Kochhar & Co




Kochhar & Co has a pan-India presence and excels in a multitude of practice areas, from dispute resolution to real estate. Its technology and telecommunications practice is lauded as one of the best in the country. Stephen Matthias is a leading technology lawyer who heads the firm’s first-rate team. Managing partner and litigation specialist, Rohit Kochhar is the main contact.

Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Advised Standard & Poor’s on the move of employees from Evalueserve India to the client.  

Assisted Blue Yonder India, as part of a global transaction, on moving its employees to UST Global.  

Key clients 

Exxon Mobil, Facebook, Marriott Hotels, Oracle, Standard Chartered, Western Digital

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Represented Wells Fargo in a high-profile dispute with the Indian court ruling that the lockdown was no excuse for a company to avoid contractual obligations to make payments. 

Represented an Italian multinational pharmaceutical company, Actial Farmaceutica, and its Indian subsidiary in a complex international dispute involving legal rights to a probiotic bacterial product. 

Acted for Fujifilm India in its dispute with the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, for the supply of medical imaging technology products. The case raises important questions about tender regulations and the transparency of tender bidding processes. 

Key clients 

Cisco, Honda, Indian Oil, Meidensha Corporation, Mercedes Benz, Wells Fargo

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights

Assisted Finicity Technologies on the Indian elements of its global complete sale to Mastercard for $825 million.

Advised state-run energy firm Gas Authority of India on swapping its shares in Ratnagiri Gas and Power with NTPC.

Acted for technology giant, Tech Mahindra on its acquisition of the assets of TransSys Group, a global consulting and technology services company with presence in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Key clients

Aspire Systems, Cardinal Healthcare, Eze Castle, FEdex, FGVT Holdings, Maruthi Technologies, Oracle, Xpitax, Zebra Technologies

Banking and finance

Work highlights

Acted for IndusInd Bank in a deal involving a $50 million bilateral working capital facility to a gems and jewellery business.

Advised multiple domestic banks where one of the banks, ICICI Bank intends to take over the existing facilities from Aditya Birla Finance.

Represented the State Bank of India in relation to the recovery of funds from a large healthcare organisation, NMC Healthcare.

Key clients

Aditya Birla Finance, Canara Bank, ICICI Bank, Punjab National Bank, Sterlite Group


Work highlights 

Acted for Sterlite Group as a borrower in a marquee power transmission sector financing.  

Advised PMI Electro Mobility on its investment from GreenCell Mobility. 

Represented Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan, a solar infrastructure developer, on its agreements with a solar park developer.   

Key clients 

ASK Financial Holding, China State Construction Engineering Group, Experion Developers, ICICI Bank, PMI Electro Mobility, SBC Bank, Solar Pack

Real estate

Work highlights 

Assisted Target in a highly complex “built to suit” transaction that involved the sublease of an entire building in Bangalore in a fully fitted out and customised condition.   

Advised Visa on its establishment of its offices in Bangalore and Mumbai.  

Represented online travel company, Expedia, on the expansion of a cyber park in the city of Gurugram. 

Key clients 

Aristocrat Technologies, Arm, LinkedIn, Northern Trust, PricewaterhouseCoopers