India Says Yes to Foreign Legal Work, But No to Foreign Lawyers
Posted Nov 19, 2007 12:50 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A charm offensive by the British bar has failed to win immediate permission from the Indian government for foreign lawyers to practice in what many consider the world capital of legal outsourcing work.
"The Bar Council of India (BCI) has released a joint resolution with the country’s state Bar councils urging the Indian Government not to open up the legal profession to foreign lawyers, in the latest blow to hopes of imminent liberalization of the key emerging market," reports Legal Week.
However, the conference apparently expects to continue with discussions about potentially opening up Indian law practice to foreign attorneys at some point in the future.