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The leading full-service law firm in India with over 600+ professionals with diverse skills and experience of intricate, high-profile and path breaking engagements. Team of highly motivated partners, lawyers and professionals delivering exception client service and expert legal advice across a wide gamut of sectors and industries. The Firm’s endeavour has been to be proactive and exceed client expectations. We take pride in our approach to work that focuses on understanding clients’ business and anticipating their legal needs (present and future) and provide pragmatic and commercial solutions.

 

Our vision is to be one of the most progressive and innovative global law firms. For us, “progressive” and “innovative” are mindsets and attitudes, an approach to how we do things. We instinctively take a fresh perspective on situations, exploring whether there are newer and better ways of delivering practical, commercial solutions to the challenges our clients face in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.

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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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Our Foundation

Over a century of experience in providing cutting-edge advisory services across all disciplines giving timely and commercially viable solutions to complex business and legal issues. We provide an integrated and solution oriented approach for every transaction and advice sought. Partner-led transactions to give clients the comfort and confidence they seek. 

 

Best practices by investing in latest technological support and implementing the best knowledge management methods available and Global coverage by sharing current legal, regulatory and procedural updates critical to our clients’ business and organisation

  • Practice Area Experts

    Practice Area Experts

  • Innovation

    Innovation

    An Umbrella of Services

    An Umbrella of Services

  • Impeccable Project Management

    Impeccable Project Management

  • Apt Team Allocation

    Apt Team Allocation

Leadership Team

The Firm is run by an elected Executive Committee which comprises of partners from all offices of the Firm. The Executive Committee is responsible for strategic direction and management oversight and is assisted by the Firm’s Management Team in the day-to-day running of the Firm as well as implementation of key strategic and operational initiatives across the Firm.

History

  • 1911-1920
  • 1941-1950
  • 1951-1960
  • 1961-1970
  • 1971-1980
  • 1981-1990
  • 1991-2000
  • 2001-2010
  • 2011-2020
1911
  • Founding Day

    Debi Prasad Khaitan and J.N. Mazumdar set up the first Khaitan & Co office at 10, Old Post Office Street, Kolkata

1947
  • Debi Prasad Khaitan was appointed as one of the members of the drafting committee of The Constitution of India

1948
  • Khaitan & Co handled the deal between R.K. Dalmia and the Sahu Jains for Bennett Coleman & Co, owner of “The Times of India”

1959
  • Khaitan & Co implemented India’s first ever demerger for sugar companies Balrampur and Tulsipur at a time when the Companies Act only contemplated mergers under schemes of rearrangement

1970
  • Opened the Delhi office to continue providing legal support to client branching out from Kolkata

1980
  • Khaitan & Co advised the trustees of the Nizam of Hyderabad on wealth tax and valuation of the Nizam’s jewels

1990
  • Khaitan & Co advised on the long-winding split of Indian Express post Mr Ramnath Goenka’s demise

1994
  • Opened the Bengaluru office at the very nascency of the IT industry

2001
  • Opened the Mumbai office on the 90th anniversary of the Firm

2004
  • Khaitan & Co advised on the contentious Priyamvada Devi Birla will case

2005
  • Khaitan & Co advised on SREI’s LSE listing, the very first Indian NBFC to do so

2011
  • Khaitan & Co celebrates a century of excellence

2019
  • 650+ lawyers including partners