Kochhar & Co. Appoints Sivanandaraaj As Senior Partner And Head Of Litigation For Southern Market
Kochhar & Co, the largest commercial law firm in the state of Tamil Nadu, today announced the appointment of J Sivanandaraaj as Senior Partner and Head of Litigation in the Southern market.
- (1888PressRelease) November 19, 2010 - In this new role, he will oversee the operations of the litigation practice at Kochhar. In addition to this, he will also establish a corporate planning group which will look at strategy development and execution for the practice.
Announcing this appointment, Mr. Rohit Kochhar, Chairman and Managing Partner of Kochhar & Co., said, "We are delighted to welcome Siva on board to the Kochhar family. He brings with him a rich experience in litigation & dispute resolution from both a corporate and consulting perspective".
He added, "We are confident that Kochhar's association with Siva will further strengthen our leadership position in the state of Tamil Nadu our goal of becoming a fully diversified and integrated legal consulting company in India".
Commenting on the occasion, Ms. Dorothy Thomas, Resident Partner, Kochhar & Co. Chennai, said, "This is an exciting development for Kochhar & Co. in Chennai, and we extend a warm welcome to Siva and his team. Currently, there is tremendous potential for commercial litigation in Tamil Nadu, as the state is now witnessing a significant growth with investments pouring in. At this juncture, having a dedicated senior partner for this practice will help Kochhar retain our existing position as the largest commercial law firm in Tamil Nadu, and propel us to the next level as well."
About J Sivanandaraaj
Sivanandaraaj is one of the first students to have graduated from the National Law School in Bangalore. His diverse experience of nearly two decades spans litigation, arbitration, commercial disputes and mediation. He has been a leading advocate who has represented eminent Indian and global companies including Wipro Limited, Heinz India Limited, Godfrey Phillips, Franklin Templeton, General Mills, NIIT, Dunlop, Cadilla Healthcare.
He has successfully appeared in landmark cases such as the case where the Madras High Court for the first time restrained arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris; the disparagement dispute between Complan and Horlicks, the trade mark dispute of LG Corp, to name a few. He has extensive expertise in handling civil, criminal and IPR related litigations and is widely acknowledged for his strategizing skills. He is a trained mediator on the panel of the Madras High Court mediators.
As early as 1998, Siva was profiled in the Gentlemen magazine as one of the "Top 25 professionals in the country" along with Saurav Ganguly and Narain Karthikeyan. He was the only person from the legal profession who was profiled in the survey.
About Kochhar & Co
With more than 150 lawyers, Kochhar & Co is one of the leading and largest corporate law firms in India, and enjoys the distinction of being the only Indian firm with a full service presence in the eight prominent Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay), Bangalore, Chennai (Madras), Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur & Jodhpur and seven overseas offices -Atlanta, Singapore & Tokyo, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, & Riyadh- in collaboration with one leading law firm each in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Kochhar & Co. offers a wide range of legal services in the areas of corporate and commercial laws and specializes in representing major foreign and domestic corporations with diverse business interests in India. The Firm acts as Indian counsel for some of the largest multinational corporations from North America, Europe, South-East Asia and Japan (including several Fortune 500 companies). To learn more about the Kochhar Group, please visit www.kochhar.com