Bar Council permits foreign law firms to practice in select fields in India

BCI said that the entry of foreign firms will be restricted, well-controlled and regulated to ensure that it is mutually beneficial to Indian as well as foreign lawyers

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On Wednesday, the Bar Council of India (BCI) allowed foreign lawyers and law firms to practice foreign law and diverse international law and international arbitration matters in India, as reported by LiveLaw. This will be on a reciprocity basis. 

For this, the BCI has notified the Bar Council of India Rules for Registration and Regulation of Foreign Lawyers and Foreign Law Firms in India, 2022. It states, "opening up of law practice in India to foreign lawyers in the field of practice of foreign law; diverse international legal issues in nonlitigious matters and in international arbitration cases would go a long way in helping legal profession/domain grow in India to the benefit of lawyers in India too."

According to the report, BCI

First Published: Mar 15 2023 | 12:32 PM IST

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