Rohit Kochhar is the Founding Member and Chairman of Kochhar & Co., and plays a vibrant role in the management and operations of the firm at a global level. In addition to management functions, he is actively involved in private practice and advises numerous multinational and large domestic corporations on diverse legal issues. Mr Kochhar has rich and diverse professional experience of over 30 years, and his areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investment, company law, high-stake complex commercial litigation, anti-corruption & white-collar crime, and prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace (POSH). He regularly advises numerous global Fortune 500 companies (including prominent North American, European and Japanese corporations) on a host of complex Indian law issues.
Under Mr Kochhar’s dynamic leadership, Kochhar & Co. has grown substantially over the last two decades, and is now one of the leading and most reputed Indian law firms. The firm enjoys a pan-India presence with full-service offices in the six prominent Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Gurgaon.
Given Mr Kochhar’s emphasis on professional excellence, the firm has established a robust client satisfaction program ensuring that all lawyers provide high quality, responsive, solution-seeking and business-oriented legal support to clients which is consistent with global standards. This, among other attributes, has catapulted the firm to India’s top-ranked law firm in seven practice verticals including Corporate and M&A, Real Estate, Employment Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
Mr Kochhar sits on the Boards of the Indian subsidiaries of many multinational companies. He is a frequent Speaker at various international and domestic conferences, and is invited as an eminent panelist on legal issues of national importance by leading news channels. He also regularly writes for business and financial newspapers. He graduated with a B.Com (Honors) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi (1984). Thereafter, he obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Mumbai University and was a merit scholar, ranking third out of 2,900 students in the State of Maharashtra. Mr Kochhar has been consistently Recognised by the world’s leading publications, including the Chambers Global Guide, Indian Business Law Journal (IBLJ) and Legal 500 as an Elite Leading Lawyer for Corporate and M&A in India. In the course of his illustrious career spanning over three decades, he has been conferred the International Council of Jurists Award by the Honourable Prime Minister of India for his distinctive accomplishment in the areas of corporate law and legal entrepreneurship.