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Kachwaha & Partners

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Managing Partner: Sumeet Kachwaha
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 18
Languages: English, Hindi

Firm Overview:
Founded in 2002, Kachwaha & Partners is a multi-discipline, full service law firm with a focus on dispute resolution and infrastructure projects. The firm’s offices are in Delhi and Mumbai (Bombay) and is capable of handling legal engagements throughout India. The partners and members of the firm are senior professionals with years of experience behind them. They bring the highest level of professional service to clients along with the traditions of the profession, integrity and sound ethical practices.

Main Areas of Practice:
Anti-Corruption
Anti-Dumping
Arbitration
Banking
Competition
Construction
Contracts
Corporate
Employment
Entertainment
Franchising
Environment
Intellectual Property
Infrastructure
Joint Ventures
Transfer of Technology
Litigation
Media
Mining
Procurement
Project Financing
Securitisation
Shipping
Structuring
Tax
Trusts

Testimonials:
 ■ ‘One of the most capable litigation law firms in India’, Kachwaha & Partners’ dispute resolution practice is a clear leader’ Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2013)
■ Declared a ‘Winner’ in the Indian Law Firm Awards by Indian Business Law Journal (Hong Kong) in the category of Dispute Resolution (2018)
■ Declared a ‘Winner’ in the Indian Law Firm Awards by Indian Business Law Journal (Hong Kong) in the category of Restructuring, Refinance and Insolvency (2015)
■ One source states, the lawyers of Kachwaha & Partners have “intensive knowledge in their field.” Another sources says, of the team “Their expertise, knowledge, confidence and professional approach are impeccable.” Chambers Asia 2018
■ The team at Kachwaha & Partners provides 'quick and accurate responses' and has 'an impeccable understanding of the intricacies of law and various procedures’. Sumeet Kachwaha and Dharmendra Rautray are‘both dependable and thorough professionals’ Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2017)
■ “The firm is excellent at dealing with clients. They attend to all queries and look to find favourable outcomes.” Chambers Asia 2018 - Dispute Resolution Section
■ ‘Sumeet Kachwaha, head of the litigation and dispute resolution department, is a notable name in arbitration and litigation, and overseas lawyers recommend himfor any India-specific matter, particularly in cases where it’s almost an unsolvable issue”...’ Benchmark Asia - Pacific (2013)
“Senior partner Sumeet Kachwaha is a standout name in both litigation and arbitration, and one interviewee reveals that ‘he is my first port of call for Indian legal issues’…” (Chambers Asia 2012) - dispute resolution section)
■ ‘Kachwaha & Partners provides “outstanding service and great value for money”. Sumeet Kachwaha and Dharmendra Rautray have “vast experience and commercial acumen” and “highly qualified litigator” Ashok Sagar is also recommended...’ Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2016)
■ “Of all the firms I’ve used, their advice is the easiest to understand. Outstanding expertise - they know what they are talking about’...” (Chambers Asia 2011)
■ “International counsel are impressed with the lawyers who ‘know their way around a courtroom, and give good input on strategy.’ The ‘proactive and imaginative’ Sumeet Kachwaha is highly rated for both litigation and arbitration.’ He is unflappable, no matter how stressful it gets,’ says interviewees, adding that ‘he is totally straightforward’...” (Chambers Asia 2009)
■ “Sumeet Kachwaha is recommended for his ‘command of the law and utmost integrity.’ Sources add, ‘he is entirely incorruptible - one can trust him with anything.’….” (Chambers Global 2008 - Dispute Resolution Section)
■ Partner, Dharmendra Rautray - “He has a vast knowledge of Indian law, studies the documentation in detail and is well placed to give sound advice. His strategy in approaching a dispute is on of his strengths.” - Chambers Asia 2018
■ ‘In relation to Kachwaha & Partners disputes team, one client reports “I was very impressed with the standard of their work” and their “very clear and succinct opinion” that were “well supported by authorities and reports.” The turnaround time was “extremely good considering the response required from then was often on an urgent basis”...’ Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2008)
■ Partner; Sumeet Kachwaha figures in Who’s Who International in five sections, viz, commercial arbitration, asset recovery, construction, procurement, government contract and asset recovery