India liberalisation plans draw objection from national law society

Society president Lalit Bhasin says he opposes the plans but is no longer against the entry of foreign law firms to India

The Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) has voiced opposition to the government’s draft plans for opening up the Indian legal market to foreign firms, published last week.

Speaking to Legal Week, SILF president Lalit Bhasin said that although the society no longer opposes liberalisation, he takes issue with the proposals laid out in the draft and would prefer a phased approach to the changes.

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