Nishant Menon and Neeraj Grover have joined Kochhar from Dua Associates and Zeus IP, respectively.
Nikhil Narayanan is joining the Indian law firm from the London office of White & Case, where he was senior associate.
The Indian financial capital is the Singapore International Arbitration Centre's first overseas office.
If approved, the proposed $374 million investment by Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways would be the first of its kind since the Indian airline industry was opened to foreign ownership last year.
KKR is buying control of the Indian tire company from fellow private equity giant Warburg Pincus.
The Indian government's attempt to retroactively tax British mobile company Vodafone $2.5 billion may soon be settled. But, among foreign investors, the damage may already be done.
A significant amount of yen is flowing into Southeast Asia as Japanese companies seek growth outside the country. The lawyers aren't far behind.