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Numerous foreign law firms are active in the Indian market.
24 September 2015

The New York judiciary is to decide whether to approve a proposal to allow foreign lawyers to advise in litigation and transactional matters on a short-term basis in the city, which is currently allowed by nine other US states, though those lawyers would only get a temporary licence and wouldn’t be allowed to set up offices there or practice local law.

"In light of the increasing globalization of business and law practice. New York’s role as a center of world commerce would be enhanced by permitting lawyers from other jurisdictions to appear in this slate to work on transactional or short-term litigation-related matters (so-called “fly-in. fly-out” events),” the New York State Office of Court Administration said in a letter this month,

reported Wall Street Journal.

15 September 2015

The Indian judiciary has been grappling with the question of whether to permit foreign lawyers to practice in India for more than two decades. After yesterday’s hearing in the Supreme Court, it doesn’t look like any end is in sight.

26 August 2015

On 25 August the Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) hosted a meeting with journalists and Arun Jaitley, finance and information and broadcast minister.

19 August 2015

Former Linklaters Singapore managing associate Pallavi Gopinath Aney is set to join Baker & McKenzie as a partner, an authoritative source has confirmed to Legally India.

05 August 2015

New York New YorkBrus Chambers, a Mumbai-based law firm has opened a subsidiary firm headquartered in New York.

23 July 2015

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has continued its association with the international referral network Lex Mundi, according to a press release by the firm and the network.

17 July 2015

Liberalisation: Artist's impression (Image: Pieter Breugel's Schlaraffenland)Endless jobs? Sacks of money for all? Better working conditions for everyone? Young lawyer Dhruv Balai Paul ponders the implications of the possible entry of foreign law firms to India.

16 July 2015

Target lockThe Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) will complain to the Bar Council of Delhi in the coming week against PDS Legal, Advaita Legal and other Indian law firms that are best friends with accountancy firms, as a follow-up to its recent complaints in the council against the Big Four consultancies E&Y, KPMG, PwC and Deloitte for their alleged unauthorized practice of law.

02 July 2015

Baker & McKenzie International’s Singaporean member firm Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow has hired Prashanth Venkatesh as a local principal on 1 July.

30 June 2015

Are the foreigners invading soon?Commerce ministry Rajeev Kher held a press conference yesterday, saying that the government had begun talks about opening up the transactional legal services sector and India-based international arbitration, having drawn in law firm lobby group Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) and the regulator Bar Council of India (BCI).

31 May 2015

Manan Kumar MishraBar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has sent an unsolicited email to Legally India’s editor Kian Ganz earlier today, after having sent a legal notice claiming defamation just over one week ago.

20 May 2015

Global legalLinklaters, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Baker & McKenzie are the highest profile foreign law firms operating in India, according to the latest analysis of foreign law firms’ India businesses.

18 May 2015

White & Case has hired Linklaters managing associate Pradyumna Mysoor as a local partner in its Hong Kong office.

29 April 2015

Davis Polk & Wardwell registered foreign lawyer Amit Kataria has joined Morrison Foerster (MoFo) as an of counsel in Hong Kong.

He specialises in cross border M&As and disputes and enforcement in India, according to MoFo’s press release, which added that he will help the firm grow its India practice.

The Delhi University 2004 LLB alumnus who obtained his LLM from Columbia Law School in the US in 2007, began his career as an associate in 2007 with Debevoise & Plimpton from where he joined Davis Polk in 2011.

MoFo managing partner Eric Piesner said in the release: “MoFo has seen an increase in demand for assistance from Asian and international clients seeking to invest in India as changes in government and various macroeconomic factors make India a more attractive investment target.”

The firm has an active corporate presence in South Asia with many clients including long time client SoftBank, added the release.