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Possibly final leg of liberalisation case to continue tomorrow (23 Jan) in SC

We did a brief report in the Law Society Gazette today on the Supreme Court liberalisation hearings...

Law Society Gazette reported:

End game nears for India liberalisation case | News | Law Society Gazette

Nearly six years after the Madras high court writ petition against 31 international law firms wound its way to the Supreme Court of India, the case may be entering its last leg after hearings of final arguments began earlier this month.

Submissions were made at a hearing last week by the Bar Council of India (BCI) - which has mostly opposed the entry of foreign law firms to India — and the government of India, whose ministries have been pushing hard to open up the legal market in the face of opposition from a handful of stakeholders.

Arguing on behalf of the Bar Council, senior counsel CU Singh said that any entry of foreign lawyers into India must be strictly regulated.


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