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Bar Council of Delhi directs KPMG, PwC, E&Y, Deloitte not to practise law

The complaintant said these companies are accounting firms but engaged in doing law practice

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Carte blanche to notify law requires reform

The on Thursday in a notice directed four accounting firms — KPMG, Price Water House and Coopers, Earnst & Young and India to not practice until further orders.

The direction was made after Lalit Bhasin, President, Society of Indian Firm in a complaint said "all these firms are actually accounting firms, however, are engaged in doing practice".

The notices were served in hand to Managing Partner, KPMG, Chairman Deepak Kapoor, Regional Managing Partner Rajiv Memani and India Managing Director.

Though and India filed their reply on Thursday, and have six weeks and four weeks respectively to file their responses.

"The Council is of the view that in the meantime, all the firms be directed to give the list of all the advocates, who have been engaged by them, in any capacity, in any of their offices at any place," the notice read.

The matter has been adjourned for July 12, 2019.

Bar Council of Delhi order to the big four companies

order to the big four companies

First Published: Fri, May 03 2019. 11:26 IST