About Us

Kachwaha & Partners is a full service law Firm, with offices at Delhi and Mumbai (Bombay) and associate lawyers in most major cities of India. The main office of the Firm is in New Delhi, conveniently located next to the diplomatic mission area. It is easily accessible from all parts of Delhi as well as its suburbs.

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.

Members of the Firm are in tune with the work-culture of international law firms as well as the expectations of large corporate clients. The Firm has amongst its clients multi nationals, embassies and leading Indian corporations.

Rankings

- Figures in Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100 list of leading commercial arbitration firms.

- Ranked Tier 1 by Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2017) in the category of Dispute Resolution.

- Declared a "Winner" in by the Indian Business Law Journal in the category of Dispute Resolution regularly.

- Founding Partner, Sumeet Kachwaha figures in Band 1, Chambers Asia-Pacific in the Arbitration Section since 2009.

Other Activities / News:

- Partner, Sumeet Kachwah’s News X ‘Legally Speaking’ interview dated 9th July, 2017 (on Public Interest Litigation) (View here).

- The firm organises and conducts an annual all India student essay writing competition on arbitration (click here).

- The firm organises and conducts the South Asian Regional rounds of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (click here).

Testimonials

  • "'One of the most capable litigation law firms in India', Kachwaha & Partners' dispute resolution practice is a clear leader. The firm handles a large volume of disputes.” 
    Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2013)
  • "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,' say interviewees, adding that 'he is totally straightforward' ... "
    Chambers Asia 2011-Dispute Resolution Section
  • "..Sources say that '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 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • "Kachwaha & Partners, known for its keen interest and expertise in arbitration, is described as 'goal-oriented' by …. deputy director of legal services at the Ford Foundation in New York. 'They provide us very good service, are very responsive and work hard to make sure that we can get our investments done with the least complications.”

    "[ ] at London, Leigh Day 'I have been extremely impressed by all aspects of my dealings with Kachwaha & Partners,' he says. 'They have been extremely efficient at all times…I have also been enormously impressed by Mr. Kachwaha's obvious in-depth and wide-ranging knowledge and expertise.'.."

    “Dharmendra Rautray and Tara Shahani are also cited as star performers.”

    [ ] at Weil Gotshal & Manges in London, appreciates the partner time she receives at the firm. [She] chose Kachwaha & Partners for litigation and arbitration advice such as the enforcement of arbitration awards or orders from the Indian courts in support of arbitration. 'I have complete confidence in the caliber of their work and in their integrity,' she says.
    India Business Law Journal (Hong Kong) 2013
  • Sources say, “The team at Kachwaha and 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’, and the ‘cooperative and diligent’ Ankit Khushu is also recommended…”
    Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2017)
  • "Clients are impressed with the quality advice they receive: 'hiring the services of Kachwaha & Partners to represent us in the enforcement and execution proceedings of an American Association Arbitration award before the Indian courts was definitely a proper choice for our company. I recommend Kachwaha & Partners to any client seeking a high standard of legal services. The firm stands for integrity and has outstanding knowledge and experience' ..."
    Indian Lawyer 250 (2011)
  • “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)
  • Kachwaha & Partners is rated in Band One by Indian Business Law Journal (Hong Kong) for dispute resolution (2009).

    Extracts from the Report:
    "Kachwaha & Partners also wins critical acclaim for its dispute resolution work." '[We used Kachwaha] for a litigation in the Bombay courts involving an Indian Company, as well as for Indian law input for concurrent proceedings in the Singapore courts,' says Paul Sandosham, a partner at Singaporean law firm Wong Partnership. 'We had a very good working experience and we were very satisfied'. 'Sumeet Kachwaha provided us with very good inputs on Indian laws as well as overall strategy.' Peter Rosell, legal counsel for Topsoe in Denmark, agrees: 'In view of his and his office's experience and high standing in India and in London we chose to engage him (Kachwaha) to assist us in a matter …… in New Delhi.' 'Their analytical ability and knowledge of the specifics of the relevant law and reference cases was impressive.'…"
  • "A highly regarded arbitration practice, handling a number of construction disputes. Regularly instructed by overseas companies."
    Chambers Asia Pacific (2014) – Dispute Resolution Section
  • “Numerous market commentators point out that ‘the firm is very prominent in arbitration’.”
    Chambers Asia 2017 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • “The firm is excellent at dealing with clients. They attend to all queries and look to find favourable outcomes.”
    Chambers Asia 2016 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • “They understand Western corporates and what they need.”
    Chambers Asia Pacific (2014) – Dispute Resolution Section
  • "They're very good in adverse situations where they have to fend off attacks from the other side."
    Chamber Asia-Pacific 2015 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • "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 opinions' that were 'well-supported by authorities and reports'. The turn around time was 'extremely good considering the response required from them was often on an urgent basis' ..."
    Asia Pacific Legal 500 - Dispute Resolution Section (2008)
  • "Following the successful conclusion of a long running anti-competition matter, one international client reports: 'the matter was dealt with in a highly professional and efficient way, always with a view to keeping the time spent and the cost to a reasonable level'.." 
    Chambers Global 2008 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • "... Sources agree that 'the firm is pragmatic and savvy. The lawyers always have the necessary knowledge and experience to perform to a high standard'.... " 
    Chambers Global 2011 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • "This practice has particular expertise in handling cross – border matters, and of late has been instructed by clients from as far afield as China, South Korea and Malaysia. It is well versed in a broad range of cases, especially infrastructure, construction, trade and shipping disputes." 
    Chambers Asia 2012 -Dispute Resolution Section
  • "This expanding practice was highlighted as a solid choice for quality advice on commercial disputes."
    Chambers Global 2008 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • "Praise for its reactive, swift service and strong team ethic"
    Chambers Global 2008 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • "Leveraging its impressive dispute resolution expertise, this firm is in demand among clients seeking representation for disputes in the projects, infrastructure or energy sectors….The group is also adept in providing procurement and tendering advice on various infrastructure projects."
    Chambers Asia 2012 - Project, Infrastructure & Energy Section
  • "This team is highlighted for its advisory experience, particularly on infrastructure projects in the busy roads sector. Sources say, 'they know what they are talking about and always provide us with a very detailed, practical assessment.'…".
    Chambers Asia 2011 - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Section
  • Winner - "Contributor Most Popular Article in India" (2008 and 2009) – Mondaq

    "In conferring this award ...we would like to congratulate Kachwaha & Partners for competing against    strong             India Challengers.."
  • Winner - Kachwaha & Partners, "Deal Makers Global Awards 2012." - DealMakers (2012).
  • Winner - Sumeet Kachwaha, "Arbitration Lawyer of the Year in India" - Corporate INTL (2011).
  • Winner - "2011 India – ADR Law Firm of the Year Award" - Global Law Experts (2011)
  • Winner - "Arbitration, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year" - DealMakers (2011).
  • Sumeet Kachwaha figures as a "Leading Lawyer" in Lawyer Monthly - Construction Section (2011).
  • Winner - "Construction Law Firm of the Year, India" - Lawyer Monthly (2011).
  • Winner - "Lawyers World Global Award Winner 2011" - Lawyers World (2011).
  • Winner – "Construction Law Firm of the Year, India" - Finance Monthly (2011).
  • Winner –"Construction Law Firm of the Year" Deal Makers (2010).

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