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Cyril Shroff: How he is preparing for India’s legal market liberalisation

Cyril Shroff tells Manju Manglani how he is ‘scaling up’ Amarchand Mangaldas in preparation for India’s legal market liberalisation

23 January 2014

The question of when India’s legal services market will be opened to foreign competition has been hotly debated for some time. Every few years, members of international law firms and their representative bodies meet with Indian dignitaries to discuss this, following which reports are spread that the market will be liberalised ‘soon’. However, very little comes of it beyond some generous hospitality and nodding indications that some of India’s larger law firms would look favourably on it.

Of course, many international law firms have, over the years, worked with clients on Indian matters by using approaches like liaison offices, ‘best friend’ relationships with local firms, ‘fly in, fly out’ partners and India practice groups based in nearby Singapore, which have not always been well received by groups like the Society
of Indian Law Firms.

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