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05 July 2016

Possible artist's impression of today's meeting...This morning’s hotly anticipated meeting between government ministries and several non-governmental organisations, including the Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) and the Bar Council of India (BCI), passed without any principled resistance by stakeholders to the allowing foreign lawyers to practice in India.

04 July 2016

Is the door for foreign law firms to India half open or half closed? Guess what, it totally depends...The liberalisation process might never have been as advanced, but it remains a process fraught with sensitivity.

01 July 2016

The liberalisation gates have never been this half-openThe Bar Council of India (BCI) has drafted rules to allow foreign lawyers to practice in India, with the law and justice ministry having invited other ministries and three other organisations to discuss the proposals on Tuesday (5 July).

27 June 2016

A South Korean citizen who graduated from JGLS Sonepat last year is facing a dead end at the Bar Council of India (BCI), on her application to take the All India Bar Exam (AIBE). She took admission to JGLS relying on the reciprocity clause in the Advocates Act 1961.

02 March 2016

After a meeting between the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the law ministry on the subject of the entry of foreign law firms.

19 February 2016

The bar councils are the only remaining speed bump in the government liberalising legal services, the law ministry secretary responsible for implementing the entry of foreign law firms said today.

19 February 2016

An American Bar Association (ABA) source told Legally India that the ABA president Paulette Brown had met with the law minister yesterday and talked about liberalisation.

03 February 2016

Jones Day Singapore capital markets partner and India head Manoj Bhargava and of counsel Ankit Kashyap will join top US firm Sidley in Singapore, only several months after Sidley’s capital markets partner in Singapore, Prabhat Mehta, moved to the firm’s New York office full time.

02 February 2016

CMS has become the first international firm to open an office in Iran, two weeks after sanctions against the country were lifted by the US

01 February 2016

NLSIU Bangalore 2000 graduate Richa Naujoks was promoted to partnership at Nixon Peabody in New York City, according to a press release from the firm.

01 February 2016

Jones Day Singapore capital markets partner and India group head Manoj Bhargava and of counsel Ankit Kashyap have both resigned from the firm around a week ago.

24 January 2016

Our third email newsletter this year talks of the costs of doing business, the possibility of liberalisation, and a long-expected party…

20 January 2016

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has expressed support for enabling foreign lawyers to establish a presence in India.

18 December 2015

Jones Day has promoted NLSIU Bangalore 2003 graduate Karthik Kumar to its partnership.

30 October 2015

No “fresh permission or renewal of permission” shall be granted by the RBI to foreign law firms seeking to open a liaison office in India “till the policy is reviewed based on final disposal of the matter by the Supreme Court”, the _Reserve Bank of India (RBI) _said yesterday in a notification reported by the PTI.

This was possibly issued to comply with the Supreme Court orders in the AK Balaji case, most recently in September, directing the RBI to maintain the status quo, or there is an outside chance the notification was prompted by a foreign law firm inquiring about the status of the policy.

The [https://www.legallyindia.com/News/download-the-judgement-lawyers-collective-v-ashurst-chadbourne-parke-white-a-case Bombay high court had first artculated the ban in 2009 against Ashurst, White & Case and Chadbourne & Parke that had representative or liaison offices in India.

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.

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