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Foreign Law Firms in India: An Economic Perspective on the War for Indian Legal Services Market?
Lex Witness (2012)
  • Maurya Vijay Chandra
Abstract
Entry of foreign law firms has been a hot topic in the legal fraternity in India for more than a decade now. Some have been looking for their arrival in India with great sense of anticipation and others have raised a queer pitch to keep them out. The formal battle lines are drawn along the legal possibility of foreign law firm's entry into India. Hon'ble Bombay High Court in the Lawyers Collective Case held that it is illegal for the foreign law firms to open liaison offices in India, but recently, the ruling by the Hon'ble Madras High Court in A. Κ Balaji has held it lawful for foreign lawyers to fly-in and fly-out to advise their clients on issues of foreign law, international law and international arbitration. This cross-talk between the foreign and Indian legal professionals across court rooms can be better understood, though, in the context of the core economic interest around which the relevant stakeholders are taking positions.
Keywords
  • Foreign Law Firms
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter September 15, 2012
Citation Information
Maurya Vijay Chandra. "Foreign Law Firms in India: An Economic Perspective on the War for Indian Legal Services Market?" Lex Witness Vol. 4 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mauryavchandra/7/