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Founded in 1911, Khaitan and Co is among India’s oldest law firms with its roots embedded deep in our country’s history. It is also one of India’s leading full-service law firms. What began with a handful of people in a small office space with spartan furniture in Kolkata is today a firm with 700+ professionals including 150 partners and directors.
From banking to taxation, mergers to dispute resolution and even new age and dynamic areas like data privacy and competition law, Khaitan and Co has strong capabilities across practices. Our presence is pan-India, with offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Noida. The Firm also has capabilities in overseas markets via strong working relationships with top international law firms across jurisdictions; these include full-service firms as well as those with niche practice areas. The founding partners of the Firm have always maintained that focusing on ethics and good work is an integral part of the Firm’s fabric. This is demonstrated in our Ambition Statement that we proudly display in all our offices; it says “Our ambition is to be a respectable law firm providing efficient and courteous service, to act with fairness, integrity and diligence, to be socially responsible and to enjoy life.”
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The firm is one of India's most recognised full service law firms offering specialised advisory services to clients across all practice areas. 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 feature prominently in various leading international and Indian publications.
The firm has been prominently featured in all the major rankings for the legal industry with our lawyers bagging coveted spots on noted lists like Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Asialaw Profiles, Asia Legal Business to name a few. Some of our recent noteworthy awards and recognitions are as follows:
Global Restructuring Review (GRR) 100 recognises the Restructuring and Insolvency practice as one in top 100 in 2020
IFLR1000 2020- Tier 1 Law Firm, Corporate/M&A, Capital Market, and Restructuring and Insolvency
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020- Ranked as Tier 1 Law firm for Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Dispute Resolution, Private Wealth and Tax
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 – Ranked as Tier 1 Law firm for Antitrust/ Competition, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Investment Funds, Labour & Employment, Projects and Energy, Real Estate, Tax, White Collar Crime
Ranked No.2 at RSG Ranking of India Law Firm Practices 2019
Won the RSG Grow India Award for Enabling Corporate India for the landmark Flipkart- Walmart Deal in 2019
Ranked as “Outstanding Law firm” in the Asialaw Profiles 2020 for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition & Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Private Equity, Regulatory, Real Estate and Taxation
Asia Legal Business India Law Awards 2019 – Deal Firm of the year, M&A deal of the year (premium) for Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart
India Business Law Journal Awards 2019 – Best overall law firm, Award winning law firm for M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Competition & Antitrust, Insurance & Reinsurance, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Restructuring & Insolvency
The IDEX Legal Awards 2019 – Law firm of the year (Large), M&A law firm of the year, Employment Law firm of the year, IBC law firm of the year
Over the years the firm has attracted and retained some of the best legal talent in India to provide the high-quality legal counsel expected from it. The strategic hiring of partners has resulted in the addition of new practice areas, strengthening of the existing practice areas and also bringing in 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.
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 all its practice areas.