Indian law society attacks 'sell out to global players'
The president of the Society of Indian Law Firms has laid out the case against opening his country's legal market to foreign lawyers. In an opinion piece published in India's Economic Times, Lalit Bhasin of New Delhi's Bhasin & Co calls "totally unacceptable" the idea that the legal profession in India should be treated as a business that "can be acquired, merged, amalgamated, taken over and sold to global players". He points to the number of Indian lawyers serving in the judiciary and government, claiming that the profession's civic role could be diluted by the entrance in the market of foreign lawyers.
The president of the Society of Indian Law Firms has laid out the case against opening his country’s legal market to foreign lawyers.
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