The Bar Council of India’s proposal to permit practice by foreign lawyers and law firms in India hits a roadblock

In February, the Delhi High Court accepted a petition challenging the BCI’s March 2023 rules published in the India Law Gazette permitting limited practice by foreign lawyers and law firms in India. The petition, filed by advocate Narendra Sharma and others, challenges the BCI’s authority to make these regulations under the Advocates Act of 1961….

Japan Ministry of Justice approves update to registered foreign lawyer system

The Ministry of Justice in Japan has approved changes to the registered foreign lawyer system, which will expand the scope of practice for lawyers working in Japan. The changes, which are intended to improve practice conditions and expand Japan’s international legal market, are focused around three main issues – The scope of ‘international arbitration case’…

Reform in Legal Education and Training in Hong Kong

In the article which follows, Heidi Chu, Secretary General of The Law Society of Hong Kong kindly provides us with an overview of the ‘state of play’ of legal education and training reform in Hong Kong. The present system of legal education and training in Hong Kong involves three stages, namely: an academic stage (a qualifying…

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