Kochhar & Co. is a leading law firm in New Delhi and is also one of the largest firms in the city. The Firm offers a wide range of legal services in the areas of corporate and commercial laws, and is engaged in diverse areas of legal practice with special emphasis on foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, equity structuring and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). The Firm has a specialised information technology practice and is a pioneer in providing legal services and solutions in the internet and ecommerce fields.

Other practice areas of the Firm include transfer of technology, infrastructure projects (with emphasis on project finance), formation of subsidiary companies (including establishment of entities under the Software Technology Park Scheme and regulatory approvals including Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approvals. The Firm advises on a broad spectrum of laws including but not limited to exchange control, anti-dumping, taxation, labour, intellectual property, mining, telecommunications, insurance, energy, and oil and gas. The Firm has an active litigation practice. The Firm advises several multinational corporations on a wide range of legal issues concerning not only the establishment of various types of an Indian presence, but also a host of corporate and commercial issues that concern day to day business operations.

Technology Law Practice

The Firm was one of the first Indian law firms to establish a Technology Law Practice. This practice area is focused on the information technology industry and involves advising clients on information technology contracts, intellectual property (including domain name registration), venture capital investment, employee benefits, securities offerings and internet/ecommerce law. The Firm has one of the largest technology clienteles in the country.

Internet/ECommerce Law

The Firm has pioneered in the provision of legal solutions in the internet/eCommerce space in India. In particular, the Firm is one of the first in the country to have provided legal assistance to eCommerce service providers in setting up payment gateways in India. The Firm has also advised several leading eCommerce clients on the validity of online contracts, security of credit card payments, and net content liability issues.  The Firm has also drafted and reviewed contracts with resellers, merchants and banks. The Firm has also represented clients on registration of domestic domain names in India under the ".co.in" category.

Bangalore Office

The Firm has a branch office in Bangalore, one of the prominent cities in South India and popularly known as the "Silicon Valley of India". The Bangalore office not only serves clients in the State of Karnataka, but also covers the cities of Hyderabad and Chennai.

Quality Control

We are probably the only Indian law firm to have introduced stringent "quality control measures" that lay down innovative guiding principles for all attorneys in the Firm. Strict adherence to the Firm's "Quality Control Manual" ensures that quality and response time of the highest standards are maintained and client satisfaction is optimised.

Foreign Secondments

The Firm is one of the first and few in India to have developed an active foreign secondment programme, the objective of which is not only to give diverse international exposure to our associates but also to enable the Firm to benefit from the procedures, programmes and technology that the large western firms adopt. Additionally, we are the first Indian law firm to have hosted a Japanese lawyer in India. 

 

Contact:

 

Rohit Kochhar

Tel: (91-11) 6475477

E-mail: r.kochhar@kochhar.com

  

Stephen Mathias

Tel: (91)80 5095416, 5095417

E-mail: kochharbgl@vsnl.com

 

Janmajay Rai

Tel: (91) 11 647 5477

E-mail: j.rai@kochhar.com