India.
The city of Mumbai (Bombay) is the commercial capital of India and is also the banking and capital markets hub of the country. The Mumbai office of the Firm has witnessed tremendous growth since its inception in early 2001 and is regarded as one of the fastest growing law firms in the city. The office has full service capabilities but is particularly well regarded for its expertise in areas such as banking, oil and gas, project finance, securities law, venture capital investments, maritime and M&A. The Mumbai team works extensively with several large listed companies, who find the firm’s proactive and business oriented approach dynamic and refreshing. The Mumbai office also represents many well-known international corporations doing business in India.
The Firm has a substantial presence in Bangalore, one of the prominent cities in South India and popularly known as the "Silicon Valley of India". The Bangalore office is one of the most prominent law offices in Southern India in the area of information technology including internet and e-commerce laws. Kochhar & Co. (including it’s Bangalore office) is regarded by several international legal journals as the leading Indian law firm for Information Technology, Outsourcing and E-Commerce work. Amongst others, leading legal publications such as Asia Pacific Legal 500, Global Counsel 3000 and Euro money rank Kochhar & Co. as the leading Indian law firm for Information Technology, Telecom and Media work.
The city of Hyderabad is hundreds of miles away from the sea but is best known for its pearls! This is testimony to the skills and the spirit of enterprise pervading the State of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad is fast becoming one of the most preferred destinations for both domestic and foreign investment. This is attributable to the presence of strong infrastructure, good connectivity (by air, road, rail and sea), availability of a large well educated workforce and a peaceful industrial and labour climate, coupled with relatively lower costs. The Hyderabad office of the Firm is a full service office offering legal support and services in all areas of commercial, corporate and business laws.
The Firm has a large and impressive presence in Chennai, the gateway to Southern India, which is now considered to be one of the most attractive destinations for foreign investment. Abundant availability of well-trained manpower and strong infrastructure are amongst the greater strengths of the State of Tamil Nadu, the capital of which is Chennai.
The Chennai office of Kochhar & Co. is a full service practice and represents some of the largest corporations in the world on a wide range of corporate, commercial and business law issues. The important practice areas of the Chennai office include foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, transfer of technology, labor/employment laws, environmental laws, taxation and real estate.
The Atlanta office provides a wide range of the highest quality of legal services in the area of Indian corporate and commercial laws. The services provided include advising clients on Investments in India, foreign collaborations, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, transfer of technology, commercial contracts of all kinds, litigation/dispute resolution, labor & employment laws, real estate, intellectual property, technology law and taxation.
The Atlanta office provides full service legal support to US and Canadian companies in setting up business operations and/or entering into any commercial transactions in India. The legal services include all aspects of setting up a business presence, company incorporation, regulatory approvals, obtaining required registrations, due diligence on real estate, lease agreements etc. The office also assists Indian companies having business expansion plans in the US and Canada.
Being ranked the most competitive economy of Asia in 2007 and home to some 7000 multinational companies which have made Singapore their regional hub in Asia, it was a natural choice for Kochhar & Co. to open its office in this pulsating city. For many multinational companies using Singapore as their launch pad to the dynamic markets of India, Kochhar & Co. provides Indian legal advice in Singapore itself. Further, the office provides Indian law advice to Singapore companies which intend to invest or start business in India. The office was also established with an aim to provide an effective communication channel between its clients in Singapore and the various Kochhar offices in India. The office also assists Indian companies that wish to establish a presence in Singapore and neighboring countries and / or raise capital from the Singapore Stock Exchange.
The Tokyo office provides full service legal support to major Japanese corporations in the areas of corporate law, litigation, labor and employment law, taxation, real estate and intellectual property. Kochhar & Co.'s expertise in representing Japanese clients is evident from the fact that almost 25% of the Firm's revenues come from Japanese clients alone and the Firm has represented more than 100 prominent Japanese corporations on various and diverse aspects of Indian laws. We recently became India’s first law firm to obtain a foreign lawyer registration approval from the Ministry of Justice in Japan to enable Kochhar & Co. to practice Indian law in Tokyo
The Firm has recently established a presence in Dubai where we are in the process of procuring a license to practice local law in our own name. This will make us the first Indian law firm to procure such an approval from the Government of Dubai
JEDDAH AND RIYADH OFFICES
In Saudi Arabia, Kochhar & Co. has commenced operations in Jeddah and Riyadh in partnership with the Law Firm of Dr. Khalid Alnowaiser (LFKAN), KSA's most dynamic and progressive legal enterprise. Founded in the year 1996, LFKAN provides full service corporate, litigation and arbitration services that are designed to meet the critical legal needs of multinational corporations and private investors with investments and business operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. LFKAN is staffed by resident Saudi Arabian and international attorneys qualified in international law, Islamic Sharia and the Middle East legal system.
The Kochhar-Alnowaiser alliance endeavours to provide support to Indian investors in all aspects of their operations in KSA – from a legal as well as practical perspective. In addition to providing a full service legal assistance to Indian clients investing in new projects and establishing a business presence in the KSA, the Kochhar-Alnowaiser consortium would also represent Indian companies in resolving commercial disputes through an alternate mechanism of arbitration
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T: +1 770 434 0715
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