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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants  

Legal Services | India

www.kochhar.com
tel: +91 11 41 11 52 22 | fax: +91 11 40 56 38 13
11th Floor, Tower A, DLF Towers Jasola | New Delhi | India

Meet The Team


Rohit Kochhar

Rohit KochharChairman & Managing Partner

  • Foreign Investment
  • Joint Ventures

Vijay Ravi

Vijay B RaviSenior Partner

  • Labour & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Tushar Chowdhary

Tushar ChowdharySenior Associate

  • Labour & Employment


Latest Alerts


COVID 19 - Relaxation of Regulatory Compliances Under the Companies Act, 2013 Introduced by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

The much-awaited relaxation of regulatory compliances under the Companies Act, 2013 (hereinafter “the Act”) have been introduced by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (hereinafter “the MCA”). Please see below the detailed analysis of relaxations introduced by the MCA on regulatory compliances applicable under the Act: (i) Directors need not plan their Board meetings in the coming quarter of this calendar year i.e. upto June 30, 2020. The directors can plan their Board meeting sometime during the last month of the next quarter i.e. by end of September 30, 2020...

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COVID-19: An Update for India (March 24, 2020)*
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

In an attempt to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is contained effectively, the Indian Government has mandated a complete nationwide lockdown for 21 days beginning from March 25, 2020, 00:00 hrs.   Mandatory Closure of Commercial Establishments All shops, commercial establishments, factories, workshops and offices, excluding establishments engaged in providing essential are required to be shut down...

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Important and Urgent Client Advisory: MCA - COVID-19 Filings
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) has issued an advisory that is applicable to all Indian companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) registered with the MCA. As per the said advisory, all companies and LLPs are required to take the following immediate steps in order to aid social distancing for reducing transmission of COVID-19:  To follow “Work from Home” as a temporary measure until March 31st 2020. Work from Home policy is to be followed at “head quarters” and all “field offices” of companies and LLPs to the maximum extent possible...

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COVID-19 Realty Bites - After Drop in Sales, Will COVID-19 Lead to Eviction of Retailers from Malls?
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

Tips on how to mitigate losses: Mall Leases: Mall leases have ceased to be in the nature of a tenancy agreement. The clauses are no longer limited to availability of the premises, rent, lock-in period, repairs, and exit. Mall owners have come to impose sale targets on the retailers operating from their malls. Rent consists of both a percentage of the revenue earned by the retailer as well as a fixed monthly payment. Non-compliance with any of the provisions of the lease can trigger (a) termination of the lease, or (b) forfeiture of the security deposit by the mall owner...

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COVID-19 Update for Entities with Manufacturing Facilities in the State of Karnataka, India
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Karnataka through Department of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety & Health has issued a circular dated March 14, 2020 (“Circular”) providing certain guidelines for factories / manufacturing entities situated within the State. Employers have been instructed to strictly comply with the prescribed requirements along with the directions of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India...

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Karnataka Labour Department Directive on COVID-19 Outbreak
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

On March 5, 2020, the Karnataka Labour Department issued a circular (“Circular”) requiring all establishments in the State to grant 28 days of paid sick leave to any employee who has been infected by the COVID-19 virus (“Coronavirus”). These precautionary measures laid out by the Government aim to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. An employee who has been affected by Coronavirusand who is working in an establishment to which the Employees’ State Insurance Act (“ESI Act”) applies needs to obtain a medical certificate from the nearest ESI hospital or pharmacy and provide the same to the employer...

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India Law Update - Karnataka Labour Department's Directive on COVID-19 Outbreak
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

On March 5, 2020, the Karnataka Labour Department issued a circular (“Circular”) requiring all establishments in the State to grant 28 days of paid sick leave to any employee who has been infected by the COVID-19 virus (“Coronavirus”). These precautionary measures laid out by the Government aim to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. An employee who has been affected by Coronavirus and who is working in an establishment to which the Employees’ State Insurance Act (“ESI Act”) applies needs to obtain a medical certificate from the nearest ESI hospital or pharmacy and provide the same to the employer...

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