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.

Ranked Tier 1 by Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2016) in the category of Dispute Resolution.

Declared a "Winner" in by the Indian Business Law Journal in the category of Dispute Resolution regularly since 2012.

Membership

Member of the International Business Law Consortium, Salzburg (IBLC) – an international alliance of select law firms with members from 88 locations world-wide. IBLC is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers in the 'Leading Law Firm Networks (Global wide).'

Former member of ICC FraudNet, a leading global independent network of international lawyers specialising in fraud and white collar crime.

Other activities

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).

Recognition/Awards

  • "'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, with recent work including representing the... Group in a civil arbitration claim by the Organising Committee of the Delhi Commonwealth games regarding construction works handled by the group. Sumeet Kachwaha is a 'highly qualified litigator', and the 'organised and very responsive' Dharmendra Rautray has 'extensive experience in handling international commercial arbitrations. Senior associate Tara Shahani is also recommended for her 'proficient and diligent work'."
    Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2013)
  • Kachwaha and Partners declared a winner in the Indian Law Firm Awards by Indian Business Law Journal in the category of Restructuring, refinance & insolvency (2015)
  • Kachwaha and Partners declared a winner in the Indian Law Firm Awards by Indian Business Law Journal in the category of Dispute Resolution (2013).
  • Sumeet Kachwaha and Dharmendra Rautray listed as "Experts" by Expert Guides in the category of Commercial Arbitration (2016).
    Guide to the World Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration 2016
  • "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
  • "They're very in adverse situations where they have to fend off attacks from the other side."
    Chamber Asia-Pacific 2015 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • Kachwaha and Partners declared a Winner in the Indian Law Firm Awards by Indian Business Law Journal in the category of Dispute Resolution (2012).
    Extracts from the Report (February, 2013)
  • "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
  • "Senior partner Sumeet Kachwaha is a standout name in both litigation and arbitration, and one interviewee reveals that 'he is my first port of call for Indian legal issues'…"
    Chambers Asia 2012 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • "…Sources say that 'The firm is knowledgeable in court procedures and practices, and is very responsive'..."
    Chambers Asia 2012 - 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
  • Mr. Kachwaha figures in the Who's Who Legal in three Sections viz; Construction, Procurement and Arbitration. The 2010 & 2011 Editorial Section of Who's Who Legal (Construction) states: "In India, Sumeet Kachwaha of Kachwaha & Partners is 'very personable' and 'gives very clear advice'. 'He specialises in issues related to infrastructure projects.'..". He also figures in the Procurement Section of Who's Who International.

    "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
  • "Sumeet Kachwaha enjoys an excellent reputation for his arbitration skills. He recently represented... in the High Court of Madras in a petition for the legal entry of foreign firms to work in India. Other cross-border work includes representing Swiss Hinduja Bank in enforcing an ICC arbitration award in the High Court of Delhi…"
    Chambers Asia 2011 - Dispute Resolution Section
  • Dharmendra Rautray "recommended for construction arbitration work" by Asia Pacific Legal 500.
  • "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 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
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  • "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
  • 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.."

    Sumeet Kachwaha is renowned for his broad expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration.
    Asia Pacific Legal 500 - Dispute Resolution Section (2010)
  • Winner – in the category of "Dispute Resolution" -
    India Business Law Journal (Hong Kong) 2008 & 2009.
  • Kachwaha & Partners is rated in Band One in the PLC Year Book, U.K. for dispute resolution. (Only two firms in India figure in Band One).
    PLC Year Book, UK (2009)
  • Sumeet Kachwaha figures as an "Expert" in Commercial Arbitration in the Expert Guides (2011).
  • Winner - Kachwaha & Partners, "DealMakers 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" DealMakers (2010).
  • Note : Recognition / Awards prior to 2008 not listed.