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Kochhar & Co

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.

22 August 2014

SivanandaraajKochhar & Co Chennai litigation head and partner J Sivanandaraaj is going independent with his team of 15 lawyers.

23 July 2014

Aruna KumariLegal Matrix, a Hyderabad-based start-up law firm set up in 2011 by Aruna Kumari after leaving Fox Mandal Little, as it was then called, has merged into Kochhar & Co’s Hyderabad office with five lawyers.

17 January 2014

Hufriz Wadia: Creating Dubai in ChennaiFormer Juris Corp partner and Chennai head Hufriz Wadia yesterday joined Kochhar & Co as a partner in its banking and finance, corporate and capital markets practice in Chennai.

16 September 2013

PXV Law Partners Mumbai partner Deepto Roy acted for long-time client Glocal Hospitals in its Rs 25 crore ($4m) investment by SIDBI Venture Capital. Kochhar & Co Gurgaon-based partner Anjuli Sivaramakrishnan acted for SIDBI.

26 June 2013

HydrocarbonAmarchand Mangaldas advised Videocon Hydrocarbon Holdings (VHHL) on the Indian leg of the $2.475bn (Rs 14,827 crore) sale of its 10 per cent stake in a Mozambique gas field in Brazil.

17 May 2013

Niti PaulKochhar nabs Neeraj Grover, Nishant Menon, Niti Paul and Nilesh Parekh.

11 March 2013

We know what Desai & Diwanji, HSA Advocates, I&S Associates, AZB & Partners, Fox Mandal and KS Partners and others did this month.

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