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Numerous foreign law firms are active in the Indian market.
11 August 2016

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) Sonepat and the Indiana University Center on the Global Legal Profession is hosting a very interesting panel discussion today, which I intend to live blog here.

14 July 2016

Undated photo of Silf president Lalit Bhasin with cabinet minister Arun JaitleyAccording to a copy of the minutes of the meeting of Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) members on Monday, the SILF “decided to organise an interaction over dinner” with the recently re-appointed new law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the minister of state PP Chaudhary and law secretary Suresh Chandra, who is spearheading the liberalisation talks.

14 July 2016

The Narendra Modi government’s push for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill and other legislation - including potential reforms of the legal services sector - could see another roadblock in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament with the Congress getting set to attack the Centre on the Supreme Court verdict to restore the ousted Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh.

12 July 2016

Shearman & Sterling, DLA Piper, White & Case and Allen & Overy had the largest number of recorded Indian M&A deals in the first six months of 2016, according to data intelligence provider mergermarket, each with five or four transactions.

12 July 2016

The Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) meeting held in Delhi yesterday (11 July) to discuss its response and position to the Government proposal to liberalise the legal market, has seen the body set up a high-powered committee without any fundamental disagreements voiced about the next steps to take, according to several people who were present.

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.