BigLaw’s (Crowded) Passage To India?

Law360, New York (August 1, 2016, 1:01 PM EDT) -- India is about to open its legal market to foreign-based firms. This is not a sudden development; India was a signatory to the 1995 General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) treaty of the World Trade Organization that paved the way. And though there will be limitations governing foreign firms’ ability to set up legal practices in India — most notably they cannot engage in matters governed by Indian law nor can they appear in court — they can set up offices there and are free to partner with Indian lawyers/firms to circumvent the aforementioned proscriptions.

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