The establishment of the Tokyo office not only makes Kochhar & Co. the only Indian law firm to open an office in Japan but also the first Indian firm to have three overseas offices. The Tokyo office assumes significance in view of the fact that one of the main specializations of the Kochhar law firm is to provide full service legal support to major Japanese corporations in the areas of corporate law, litigation, labor and employment law, taxation, real estate and intellectual property. Kochhar & Co.'s expertise in representing Japanese clients is evident from the fact that almost 25% of the Firm's revenues come from Japanese clients alone and the Firm has represented more than 100 prominent Japanese corporations on various and diverse aspects of Indian laws.
Given the conservative and orthodox work culture of Japanese companies and their apprehensions about doing business in developing economies like India, the Tokyo presence of the Firm plays an important role in providing comfort and support to our existing Japanese clients as well as other Japanese companies that may wish to establish new business operations in India.
In recent times, economic cooperation and bilateral trade between Japan and India has been buoyant and Japanese FDI into India has seen a robust growth since 2004. Many leading and large Japanese companies have commenced business in India and Kochhar & Co. has partnered with such clients, being the preferred Indian Law firm for Japanese businesses, to make their Indian experience legally safe and compliant.
Kochhar & Co's specialization in representing Japanese Clients on litigation matters for Japanese clients also deserves special emphasis. The Firm has handled some of the largest and most complex litigation matters for various Japanese clients at all levels of the Indian judiciary including the district courts, the various High Courts in India and the Supreme Court. The cases handled for Japanese corporations include complex commercial disputes before all Indian courts as well as arbitration matters both under the Indian Arbitration Act as well as foreign arbitral laws.