Number of partners and directors: 124
Number of lawyers: 550+ fee earners (including partners and directors)
Languages: English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, a variety of Indian regional languages
Founded in 1911, Khaitan & Co is one of the oldest Indian full-service law firms. It combines a rich heritage of over a hundred years with modern, cutting edge and solution oriented legal practice. The firm has a strength of over 550+ fee earners, including 124 partners and directors across India.
Banking & Finance
Corporate/Commercial & M&A
Data Privacy & Protection
Energy, Infrastructure & Resources
Estate Planning, Trusts & Private Clients
Labour & Employment
Taxation (Direct & Indirect)
Technology, Media & Telecom
White Collar Crime
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Main Areas of Practice:
The firm is one of India’s most recognised full-service 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 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:
■ Best Overall Law Firm –‘Banking & Finance, Merger & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Capital Markets, Competition & Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Energy Projects & Infrastructure and Taxation’– India Business Law Journal – Award Winning Law Firm 2017-18
■ Law Firm of the Year – India, Law Firm of the Year – South Asia – Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017
■ Best Corporate Law Firm of the Year – Legal Era Awards 2017-18
■ Law Firm of the Year, M&A Law Firm of the Year – IDEX Legal Awards 2018
■ Firm of the Year 2017 – India, Antitrust/ Competition – Asian-Mena Counsel
■ Law Firm of the Year, M&A Law Firm of the Year and Best Law Firm to Work For – IDEX Legal Awards 2017
■ India Deal Firm of the Year – Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2017
■ Law Firm of the Year and Best Overall Law Firms 2016 – India Business Law Journal – Indian Law Firm Awards
■ Best Indian Law Firm 2016 – Gold Award – International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA)
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 business and financial enterprises, large 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. International: 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.
Partner: Haigreve Khaitan
Partner: Rabindra Jhunjhunwala