Indian legal bodies clash over liberalisation plans

Indian Bar Council withdraws its support for opening the country's legal market to international firms, prompting the Indian Corporate Counsel Association to propose rescue meetings

india-flag2-Article-201607070633The Indian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) is planning a series of meetings to help rescue attempts to open up India’s legal market to international firms.

The body has proposed an eight-week series of meetings to help get the plans back on track after the  Bar Council of India (BCI) withdrew its support for its own draft proposals, issued during the summer, that would allow foreign firms and lawyers to operate in India. The market is currently closed to international legal services providers.

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