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Kochhar & Co

14 November 2016

Kochhar & Co added ALMT Legal partner Gautam Bhatikar as a senior partner and co-head of the Mumbai office of the firm. Bhatikar has joined the firm with ALMT senior associate Zoeb Cutlerywala.

01 November 2016

Kochhar & Co has added Gulf-based lawyer Nikhat Sardar Khan as a partner in its Dubai office.

17 October 2016

Kochhar & Co has hired Sarika Raichur as a partner in Delhi focusing on corporate and private equity, merging part of the firm she had started.

04 May 2016

Kochhar & Co partner Saloni Gupta has joined Link Legal India Law Services as a partner, reported Bar & Bench.

08 March 2016

luphoo5nSenior litigator Zulfiquer Hansi joined Kochhar & Co in Bangalore as a partner in its labour and employment practice.

08 February 2016

Kochhar & Co has hired Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) partner Rahul Ray as a senior partner, while Ray’s team member Vikram Bajaj joined as a joint partner.

16 October 2015

sxvbxxayKochhar & Co Hyderabad head and partner VVSN Raju, who had merged his firm Juris Prime Law Services with Kochhar in July 2011, demerged from Kochhar in September.

16 September 2015

u0rfmnroFormer Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla senior associate Faizal Latheef joined Kochhar & Co as a partner in its Dubai corporate practice.

07 August 2015

Former JDS Law Chambers founding partner Jivesh Chandrayan merged his firm into Kochhar & Co and joined Kochhar as a partner in its Delhi corporate practice.

The Delhi university LLB and Cardiff University LLM graduate Chandrayan commented in Kochhar’s press release: “I am excited to be part of the Kochhar team and look forward to significantly contributing to the firm’s growth as part of the Corporate & M&A Practice Group.”

Kochhar & Co managing partner Rohit Kochhar commented: “His experience and impressive professional credentials will be invaluable to our accomplished corporate and commercial practice and will benefit our global clientele.”

After three Kochhar partners left the firm to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Kochhar hired banking partner Sumit Phatela in Gurgaon, Gaurav Chatterjee in real estate and litigation in Chennai, Prateush Sharma as indirect tax partner in Mumbai and Saloni Gupta as corporate partner in Delhi.

11 June 2015

Kochhar & Co advised global clinical research conglomerate the Parexel Group and its Indian group company Parexel India on buying for $100m pharma-covigilance company Quantum Solutions India, which was advised by Platinum Partners.

Kochhar senior Delhi-based partner Vijay Ravi, partner Chandrasekhar Tampi and senior associate Sumant Srivastava acted for Parexel India and the Parexel Group.

Platinum’s recent Wadia Ghandy Bangalore joinee and partner Ankit Majmudar and associate Rohan Kumar acted for Quantum and its proprietor Apurva Goswamy.

The acquisition will not significantly impact Parexel’s fiscal year 2015 revenue, reported Mint.

03 June 2015

Kochhar & Co has hired former associate director legal (South Asia) of the Carlson Rezidor Group, Sumit Phatela, as a partner in its Gurgaon office’s corporate, banking and finance practice.

Phatela was previously working with the office of general counsel of Ernst & Young India, and had been at the banking & finance team of SNG & Partners’ Delhi office for five years, according to a press release from Kochhar.

Legally India reported earlier today that Kochhar also hired Universal Legal partner Gaurav Chatterjee in Chennai.

29 April 2015

Kochhar & Co senior partner Manishi  Pathak is due to join the post Amarchand Mangaldas-break-up Delhi office of Amarchand Mumbai region managing partner Cyril Shroff.

16 April 2015

ChawlaKochhar & Co partner Harry Chawla is set to join the new firm expected to be launched by Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai managing partner Cyril Shroff in Delhi.

10 February 2015

Lawyers attack each other, sometimesWith Amarchand Mangaldas having agreed to break up into two firms by 1 April after a public Bombay high court battle over a family inheritance and control of the firm, we took a closer look at the few Indian lawyers who've sued other lawyers.

19 November 2014

Kochhar Inc: DubaiKochhar & Co opened up in Dubai on 10 November, after the Dubai Legal Affairs Department (LAD) of the Ruler’s Office granted the firm its licence to practice in the UAE six months ago.

28 October 2014

SnapdeaIndusLaw advised Snapdeal again on its largest round of investment to date with 12 other law firm teams.

20 October 2014

Amarchand Mangaldas together with Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune advised Sumitomo Corporation Japan, with Amarchand also advising SMAS Auto Leasing India on acquiring the auto leasing business of New Delhi-based Carzonrent, which was advised by Kochhar & Co. The acquisition was for Rs 200 crore, as reported by the Times of India.

Amarchand Delhi partner Puja Sondhi, principal associate Ramanuj Gopalan, senior associate Sushrut Biswal and associate Vasudha Sharma acted for Sumitomo and SMAS. Kochhar Delhi partner Niti Paul, senior associate Maureen Z Ralte and associate Akshit Kapoor acted for Carzonrent. [Correction: The first published story had the wrong first name for Kapoor. The error is regretted.]

SMAS, a Japanese automobile joint venture, enters the Indian market through this deal, reported Mint.