Foreign Attys Can Drop In But Can't Stay: Indian High Court

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 9:41 PM EST) -- An Indian high court ruled Tuesday that foreign lawyers can visit the country for temporary periods to provide legal advice without running afoul of national regulations that prohibit non-Indian firms from opening offices in the country.

An Indian lawyer, A.K. Balaji, had accused dozens of international firms — including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Freehills and White & Case LLP — and a legal outsourcing company of violating India's Advocates Act, which among other things, prohibits foreign firms from participating in litigation in Indian courts.

But the...
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