Foreign law firms or foreign lawyers cannot practice the profession of law in India either on the litigation or non-litigation side, unless they fulfill the requirement of the Advocates Act, 1961 (Advocates Act) and the Bar Council of India (BCI) Rules, the Madras High Court ruled on Tuesday.
However, the bench of Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam did give a breather to foreign lawyers. The Court clearly stated that there is no bar either in the Advocates Act or the BCI Rules for foreign law firms . . .
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