Doc of the Day: New Lawsuit Seeks to Bar Foreign Lawyers from India

White & Case reports on a lawsuit filed in the Madras High Court seeking to block US, English and Australian law firms and lawyers not admitted in India from providing any sort of legal advice while in India, including advice regarding the laws of their home jurisdictions. Should the case be decided in favor of the plaintiff:

“Foreign lawyers, including in-house legal counsel, could be restricted or entirely prohibited from traveling to India to advise on laws of their home jurisdiction. Examples of restricted activities could include meeting and consulting with clients in India on issues involving US or UK securities laws, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, corporate, employment and general business advisory work…”

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