New Delhi / Chennai, India – October 2022 : We are pleased to welcome Ms. Sujatha Rangachari who recently joined the Chennai Office of Kochhar & Co. (“The Firm”) as a Senior Partner to expand its banking, project finance and real estate practice in the South India region.
Ms. Rangachari is a senior legal professional with extensive cross sectoral experience in banking, finance, infrastructure and real estate. She has over two and a half decades of banking experience having led the in-house legal function of various banks and financial institutions traversing diverse practice areas including retail, corporate finance, new products & initiatives, debt restructuring and financial recoveries.
Ms. Rangachari has spearheaded complex legal funding structures, including equity and VCFs, and initiated establishment & administration of investment vehicles and related regulatory compliances. She has successfully negotiated out of court settlements in complicated litigation matters and has led transactions involving restructuring of stressed assets, and corporate debt recovery. Her real estate experience also includes due diligence, clearing up titles, negotiating and signing off on development agreements and joint ventures, tying up of finance, loan restructuring, initiating and defending litigation.
Mr. Rohit Kochhar, Founding Member and Chairman of Kochhar & Co. extended a warm welcome, and said: “I am pleased about Sujatha joining our Chennai team. Her rich experience in the banking and finance sector will bring a fresh perspective to this area of practice. She brings on board a unique advantage of having extensive exposure of handling legal intricacies in the real estate and infrastructure domain. I am confident that she will prove to be an asset to the Firm.”
Ms. Rangachari added. “ I have been an established player in the financial legal space in India for a long time, and it is a matter of pride for me that throughout my professional journey, I have been able to successfully deliver timely, feasible and business friendly solutions. I am confident that in my new avatar in Kochhar & Co., I will continue to show the same passion and zest and be able meet all expectations.”
Kochhar & Co. is one of the leading and largest corporate law firms in India, with a full-service presence in the seven (7) prominent Indian cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Chandigarh and Hyderabad; and three overseas offices- in Dubai, Singapore and Chicago.