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.
Sumesh Sawhney was previously co-head of the India corporate group at Clifford Chance.
It is the first-ever debt offering by India's largest mobile phone company.
Siddharth Shah and Bijal Ajinkya are the former co-heads of the funds and tax practice at Nishith Desai Associates.
For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.