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Here's what a top lawyer thinks of entry of foreign law firms into India

Reversing a decades-long stance, the Bar Council of India this week permitted firms from certain countries to register in India, open offices and advise local clients on international law

Cyril Shroff
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Cyril Shroff, Managing Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

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India’s decision to allow foreign lawyers to operate in the local market will boost competition and fees, according to the managing partner at one of the nation’s biggest law firms. 
 
Reversing a decades-long stance, the Bar Council of India this week permitted firms from certain countries to register in India, open offices and advise local clients on international law in non-litigious matters. 

Cyril Shroff of Mumbai-based Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas likened the move to throwing a big stone in a pond. “It causes ripples but the pond will calm down soon,” he said in a phone interview Wednesday. 

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First Published: Mar 16 2023 | 12:28 PM IST

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