President Barack Obama traveled to India this week on a much-publicized trip focused on boosting trade and security ties between both countries. What fell off the agenda? Talks focused on opening up the legal market in India, according to a lawyer who traveled with the president.

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge corporate partner Shahana Basu Kanodia, chair of the firm’s South Asia practice, told Legally India’s Kian Ganz that opening up India’s legal market to foreign firms was a relatively low priority and had been sidelined in favor of discussions on job creation and democracy.

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