Khaitan & Co
Number of partners and directors: 175
Number of lawyers: 700+ fee earners (including partners and directors)
Languages: English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, a variety of Indian regional languages
Founded in 1911, Khaitan and Co is among India’s oldest and most prestigious full-service law firms. It is also one of the largest, with over 700 professionals and 175 partners and directors.
The firm’s teams, comprising a powerful mix of experienced senior lawyers and dynamic rising stars in Indian law, offer customised and pragmatic solutions that are best suited to its clients’ specific requirements. Be it long-standing relationships with old clients, or fresh journeys we embark upon with new clients, unshaking trust is a common thread running through each one. The firm acts as a trusted advisor to leading business houses, multinational corporations, financial institutions, governments and international law firms.
Khaitan and Co sector specialist lawyers are always abreast with the latest developments in their domain and armed with nuanced understanding of the sector and jurisdiction. From mergers and acquisitions to intellectual property, banking to taxation, capital markets to dispute resolution, and emerging new age areas like white collar crime, data privacy and competition law, Khaitan and Co has strong capabilities and deep industry knowledge across practices.
With offices in New Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata, Khaitan and Co has a strong pan-India presence. The firm also has capabilities in overseas markets via its country-specific desks and robust working relationships with top international law firms across jurisdictions.
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Corporate/Commercial & M&A
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Data Privacy & Protection
■ Energy, Infrastructure & Resources
■ Environment Law
■ Estate Planning, Trusts & Private Clients
■ Intellectual Property
■ Labour & Employment
■ Private Equity
■ Real Estate
■ Taxation (Direct & Indirect)
■ Technology, Media & Telecom
■ White Collar Crime
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm is one of India’s most recognised fullservice law firms. The firm’s expertise in its practice areas has been widely recognised by various leading international rankings and publications including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers.
The firm’s corporate/M&A practice and several other practice areas including banking and finance, capital markets, competition/antitrust, dispute resolution, energy, infrastructure and resources, private clients, funds, hospitality, intellectual property, labour and employment laws, real estate, taxation, technology, media and telecom, and white-collar crime are considered independent top-tier practices and feature prominently in various leading international and Indian publications.
The firm has also developed expertise in new age areas such as data privacy, emerging technologies, online gaming, health tech and Edutech, along with other regulated or highly specialised industries with cross-practice teams of lawyers.
Awards & Recognitions:
The firm has received several awards and recognition in recent times for its work, some of which include:
■ RSG India winner 2019 - Ranked No. 2 at RSG Ranking of Indian Law Firm Practices 2019; RSG Grow India Award for Enabling Corporate India for our work on the landmark Flipkart-Walmart deal
■ Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2021- Ranked as Tier I Indian Law Firm
■ Asialaw Profiles 2021- Ranked as Outstanding law Firm
■ Legal500 Asia Pacific 2021 - Ranked as Tier 1 Indian Law firm
■ Benchmark Litigation 2021– Ranked as Tier 1 Law Firm in 7 practice areas
Over the years the firm has attracted and retained some of the best legal talent in India. The strategic hiring of partners has resulted in the addition of new practice areas, the strengthening of existing ones and also brought in some of the best international practices.
The firm’s clients include top business and financial enterprises, business houses, banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, government bodies, educational and charitable trusts, cultural institutions, individuals, and estates and trusts from India and overseas.
Khaitan & Co is an independent law firm and routinely works with several leading law firms internationally on inbound and outbound assignments across various jurisdictions on multiple transactions across its practice areas. In 2021, the firm opened its first international office in Singapore.
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