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Bar council allows foreign lawyers, legal firms to practice in India

The BCI said India was not likely to suffer any disadvantage as a result of the rules

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Bhavini Mishra New Delhi
The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday allowed foreign lawyers and law firms to practice in India on a reciprocity basis.

Reciprocal laws are statutes of one state that give rights and privileges to the citizens of another state if it extends similar privileges to the citizens of the former.

In this regard, the BCI notified on Monday the Rules for Registration and Regulation of Foreign Lawyers and Foreign Law Firms in India, 2022.

According to the rules, a foreign lawyer or law firm is not entitled to practice law in India without registering with the BCI. Foreign lawyers

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First Published: Mar 15 2023 | 8:38 PM IST

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