Global Firms Snap Up India Work With Liberalization In Limbo

By Dan Packel (September 10, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The reforms that opened up India's economy in 1991 did not touch the country's legal industry, which remains shielded from foreign competition. But that's proved to be a small hurdle for the top international law firms.

As talk of reform has bubbled to the surface again in recent months, India specialists at several firms on Law360's Global 20 list say an opening wouldn't immediately change how they do business in the world's second-most populated country.

Barred from opening up offices in megacities like Mumbai and Delhi, litigating in Indian courts or even offering guidance on Indian law, these firms have succeeded...

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